Seven team members from Urban Health project, visited health facilities and community-based outreach activities of Christian Medical College, Vellore
From 25-29 April 2011.
The team’s visit was coordinated by Urban Low Cost Effective Care Unit (ULCECU) of CMC that provides quality secondary care to a defined urban poor neighborhood in Vellore, called the ?Old city
The trip included
Exposure to waste management practice (for CMC health facilities and staff residences) that segregate waste and employ best practices like recycling, vermi-composting and reselling of waste.
Exposure to life skills education for adolescents
A visit to the rehabilitation institute
Field visits to understand the community and their interactions with community health and rehabilitation (CHAR) volunteers.
The sharing of experiences and ideas on community-based health activities in the urban context led to mutual learning and culmination of new ideas and enthusiasm. Many thanks to staff at ULCECU and of course community volunteers with selfless service and inspiring tales.
Citation : Prashanth, NS, Bhojani, U & Soors, W. 2011. Health systems research and the Gadchiroli debate: a plea for universal and equitable ethics. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 8(1). Jan-Mar 2011 issue. Link or Download pdf.