Some Insights from Literature on Healthcare Financing Mechanisms

Healthcare may be divided up into the following broad risks categories listed below. Adigozel, Pellathy & Singhal (2009)1 of the Healthcare Practice at McKinsey and Mahal (2010) of the Harvard School of Public Health argue that each category will require ...

Karambayam – An Empirical Health System Insight

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH In a country like India – where Iron Deficiency Anaemia among children exceeds 70%, the top two causes of pre-mature mortality are CVDs (24.5%) and COPD/Asthma (10.2%) and the highest burden of disease measured ...

ICTPH Health System Approach

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH A health system needs to provide for the requirements of an individual through various stages of life and states of health, offering promotive, health-maintenance, preventive interventions for the entire population and disease management capability ...

The Aravind Eye Care System – An Ophthalmic Mark of Excellence

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must be the joy of doing something beautiful.” – Dr. G. Venkataswamy Under the leadership of Dr. G. Venkataswamy, Aravind Eye Hospital was founded in Madurai, Tamil ...

Emerging Issues in Health

By Dr. Nachiket Mor This post is based entirely upon my understanding of the material in an eponymous article by Dr. Sunita Kale which was published recently in the India Health Report 2010. Dr. Kale has very carefully assembled some ...

A CBC in just 57 seconds…

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Evidence based medicine comprises the back-bone of our approach at ICTPH. Working in conjunction with our Thanjavur based partner organization SughaVazhvu Healthcare we envisage to implement our model provisioning healthcare to remote rural populations ...

Creating micro-level databases detailing characteristic of Rural Indian House Holds

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH Provisioning customised services to the rural population encompasses multiple complexities, the most critical of which is an in depth understanding of the given Household (HH). Whether we are talking healthcare or devising optimal wealth ...

Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies in Children Below the Age of 36 Months

By Nachiket Mor Given the strong links between nutritional levels in children below the age of 36 months and overall childhood development, there is a strong desire amongst the ICTPH and the SughaVazhvu staff to launch a nutrition-focussed intervention for ...

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 ...

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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