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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Developing a framework for community based screening, risk profiling and assessing the true diabetes burden in South Indian Rural Populations by linking Casual Plasma Glucose and Body Mass Index

Worldwide the prevalence of diabetes amongst other chronic diseases is increasing. To facilitate diabetes management in a community setting for rural Indian populations, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public health (ICTPH) conducted a baseline survey in 2008-09, leading to the ...

Essential Health System Design Innovation – A Speech by Dr. Nachiket Mor at the TB Diagnostics Conference in Bangalore, India

By Nachiket Mor, Member, Board of Directors – ICTPH August 25-26, 2011; St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership, Dr. Lucica Ditiu; Deputy Director, Tuberculosis, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Peter Small; and distinguished conference ...

ICTPH Hypotheses to Address the Challenges Associated with National Health Systems Design for India

By Zeena Johar, President & Member, Board of Directors – ICTPH, and Nachiket Mor, Member, Board of Directors – ICTPH While maternal and child health and infectious diseases continue to be serious problems in India, an enormous burden of non-communicable ...

Managed-care: A Feasible Reality for Rural Indian Populations

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH According to the United States National Library of Medicine, the term “Managed Care” encompasses “Programs intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients ...

Our visit to the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH We had the opportunity of visiting L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) on April 12th, 2011. Our opening meeting with Dr. G N Rao (Founder, LVPEI) was the perfect introduction to their ecosystem, allowing ...

Laying the Primary-care Audit Guidelines for SughaVazhvu Healthcare

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH SughaVazhvu Healthcare is a Thanjavur based not-for-profit organisation. With its vision of “A Disease-free Rural India” and a mission to “Provide Managed Healthcare for Rural Indian Populations”, SughaVazhvu Healthcare is close to the launch ...

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