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Is Managed Care at all a Possibility in Developing Countries? – A Perspective from Thanjavur

By Nachiket Mor and Karthik Tiruvarur 1 Developing country environments are characterized by acute shortages of both financial and human resources for healthcare as well as by a high burden of infectious diseases. In the recent past a large and …

'Catastrophic Payments and Impoverishment Due to Out-of-Pocket Health Spending' – A critique

By Karthik Tiruvarur, Assistant Vice President Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments are the principal source of financing healthcare in India and this fact has important consequences for household living standards. The paper “Catastrophic Payments and Impoverishment Due to Out-of-Pocket Health Spending” by …

SughaVazhvu launches its 5th Rural Micro Health Centre

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH With 80% of Indian Healthcare managed by the private sector, primarily unorganized, defined the core problem SughaVazvhu set out to answer. Delivering standardized, evidence based care was the solution SughaVazhvu set out to deliver …

ICTPH’s CVD Intervention Evaluation: Defining and Refining Goals

By Aimee Latta While approximately 53% of total deaths in India are due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) alone account for 25% of overall mortality in India1. These statistics are alarming and indicate a severe, rising burden on …

Seminar on “Recruitment Processes in Human Resources for Health”, New Delhi

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President, Interventions – ICTPH Although India is home to 17% of the world’s population, human resources for delivering health (HRH) to this population have remained woefully inadequate and this is one of the main reasons that …

An External Evaluation of the ICTPH Guide Program in Karambayam

By Rosemary Stafford, External Evaluator I arrived in India in the early morning hours of July 5, 2011, with one task at hand: to evaluate the ICTPH Guide program. I had 4 months to do this job, and I had …

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 …

Development and Evaluation of Complex Health Care Interventions – Course Organised by Sangath, Goa

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President, Interventions – ICTPH Since 2008, Sangath, a non-profit organisation based in Goa, working in the field of child development, adolescent health and mental health has been organising a course on “Development and Evaluation of Complex …

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 …

ICTPH launches Oral Health Intervention at Allakudi Rural Micro Health Centre

By Arun Jithendra, Research Analyst – ICTPH IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) is a not-for-profit research organization with its mission to innovate health-systems for remote rural populations. The four elements defining the ICTPH Health Systems approach are …

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