Tag: Community Health

Moving Digital to Phygital: Transforming Last Mile Health Access

Telemedicine is the newest entrant in India’s discourse on healthcare—from medical conferences to startups, one can hear this buzzword word across the spectrum. With several new telemedicine initiatives launched in recent times, it is important that the technology used is simple to use and comprehensive for the target population.

Where There is No Doctor

Health professionals who want to work in rural areas are handicapped by a chronic lack of information and an abundance of damning stereotypes about careers in rural India. Meanwhile, there is an acute shortage and growing need for healthcare professionals in rural areas. The diagnosis, according to the Rural Hospital Network, is a free-to-access website that aims to connect health professionals with hospitals in need.

The Endless Battles of Children with Breathing Difficulties in Bengaluru

The voices of patients and caregivers ring loud and clear: worsening air quality in parts of the city is directly affecting the quality of life that our children can enjoy.

People First: Reimagining Design and Technology for Community Healthcare

“What is in it for you? Why are you doing this?” asks one of the Health Navigators (HNs) in Channapatna, the “Toy-City'' of Karnataka,...

Centering the Community in Rural Mental Health Care

Here's a look at how community-led interventions can be used to improve mental health care in rural India.

Counting on Creches: How Community-led Interventions Can Create Lasting Change

The 2006 National Crèche Scheme and its network of neighbourhood crèches are meant to provide daycare facilities for the children of working mothers in...