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ICTPH – Reimagining Health Systems (An Overview Note)

By Zeena Johar and Nachiket Mor The Indian Healthcare Context At over 3 million square kilometres, stretching 3,000 kilometres from one tip to another, in both directions, with a population crossing 1.2 billion individuals living in over 600,000 habitations, India …

Financial Sustainability: Ensuring Growth through Evaluation

By Johanne Chu My name is Johanne Chu, currently a sophomore at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. I arrived at ICTPH on February 2, 2012 wanting hands-on experience in health care. While I had no prior experience …

Camp-Based Approach to Community Engagement and Human Resource Training

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President – Interventions, ICTPH SughaVazhvu organised its first RMHC-based camp for cervical screening during the weekend of February 25th and 26th, 2012. The screening camp was organised in Kavarapattu on the 25th, and Okkanadu Melaiyur on …

Addressing Human Resources Challenges in Global Health – A Perspective from India

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Nachiket Mor 1 Given the critical role that providers play in healthcare, human resources remains one of the most important challenges in healthcare in both developed and developing countries. And, this problem is made more …

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 …

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