Strategy

An overview of Kilkari – A maternal and child health service in India

Posted on: December 6, 2016
By: Sara Chamberlain
Categories: Innovation, Strategy

It’s been 12 months since we launched Kilkari, a mobile health education service designed to help new and expecting mothers make healthier choices and lead longer lives on a national platform for the Government of India. During this time Kilkari has successfully reached two million subscribers and is now reaching 750,000 subscribers every week. Very [...]

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Conversations that transcend borders

Posted on: July 8, 2014
By: Ritika Pandey
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Odisha Chief Minister distributing Mobile Kunjii to ASHAs

At the launch of Mobile Kunji and Mobile Academy in Odisha, I revisited the question that had been on my mind through the six years I have worked in the development sector: What are the key ingredients of a compelling conversation, one that can lead to active change? So what are these ingredients? A starting [...]

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Transforming family health in India: lessons learned

Posted on: June 23, 2014
By: Radharani Mitra
Categories: Innovation, People, Strategy |Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Over the past three and a half years, a large team of over 250 people has been hard at work on an ambitious project that aims to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. This month about 60 of us came together to take stock of all [...]

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Bihar has two i’s

Posted on: August 22, 2013
By: Radharani Mitra
Categories: Innovation, Strategy

An insight mining exercise with husbands in Bihar

Draw up a balance sheet of Bihar. At first glance the negatives far outweigh the positives: it is one of the most populous states in India and one of the least developed. Abject poverty, illiteracy, poor infrastructure, caste-based politics and practically no governance for over four decades have cancelled out its rich history, natural reserves, [...]

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Stories of failure. And success.

Posted on: August 20, 2013
By: Siddhartha Swarup
Categories: Innovation, Research, Strategy |Tags: , , , , ,

A Community Health Worker  counselling a new mother using Mobile Kunji

How did the education system get it so wrong? Remember those multiple-choice tests where we had to pick one right answer? From the day we join school we are taught that there is always one right answer to a problem. Fortunately, life teaches us otherwise. Get married or not? One child or two? Job or [...]

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