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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 …

Understanding child development and nutrition in rural Tamil Nadu: Site visits to Anganwadi Centres

By Lindsey Peugh, Research Associate – ICTPH In an effort to better understand the context and determinants of child development in rural Tamil Nadu, ICTPH staff members visited three Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres over the last week. Delivered …

Creating micro-level databases detailing characteristic of Rural Indian House Holds

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Provisioning customised services to the rural population encompasses multiple complexities, the most critical of which is an in depth understanding of the given Household (HH). Whether we are talking healthcare or devising optimal wealth …

Data collection and technology

By Sabyasachi Das, Research Associate – ICTPH One of the biggest strengths of the SughaVazhvu model lies in its immense knowledge of the communities it works with, specifically in relation to the individual level health status of the population in …

Alakkudi and Karambayam: An Epidemiological Profile of Two Thanjavur Villages

By Shabana Tharkar, AVP – ICTPH Set in what seems like the typical village ambience; both Alakkudi and Karambayam have become all too familiar to the ICTPH staff members, who travel frequently to these two villages. Both places share some …

Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies in Children Below the Age of 36 Months

By Nachiket Mor Given the strong links between nutritional levels in children below the age of 36 months and overall childhood development, there is a strong desire amongst the ICTPH and the SughaVazhvu staff to launch a nutrition-focussed intervention for …

PLSP: The Concept and Philosophy

By Ravikumar Chockalingam, Advisor – ICTPH You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not? George Bernard Shaw Health services provisioning, which includes primary, secondary and tertiary care, is one …

Considerations for Pricing at the RMHC

By Sheena Jain, Intern – ICTPH and Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH There is a lot of excitement with the opening of the second Rural Micro Health Center (RMHC) in Tanjore; this once ambitious goal for ICTPH is now a …

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