IPH’s urban health team has begun the training of community health workers. This is a three month training. Classroom sessions will be three days a week alternated with field exercises. The objective of the training is to prepare community members to become community health workers. (more…)
12th July felt like an important morning, as we wended our way to the IPH community centre in Tannery road, inaugurating the training for the seven new health worker-trainees from the locality. (more…)
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go…….
What if one day the lamb decided not to follow Mary? Would it be a crime? (more…)
Antonyamma, fondly known as Antu is our key community health worker, our anchor in the IPH urban health operational area of KG Halli. On Wednesday afternoon, Munna and myself went to her house to spend some time with her after hearing of her mother-in-law’s passing on. (more…)
Engaging with Media: Is it a ‘scary’, ‘showy’ and ‘not so good thing to do’ for public health professionals?
As a part of the 3rd South Asian Regional Symposium on ‘Evidence Informed Health Care’ at CMC Vellore, I had an opportunity to listen to Dr. Norman Swan, a pediatrician turned journalist, who is currently working as a health correspondent with Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (more…)
The most common reaction of laymen is that of raised eyebrows when you announce that you have a degree from the west. (more…)