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How Community-Led Healthcare Is Helping People Around the Achanakmar Tiger Reserve

By Shruti Saman, Project Coordinator Jan Swasthya Sahyog and Dr. Anup Agarwal, HEAL Fellow 2017 – 2019. Originally published in The Wire Dharamsingh (name changed) from Davanpur, near Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, about 170 km north of Raipur, in rural Chhattisgarh, narrates his…

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Life of Women in Rural Nepal: One Perspective

by Dr. Rekha Sherchan It was a fine morning, like most summer days, but I remember this morning more clearly. I woke up to my alarm, finished my morning routine, and headed to work. As usual, many patients waited outside…

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It Starts With Me

Viet Nguyen, MD, MPH, HEAL Fellow 2017 – 2019. Growing up in rural Nepal, Dharma never thought that one day he would be inviting menstruating women into his home. But the path to being a true agent of change isn’t…

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Why Are Children Still Dying of Vaccine-Preventable Diphtheria?

By Dr. Yogesh Jain, Co-Founder of Jan Swasthya Sahyog and Dr. Anup Agarwal, HEAL Fellow 2017 – 2019.  Poor implementation of routine immunisation programmes has led to continued outbreaks of the disease. While the initial immunisation is done, follow-up booster…

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Issues in access to end-of-life care in low-resource areas

by Dr. Yogesh Jain and Dr. Gajanan Phutke Dr. Yogesh Jain is the Co-Founder of Jan Swasthya Sahyog and HEAL Site Advisor. Dr. Gajanan Phutke is HEAL Fellow 2017 – 2019 working at JSS.  Abstract Even though 1% of people…

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