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 ...

Why Open Prisons Are The Solution To India’s Overcrowded Prisons

Udaipur: Kalu Tulsiram*, 35, a bespectacled, serious looking man, was brewing tea at a stall near the Udaipur central bus depot on a recent monsoon day. It was close to noon, a busy time for the tea s...

Why Bengaluru’s Bus System Is India’s Best And Loses Least Money

Mumbai: Bengaluru is India’s third most-populous city, but its bus system is not only India’s largest with 6,448 buses (in 2015-16), it also lost the least money (Rs 101 crore) over six years to 2...

Why Health Workers, Paid Rs 4,000 Per Month, Are Vital To India’s National Nutrition Mission

Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh: Every morning, 26-year-old Meenakshi Gangwar packs a rucksack--a baby doll, a register and some nutrition charts--and sets off on her scooter to visit one of the 41 anganwa...

Delaying Babies, Using Toilets Could Roll Back Anaemia Crisis Of Indian Women

Jaipur: Improved sanitation facilities and delayed pregnancy in India could reduce the rates of anaemia in pregnant women faster. The prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women in India (50%) is higher t...

Expenses Fell, Usage Rose After Public Healthcare Improved In 3 TN Blocks

Mumbai: Strengthening rural public health systems in three Tamil Nadu blocks made more people utilise their services while reducing their out-of-pocket expenditure on outpatient care, an assessment of...

Why Muthukanni, A Dalit, Had To Build Her Own Panchayat Office

K Muthukanni (center), the president of Madhavakurichi panchayat in southern Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district, was voted to power by six of the seven hamlets. But this was the beginning of her trou...

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

In Pratapgarh, a village that could be anywhere in the Hindi belt, a young man, Ravi, gets to know that his wife, Seema, is pregnant with a girl child, third time in a row. He wants her to get an abor... .fluid-width-video-wrapper { display: inherit !important; } In Chhattarpur village in Bihar, a few men formed a group and vowed to stop domestic abuse, plan their families and help th... The show expands, but funding has now run out When the makers of the serial found that 40% of their viewers were between 15 to 24,  the ministry of health and family welfare requested them to include...

Bihar’s Poorest Women Are Changing Their Lives, With A Little Help

Gaya (Bihar): Amola Devi had never been to school, had never seen the inside of a bank and is a musahar, or rat-catcher, a Dalit caste so low and marginalised that the Bihar government puts it in a sp...

New Model Of Tracking TB Patients Holds Promise For India

Khema Bhai Vanjara, a TB patient, is a member of a Gujarati nomadic community. The pilot program in Mehsana has made it easier to register and track patients, such as Khema Bhai, even if they are diagnosed and treated in the private sector.   Mehsana (Gujarat): “Is Khema Bhai there?” B D Sagar shouted out … Continued ...