Mapping Rural Health Systems using GIS

By Ravikumar Chockalingam – Advisor and Consultant, ICTPH Geographic Information System and spatial analysis have been on vogue for much longer than one can presume. Although they were intended to be used for defence and military purposes post the cold ...

Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in the ICTPH Health Systems Model – A Technical Note

By Deepak Rajanna, VP – ICTPH IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) is piloting a nurse-managed, physician-supervised, technology-enabled, comprehensive primary health care delivery model in rural Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu with equal focus on developing Human Resources, Health ...

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 ...

Optical Mark Recognition Technology for Rural Health Data Collection

By Sabyasachi Das, Research Associate – ICTPH Non-communicable and chronic diseases are the leading causes of death in this part of rural India. The observed pattern of death is unlikely to be unique to these villages and provides a new ...

Obesity and CVD: A growing global health issue

By Shabana Tharkar, AVP – ICTPH Today, society is surrounded by an excess of food, luxuries and comfort, making humans prone to being obese and sedentary. For instance, being overweight or obese are major risk factors for developing insulin resistance, ...

The Million Deaths Study sheds light on the causes of death in children in India

By Laura Costica, Research Associate – ICTPH The 27th Nov edition of The Lancet features a paper1 emerging from the Million Deaths Study2 Collaboration, in which the causes of deaths in children in India are analysed. This new evidence is ...

Evaluating a delivery model to ensure feasible and effective reduction of childhood anaemia

By Lindsey Peugh, Research Associate – ICTPH The period between 6 and 24 months of age is a critical stage during which nutritional deficiencies can cause deleterious and irreversible effects on a child’s growth and cognitive development. Iron deficiency is ...

Improving Community Based Maternal and New Born Survival

By Divya Ramamurthy, Research Analyst – ICTPH There is a growing need for attention towards the health of newborn infants and their mothers. Neonatal mortality now accounts for about two-thirds of global infant mortality and about 3.8 million of the ...

Maternal Health Research and Interventions

By Divya Ramamurthy, Research Analyst – ICTPH The Millennium Development Goal to improve maternal health reinforces the importance of focusing on safe motherhood and preventive maternal care. In line with this, maternal health is a crucial aspect of the health ...

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 ...

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