Khirki Mehendiwali

Transforming family health in India: lessons learned

Posted on: June 23, 2014
By: Radharani Mitra
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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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“I want to be like Mehendi…”

Posted on: May 26, 2014
By: Antara Gupta
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Adolescent girls who aspire to be Mehendi

Last weekend, I was with 64 of my colleagues attending the Shaping Demand and Practices retreat. We looked back on the last three years of this enormous and complex project. We took stock of the highs and lows, the successes and challenges. Lots of people recounted their experiences and in the evening when we were [...]

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Life and death discussions in Bihar

Posted on: January 27, 2014
By: Peter Horrocks
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Peter with a mother and child in Bihar

I’ve met audiences of BBC programmes in the UK and many parts of the world. But never have I met a group for whom a BBC programme inspired so much discussion as the women of the village of Vyapur in Bihar state in northern India. I was in Vyapur to join a listeners’ group to [...]

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Stories of failure. And success.

Posted on: August 20, 2013
By: Siddhartha Swarup
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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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