Complementary feeding

Power of audio visual

Posted on: November 10, 2015
By: Ashok Kumar Singh
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Bibi Anwari with her one-year-old child

‘Petpuja’ – our rural marketing campaign on complementary feeding – was in full swing. I was visiting a village called Nimaul to monitor progress. Fifty kilometres away from the district headquarter of Katihar in the state of Bihar, Nimaul is populous, flood-prone and visibly poor. On that sunny November morning, it was a great to [...]

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Stories of the health frontline, Bihar

Posted on: April 9, 2014
By: Wasim Ahmed
Categories: Innovation, People |Tags: , , , , , , ,

Poonam Kumari, ASHA holding Mobile Kunji

The World Health Worker Week (April 7 – 11) aims to support, appreciate and raise awareness about the important role of Community Health Workers (CHW). I want to celebrate this week by sharing my stories about some of the CHWs we have been working with in Bihar – their challenges, their triumphs, their highs and [...]

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The key to my baby’s health

Posted on: February 26, 2014
By: Md. Nasiruddin Ansari
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Our routine Health Sub-centre¹ meeting with the community health workers at Khagaria, a district in Bihar, was all but over when Rangina Devi, an Anganwadi Worker², walked up with a request. It was not the usual demand for allocation of more free minutes on Mobile Kunji that we hear at every meeting with community health [...]

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