Kilkari

Scaling BBC Media Action mHealth services pan-India

Posted on: November 7, 2014
By: Sara Chamberlain
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A rural family in Bihar subscribing to Kilkari

I’m exhausted, on the verge of illness and we’re very, very tired in the India office – but – we’re EXCITED! Why? Because in the last month, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has delivered maternal and child health content developed by BBC Media Action to more than 260,000 families. Kilkari, BBC [...]

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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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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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A lifeline for mothers in Bihar

Posted on: August 12, 2013
By: Sara Chamberlain
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Ram Lakhan frequently leaves his brothers, sisters and wife behind to work as a labourer in Mumbai. He uses his dual SIM Chinese mobile phone to talk to the folks back home: “I’ve got an Airtel SIM for Bihar and an Idea SIM for Mumbai – the Airtel network is better in Bihar, but Idea [...]

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