Case Studies

Sedimentation is a problem faced by dams and water catchments, whereby the flowing sediments settle to the bottom of the dam because of stoppage of water flow. This impacts the dams negatively. On the other hand, the silt present in these sediments, are quite useful to improve the fertility of the farmland. This presents an opportunity for creating a win-win situation. Maharashtra state has…

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Sickle cell disease (common type being sickle cell anaemia) affects a huge percentage of tribal population in India because of its genetic/hereditary nature. A person can simply be a carrier which is harmless to oneself. But when a child is born from two parents who are both carriers then the child gets this disease. The effects of the disease are severe and more can be read about it here (https…

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Calcutta Kids is a public health organization providing health services to the underserved women and young children in the Kolkata slum area of Fakir Bagan. They provide preventive services, complemented by effective curative care when required. These services are provided primarily by trained Community Health Workers (CHW). Calcutta Kids (CK) provides a whole range of services for women health…

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There are parts of India where the road connectivity from the villages to the nearest block headquarter is quite poor. One such place (tehsil, i.e. block or sub-district) is Bhamraghad. Lokbiradari Prakalp (LBP), in village Hemalkasa, is the literal lifeline of this and neighbouring blocks, because it has a hospital (do go to the home page of Lokbiradari Prakalp and see the photos to get the feel…

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