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Armed with a brush, a dalit fights paralysis with miniature art

Jul 27, 2016 06:55 PM A dalit man from southern Rajasthan got a new lease of life both economic and social after a fatal accident left him crippled for life.

Do our health systems promote gender equality?

Jul 27, 2016 01:55 PM Gender gaps still plague all the efforts put into strengthening health systems, write Madhu Deshmukh and Ravi Verma.

Virtual Classrooms supplement nursing education in Bihar

Jul 18, 2016 06:04 PM Bihar is a pioneer in using Virtual Classrooms for strengthening nursing institutions in the state.

Panchayat manages its own safe water supply in fluoride affected village in Bihar

Jul 12, 2016 12:30 PM Khaira villagers support PHED to set up two mini water supply plants and a Water Vending Machine (also called as water ATM) to avoid consumption of fluoride contaminated groundwater.

HRIS streamlines staff management across health facilities in Bihar

Jul 04, 2016 04:35 PM The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) helps in rationalising health staff deployment and cope with the challenges of a large population, tiered government health facilities and budgetary constraints in the state.

Public Private Partnership in Bihar provides high quality health services at low cost

Jun 17, 2016 01:15 PM State-of-the-art dialysis centres showcase how partnerships between the Government and the private sector can be an alternative model for affordable and efficient health care.

Making villages open defecation free in Bihar: A matter of effort and will

Jun 13, 2016 06:55 PM Even for a small village like Rampur in Bihar, which houses about 35 families, it takes multi-pronged efforts to achieve ODF status.

Special Cells for Women bring relief to victims of gender-based violence in Patna

Jun 13, 2016 03:43 PM Working alongside the police, Special Cells for Women inside police stations offer support to a large number of women harassed by violent husbands or other family members

Social audits help improve Anganwadi services in Bihar's villages

Jun 10, 2016 03:05 PM Communities take on an active role to scrutinise records and give feedback on the government run Anganwadi Centres that provide health services to women and children.

Empowering women spurs change at the grassroots in rural Bihar

Jun 10, 2016 02:44 PM Gram Varta or Village Dialogue spreads awareness among women on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

In Bihar, Skills Labs help nurses and doctors learn and serve better

Jun 09, 2016 02:20 PM Two Skills Labs in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar conduct RMNCH+A prescribed six-day training programmes for improving the skills of nurses and doctors in maternal and child health

Communities find knowledge through community radio

Jun 09, 2016 01:30 PM The radio station at KVK Barh has generated considerable awareness among people on issues like seasonal diseases, safe childbirth and the importance of using toilets.

Rogi Kalyan Samitis help Bihar health care facilities become patient friendly

Jun 08, 2016 03:55 PM Set up to ensure patient welfare, Rogi Kalyan Samitis are responsible for proper functioning and management of government health care facilities in Bihar.

Skill development in the Fisheries Sector: A critical need!

Apr 29, 2016 03:56 PM With a coastline of 7,517 km, fishing is a major industry in India, employing over 14 million people.

Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Days make a difference in Bihar

Jan 19, 2016 05:25 PM Pregnant women and lactating mothers along with children and adolescent girls are provided with need-based integrated health and nutrition solutions on village health, sanitation and nutrition days (VHSNDs) on assured basis in Bihar.

Indian film stars become torch bearers of social causes

Jan 12, 2016 10:40 AM Popular film stars in India have become frontrunners for many ambitious social welfare schemes.

Fostering greater inclusion for the disabled in Asia

Jan 05, 2016 06:03 PM ICRC regional director Boris Michel looks at how the disabled are being served by the international organisation in one of the most populated continents of the world.

Snapshots of the strength of the Indian Woman

Dec 11, 2015 01:30 PM There is a whole range of new thoughts and actions that define the Indian woman of today – Schmidt’s camera attempts to do justice to these unsung heroines.

Making an Indian village open defecation free

Nov 19, 2015 12:50 PM On the World Toilet Day, today, OneWorld South Asia, takes a closer look at the efforts being made at village level in Bihar for achieving ODF status.

Odisha village aims to end open defecation by 2016

Nov 07, 2015 12:15 PM Odisha village aims to end open defecation by 2016

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