ICTPH and SughaVazhvu feature in The Economic Times

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The integrated health systems approach driving our action-research at IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH), in close conjunction with our Thanjavur based partner SughaVazhvu Healthcare recently featured in The Economic Times. The ...

ICTPH anchors Washington University’s Trans-disciplinary Problem Solving Course in Thanjavur, India

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis will be conducting an eight week long summer course for their Master of Public Health Program enrollees here in Thanjavur, India in collaboration with IKP ...

Facilitating Rational Drug Usage – An Illustrative Example

By Manimekalai Pichaivel – Pharmacist, SughaVazhvu Healthcare & Zeena Johar – President, ICTPH “Essential Medicines are those that satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population. They are selected with due regard to disease prevalence, evidence on efficacy, safety and ...

Population based – Individual Screening Protocol for Rural Indian Populations

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The WHO Health Systems framework (WHO, 2007) defines six components of a Health System – service delivery; health workforce; information; medical products, vaccines & technologies; financing; leadership and governance. Within this framework, the evolving ...

Financing Health Systems

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The fundamental step towards achieving health equity is universal coverage, i.e., universal access to the full range of personal and non-personal health services including social health protection. My previous paper ICTPH Health Systems Approach ...

Health Benefit-Cost Effectiveness of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvements

By Nachiket Mor In any discussion of primary health and interventions to promote health at the community level, the issue of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion invariably comes up. And, while access to water and the dignity afforded by latrines, ...

Evolutionary links between Malaria and Anaemia

By Nachiket Mor Very interesting materials suggesting that while Sickle Cell Anaemia was probably an evolutionary response to the presence of Malaria, Iron Deficiency Anaemia probably began on account of a move to a more agrarian lifestyle but survived and ...

The Asian Enigma

By Nachiket Mor I have just finished reading a very old (circa 1996) and very troubling article written by Ramalingaswami, Jonsson and Rohde entitled: The Asian Enigma. The article seeks to ascertain why, despite the fact that countries in Sub ...

Provisioning Ophthalmic Care for Remote Rural Indian Populations

The estimated prevalence of blindness in 1990 ranged from 0.08% of children to 4.4% of persons aged over 60 years, with an overall global prevalence of 0.7%. Of the estimated 45 million cases of blindness by 1996, approximately 60% were ...

Switzerland – A Government Regulated Consumer Driven Healthcare System

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Having accomplished my PhD in ETH, Zurich I was always fascinated by the perfection of Swiss Healthcare System. Transitioning to India and my close involvement with Health Systems Research in our sub-continent allowed me ...

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