Field experiences – Optimizing Data collection process with increased accuracy of collected data using field agents from remote field areas

Primary health care research involves data collection from remote field areas. The field areas can be small isolated ghettos, urban slums, remotely located villages, urban administrative blocks or any other location which involves certain number of households with permanent residents. ...

Camp-Based Approach to Community Engagement and Human Resource Training

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President – Interventions, ICTPH SughaVazhvu organised its first RMHC-based camp for cervical screening during the weekend of February 25th and 26th, 2012. The screening camp was organised in Kavarapattu on the 25th, and Okkanadu Melaiyur on ...

Addressing Human Resources Challenges in Global Health – A Perspective from India

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Nachiket Mor 1 Given the critical role that providers play in healthcare, human resources remains one of the most important challenges in healthcare in both developed and developing countries. And, this problem is made more ...

Seminar on “Recruitment Processes in Human Resources for Health”, New Delhi

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President, Interventions – ICTPH Although India is home to 17% of the world’s population, human resources for delivering health (HRH) to this population have remained woefully inadequate and this is one of the main reasons that ...

Community Engagement – Self Help Groups and the Women’s Health Interventions

By Vani Priya, Research Analyst – ICTPH and Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President, Interventions – ICTPH It was while waiting under the dim light of a community center late one evening in Karambayam, wondering how many women would attend our meeting ...

Orientation and PISP Training for Health Extension Workers

By Sangeetha Lakshmanan – Research Analyst, ICTPH The ICTPH Guide represents a critical role within the health systems team of the Rural Micro Health Centre (RMHC). Responsible for the health of approximately 200 households in her locality, the Guide is ...

Adapting Guides Weekly Training towards Community Health Needs

By Sangeetha Lakshmanan, Research Analyst – ICTPH Thursday mornings are of special significance for the Guides and Nurses at our Rural Micro Health Centre (RMHC). It is the time of the week when the Guides eagerly look forward to participating ...

Selection tool for Health Extension Workers in rural India

By Sangeetha Lakshmanan, Research Analyst – ICTPH Several countries have expanded their health systems by adopting the Community Health Worker approach to providing Primary Health Care. While both low and middle income countries have recruited health workers, there is limited ...

Sharing Ideas, Research and Strategies: ICTPH Lecture Series

By Subhalakshmi Ganguly, AVP – ICTPH One of the goals of any research organisation must be to continuously train and re-train existing employees, keep up with current technology and industry-specific skill sets, as well as expose staff to new ideas ...

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