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ICTPH Health System Approach

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH A health system needs to provide for the requirements of an individual through various stages of life and states of health, offering promotive, health-maintenance, preventive interventions for the entire population and disease management capability …

The Aravind Eye Care System – An Ophthalmic Mark of Excellence

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must be the joy of doing something beautiful.” – Dr. G. Venkataswamy Under the leadership of Dr. G. Venkataswamy, Aravind Eye Hospital was founded in Madurai, Tamil …

Emerging Issues in Health

By Dr. Nachiket Mor This post is based entirely upon my understanding of the material in an eponymous article by Dr. Sunita Kale which was published recently in the India Health Report 2010. Dr. Kale has very carefully assembled some …

Cardiovascular Disease Intervention

Shabana Tharkar, AVP, Epidemiology – ICTPH The two-day Research Conference held at the ICTPH office in Thanjavur recently, primarily involved a series of comprehensive brainstorming sessions on potential healthcare interventions and their delivery channels. The long-term objective of the conference …

Our upcoming mental health intervention projects…

By Sayani Pan, AVP – ICTPH There is enough evidence to establish that mental disorders cause distress, not only to the person suffering from the mental disorder, but also to his/her family. It is estimated that one in four families …

A CBC in just 57 seconds…

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Evidence based medicine comprises the back-bone of our approach at ICTPH. Working in conjunction with our Thanjavur based partner organization SughaVazhvu Healthcare we envisage to implement our model provisioning healthcare to remote rural populations …

Visit to NIN, and upcoming Nutrition Projects

By Lindsey Peugh, Research Associate – ICTPH Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are widespread across India. The National Family Health Survey-3 found that half of young children who are underweight or stunted (low height for age caused by chronic insufficient nutrient …

Managing Diarrheal Illness at the Household Level: An Important Survey

By Divya Ramamurthy, Research Analyst – ICTPH To many privileged people in the urban areas, diarrhea is a trivial ailment that is typically perceived as nothing more than a nuisance in their daily lives. It is therefore a shock to …

Uniforms for SughaVazhvu: A Branding Strategy

By Sunayana Sen, Research Associate – ICTPH Keeping in mind the age old wisdom that staff uniforms are potentially an effective branding tool, we set out to find a local designer in Chennai who could help us with the design …

SughaVazhvu Guides: Concept, Selection tools and Selection

By Sangeetha Lakshmanan, Research Analyst – ICTPH and Rufin Jenila, Research Assistant – ICTPH When we opened our first Rural Micro Health Centre (RMHC) in Alakkudi, we selected women Community Health Workers (“Nala Oli”s – Light of health) based on their …

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