A powerful experience!!!

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…)

Self-motivation a demotivator?

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…)

Of death and dying – Reflections on visiting our colleague’s home

Of death and dying – Reflections on visiting our colleague’s home

Quality of care issues in tertiary hospitals. Are we caring for people or giving pills and injections?

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…)