October 5, 2020

Treatment and awareness help women overcome anemia

Extensive testing, treating the affected, and awareness about food habits to change malnutrition status have brought down the prevalence of anemia and improved the health of women

October 1, 2020

How to ensure better well-being of India’s elderly

On this International Elders’ Day, success of an intervention offering social bonding, and health cards providing the elderly easy access to health care, point the way for effective elder care

September 30, 2020
Coming together as a collective helps rural women bring about changes at the personal as well as at the community level (Photo by Bipin Sahoo)

How village organizations effect change in rural India

Coming together as a collective helps women shed their inhibitions and realize their potential by working towards personal growth and amplify their voices in confronting disparities

September 28, 2020

Woman panchayat chief on course to transform village

From efficient COVID-19 preparedness and relief measures to advocating girls’ education and converting a dumping ground into a park, Kanku Ben Amritlal offers hope in rural development

September 25, 2020

How interactive audio helped migrants during lockdown

An existing interactive voice response system was refashioned, enabling migrant workers in destination cities get messages regarding their circumstances across, subsequently facilitating their return

September 14, 2020

Adivasi communities restore common wells during lockdown

When repeated requests for better access to drinking water failed, members of a women’s collective convinced returned migrant youth to restructure community wells during lockdown

September 9, 2020

Lack of livelihood pushes returned migrants back to cities

Lakhs of rural Rajasthan migrants returned easily during lockdown since they worked in neighboring Gujarat. However, with no local employment avenues, the urban exodus would start again

September 2, 2020

Of cockroaches and digital health records

While digital health policy and proposed digitization of health records look good on paper, for it to be effective, basic rural health care services should function

August 28, 2020

Bank sakhis help villagers get lockdown financial relief

In villages that lack banking facilities, banking correspondents carry out related work as banks’ representatives. They have been instrumental in beneficiaries receiving their lockdown welfare support