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Launch of Karambayam RMHC

by Dr. Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The launch of our clinic in Karambayam on Sep 6th, marked one of the finest days in the history of SughaVazhvu. With the second Rural Micro Health Centre (RMHC) on-board, we are now …

Much More Than Logistics

By Subhalakshmi Ganguly, AVP – ICTPH How does a non-profit research organisation that is based in an urban city like Chennai hope to provide healthcare services to villages that are over 350 km away? While staff from ICTPH have been …

Sharing Ideas, Research and Strategies: ICTPH Lecture Series

By Subhalakshmi Ganguly, AVP – ICTPH One of the goals of any research organisation must be to continuously train and re-train existing employees, keep up with current technology and industry-specific skill sets, as well as expose staff to new ideas …

Training lay-workers to be professional enumerators: Field experiences (ctnd.)

By Laura Costica, Research Associate, ICTPH and Sangeetha Lakshmanan, Research Analyst, ICTPH The second week of the survey form training saw the SughaVazhvu Guides (SVGs) apply their learnings from the previous week’s mock sessions, as they made household visits in …

Training lay-workers to be professional enumerators

By Laura Costica, Research Associate, ICTPH These are exciting times as ICTPH and its implementation partner, SughaVazhvu Ltd., are gearing up for the launch of their second Rural Micro Health Centre in Tanjore district. Plans are ambitious: 5 villages and …

Summer Internship at ICTPH

By Subhalakshmi Ganguly (AVP, ICTPH; Coordinator, GIP Program) When you think of a summer internship, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you envision a fresh-faced young adult making photocopies or making phone calls or, perhaps …

Summer Internship in Tanjore

The ICTPH Global Internship Program (GIP) launched this past June 2010 with our first intern, Prateek Kumar Jain, from IIT-Kharagpur, who proved to be an outstanding addition to our team throughout the summer.  Here, Prateek shares with us his orientation …

How Electronic Health Records Can Enhance the Quality of Health Services Delivery

By Laura Costica, Research Associate – ICTPH Imagine an elderly man who walks into a primary care unit seeking treatment; his old age hampers his ability to remember past medical experiences, restricting the information the healthcare professional can use to …

Innovating Equitable Primary Healthcare

by Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH With 75% of medical infrastructure located in urban locations, questions arise on the accessibility of medical resources for rural populations in India which constitute a massive 72% of the overall population. Despite the availability …

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