Category Archives: Zeena’s Note

From Corneal to Retinal Disorders: Our Role as a Primary Care Provider for Rural Indian Populations

By Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH Participating in the recent National Advocacy Round Table for Retinal Diseases in Hyderabad helped us revisit our ophthalmic care strategy as a primary healthcare provider for rural Indian populations. Organized by Retina India, a not-for-profit … Continue reading

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Visioning ICTPH and SughaVazhvu Healthcare – A Team exercise anchored by Dave Wallack

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH We at ICTPH and SughaVazhvu, stand together as entities, specializing in the provision of primary healthcare to rural Indian populations. Our approach of being the first touch point for rural Indian populations, called for … Continue reading

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Developing a framework for community based screening, risk profiling and assessing the true diabetes burden in South Indian Rural Populations by linking Casual Plasma Glucose and Body Mass Index

Worldwide the prevalence of diabetes amongst other chronic diseases is increasing. To facilitate diabetes management in a community setting for rural Indian populations, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public health (ICTPH) conducted a baseline survey in 2008-09, leading to the … Continue reading

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ICTPH Hypotheses to Address the Challenges Associated with National Health Systems Design for India

By Zeena Johar, President & Member, Board of Directors – ICTPH, and Nachiket Mor, Member, Board of Directors – ICTPH While maternal and child health and infectious diseases continue to be serious problems in India, an enormous burden of non-communicable … Continue reading

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Managed-care: A Feasible Reality for Rural Indian Populations

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH According to the United States National Library of Medicine, the term “Managed Care” encompasses “Programs intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients … Continue reading

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Our visit to the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH We had the opportunity of visiting L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) on April 12th, 2011. Our opening meeting with Dr. G N Rao (Founder, LVPEI) was the perfect introduction to their ecosystem, allowing … Continue reading

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Laying the Primary-care Audit Guidelines for SughaVazhvu Healthcare

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH SughaVazhvu Healthcare is a Thanjavur based not-for-profit organisation. With its vision of “A Disease-free Rural India” and a mission to “Provide Managed Healthcare for Rural Indian Populations”, SughaVazhvu Healthcare is close to the launch … Continue reading

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ICTPH and SughaVazhvu feature in The Economic Times

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The integrated health systems approach driving our action-research at IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH), in close conjunction with our Thanjavur based partner SughaVazhvu Healthcare recently featured in The Economic Times. The … Continue reading

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ICTPH anchors Washington University’s Trans-disciplinary Problem Solving Course in Thanjavur, India

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis will be conducting an eight week long summer course for their Master of Public Health Program enrollees here in Thanjavur, India in collaboration with IKP … Continue reading

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Facilitating Rational Drug Usage – An Illustrative Example

By Manimekalai Pichaivel – Pharmacist, SughaVazhvu Healthcare & Zeena Johar – President, ICTPH “Essential Medicines are those that satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population. They are selected with due regard to disease prevalence, evidence on efficacy, safety and … Continue reading

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