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WhatsApp-ening in India’s measles-rubella vaccine campaign? ☺️☺️☺️

It’s a Saturday night  and my phone memory is full again. Another 53 messages have come through from Uttarkhand, and then 37 more from Telangana. Scrolling through them is a rainbow of colour and activity with the bright clothes of women health workers blurring as my finger scrolls with the red and white dots of the campaign materials. My finger pauses on an image. A pharmacist has drawn an impressive cartoon of a family with a message about the campaign in the local language, Pahari. Already the cartoon has gone viral on local WhatsApp groups. As materials in the various…

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by · Thursday, 10 August 2017 · India

Bringing aid to Mosul : An insider’s perspective

Atheer leans back in his chair to gather his thoughts. We’re sitting in the anonymity of a crowded lunch room on the UN compound in Erbil — as UNICEF Iraq’s Emergency Coordinator for the Mosul crisis, Atheer makes every minute of his day count. He is a man with a lot on his mind. Military operations to retake Mosul and the surrounding areas have passed the six month mark and with over 600,000 people currently displaced UNICEF’s humanitarian operations are in full swing. “UNICEF is in life-saving mode. Even within emergencies we have emergencies, so we’re focusing on food, water and health.…

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by · Thursday, 1 June 2017 · Iraq

A clean start to life

Imagine watching your doctor wash their hands with dirty water. Imagine giving birth to a child in a hospital with no running water. Or having no toilet to use when you are in labor. Imagine delivery a baby, without having soap or water to wash your hands. This is a reality for millions of people around the world, where health care is practiced without the most critical foundations of disease control and infection prevention: safe water, sanitation, and good hygiene. Across the world, 38 percent of health care facilities do not have any water source, 19 percent do not have…

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by · Tuesday, 23 May 2017 · India

Indian Hybrid Organization Fighting against Unequal Access to Primary Healthcare

Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.

by · Wednesday, 5 October 2016 · India

Indian Hybrid Organization Fighting against Unequal Access to Primary Healthcare

Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.

by · Wednesday, 5 October 2016 · India

India’s sterilisation camps must give way to proper family planning | Shree Venkatram

A target-driven mindset and a disregard for female life mean the country’s birth control drive has been tainted by tragedy

It is one of the worst medical disasters in India’s history. Following a simple procedure called laparoscopic tubectomy carried out at two sterilisation camps in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh state, 14 mothers – some with babies as young as six months – are dead. More than 70 others had to be hospitalised, and some are still critically ill.

The state government has ordered a judicial inquiry and a medical team from Delhi is trying to determine what went wrong. The doctor in Pendari who, with a lone assistant, performed tubectomies on 83 women in only five hours, has been arrested. At the second camp, 56 women were operated on by another doctor.

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by · Saturday, 22 November 2014 · India