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Field experiences – Optimizing Data collection process with increased accuracy of collected data using field agents from remote field areas

Primary health care research involves data collection from remote field areas. The field areas can be small isolated ghettos, urban slums, remotely located villages, urban administrative blocks or any other location which involves certain number of households with permanent residents. …

“Tapper and Listener” the course of Health Care Knowledge from Physician to Patient

We may have played this game in our childhood where we tap on the school desk the beats of certain song and one of our friend tires to identify the song.  In 1990 Elizabeth Newton a PhD student of Psychology …

ICTPH Ethics Series Part II – Autonomy

Autonomy literally refers to freedom from external control or influence, or simply “independence”. Autonomy plays a crucial role in medical ethics. The relationship between the health system and the patient is based on mutual trust and mutual interest, given that …

Literature review – Understanding the patient’s perception about chronic diseases and conditions, Barrier for non-adherence and poor follow-up.

Chronic diseases and conditions are the group of diseases which include cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and cognitive disorders. The Chronic diseases are on rise globally since last decade(1). Of the broad classified Chronic diseases cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, and cancer …

Broad-Base Primary Healthcare

By Dr. Aarti Sahasranaman and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 For a number of reasons, it seems pretty clear that any durable solution to the challenges of healthcare in India will involve a massive expansion in the infrastructure and personnel engaged …

Primary Healthcare – The Missing Link for Rural Indian Populations

By Dr. Zeena Johar, President – IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health At over 3 million square kilometres, stretching 3,000 kilometres from one tip to another, in both directions, with a population crossing 1.2 billion individuals living in over …

Conceptualizing our Bridge Training Program – My Journal

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The last two days have been indeed fascinating, as we have been trekking around to better understand the requirements of our Bridge Training Program that we intend to develop along with the School of …

ICTPH and SughaVazhvu Healthcare introduce bar-coded I-cards to streamline disease management

By Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru – Special Correspondent, Pharmabiz.com IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Healthcare (ICTPH) and SughaVazhvu Healthcare have introduced bar-coded identity cards as part of the rural micro health initiatives. This is a web-based patient-physician interaction and supply …

The lack of Primary Health Care

By Dr. Zeena Johar and Dr. Nachiket Mor 1 India has some of the best quaternary and tertiary care in the world and is gradually getting to acquire a name for itself even in the field of “Medical Tourism”. Secondary …

Where are the Doctors? Allopathic doctors in short supply; need for trained practitioners of alternative medicine

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 India is a country of 1.2 billion people. One estimate, provided by the World Health Organisation, suggests that on average one physician is required to serve 1,000 people, across all levels …

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