How Kerala Staved Off A Health Crisis That The August Floods Could Have Unleashed

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Alappuzha (Kerala):  Around 2.30 am on August 15, 2018, Abey Sushan, the programme manager of the National Health Mission for Pathanamthitta district, g...

How The Lights Came Back In Kerala’s Ravaged Homes

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Nileena and Cherian Zachariah’s home in Kallissery in central Kerala’s Chengannur taluk became a refuge for several neighbours...

How A Poor Women’s Collective Is Helping Rebuild Flood-Wrecked Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Grey dust had settled into the narrow alleyway leading to the home of 70-year-old retiree George Thomas and his wife Mariamma in ...

How Kerala Has Enlisted The Private Sector In Its War Against TB

Kochi, Kerala: In 2016, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, one of the largest private hospitals in Kochi district in Kerala, treated more than 200 tuberculosis (TB) patients. But it reported (o...

In One Kerala District, A Community Group Supports TB Patients At No Cost To Govt

Pathanamthitta, Kerala: For the past five months, 42-year-old Giridharan* has not been able to work. An auto-driver in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) last D...

How Once ‘Backward’ Idukki Is Leading Kerala And India In Ending TB

Idukki, Kerala: In 2006, Idukki was the worst performing district in tuberculosis (TB) control in Kerala. The scenic hilly district, famous for its tourist destinations of Munnar and Thekkady, has dif...

How Kerala Is Fighting TB, And Winning

Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki (Kerala): Agathi mandiram (poor people’s home) in Kollam city was built after Independence to provide shelter to beggars. Today, its 123 residents are mostly homeless ...

Kerala Flood Of 2018 Less Intense Than Deluge Of 1924: So Why Was Damage As Great?

New Delhi: Kerala’s once-in-a-lifetime rainfall was 2,378 mm over 88 days, four times more than normal--but 30% less and spread over 61 days more than the deluge of 1924, the most intense flood in t...

Central Aid For Kerala Enough To Buy 1 Rafale Fighter Jet

Mumbai: In response to Kerala’s request for Rs 2,000 crore ($286 million) for the rehabilitation of those affected by recent floods, the Centre has released Rs 600 crore, 30% of what the state sough...

Karnataka’s Udupi, Kerala’s Idukki Record Highest Rainfall In 2018, Serve Future Warning

Mumbai: Kerala now faces the ravages of the worst monsoon floods in 94 years, with 373 dead and more than 1.2 million in relief camps after 2,378 millimetre (mm) of rain over 81 days between June 1 an...