Partnership with Dimagi: Use of CommCare to carry out Rapid Risk Assessment through Health Extension Workers (HEW) in Karambayam

By Deepak Rajanna, Vice President (Infrastructure and Technology) – ICTPH Our field supervisor, Alex, training the Guides at Karambayam in the use of mobile phones to collect Rapid Risk Assessment data. A preventative approach to health invariably needs a sophisticated ...

Provisioning Oral Health and Hygiene Services to Rural Indian Populations – ICTPH’s Integrative Primary Health-care Delivery Model

By Arun Jithendra, Research Analyst – ICTPH Oral health has been one of the neglected areas of public health with dentists primarily involved in treating oral complaints with no specific focus on preventive aspects of oral health. A National Oral ...

Delivering healthcare to rural populations: A matter of scale?

By Diego Rios Zertuche, Intern – ICTPH Reducing the rural/urban inequality of access to health services in India is an issue of great concern. Despite the rapid economic growth of the country in the last decade, more than 716 million ...

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 ...

Protocolised Patient Management within the ICTPH Health Systems Model

By A.R. Selva Swetha, Research Analyst – ICTPH This is a period of global demographic and developmental transition, which has been witness to significant behaviour and lifestyle changes. The next two decades of epidemiological transition pose a grave challenge, with ...

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 ...

Life of a SughaVazhvu Guide

By Sabyasachi Das, Research Associate – ICTPH The above video gives a snap-shot of how a Population Based Individual Screening Protocol (PISP) is conducted in the field by the SughaVazhu Guides (SVGs), and also throws some light on the life ...

Use of System Dynamics to Investigate the Factors Affecting Patient Flow at the Karambayam Clinic

By Colleen Kinneen “Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots. It is a set of general principles – distilled over ...

Population-based Individual Screening Protocol (PISP): Reporting Back to Rural Communities for Increased Health Seeking Behaviour

By Sangeetha Lakshmanan, Research Analyst – ICTPH It’s a hot sunny morning in Thanjavur and the ICTPH Guide is packing her bag and getting ready to pedal her cycle to make home visits. One may wonder: where is she going ...

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 ...

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