Involve ASHA workers in screening of sickle cell anemia patients, says MP governor
Accredited Social Health Activists or ASHA volunteers are Indian government's affiliated health-care workers who are the first point of contact in rural India
PM Modi hails ASHA workers after being honoured by WHO, says they are at forefront of ensuring healthy India
India's ASHA volunteers were honoured by WHO for their crucial role in providing direct access to healthcare facilities in rural areas and their indefatigable efforts to rein in COVID-19 pandemic in the country
India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO
The more than 1 million female volunteers were honoured for their crucial role in linking the community with the health system, to ensure those living in rural poverty get access to primary health care services, said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
India’s COVID-19 vaccine delivery programme shows how it is optimising its physical and digital assets
The country’s Covid-19 response example shows that ‘phygital’ is the path to take. That is perhaps the most important governance lesson from the pandemic
Solidarity and protest: How an ASHA worker in Kolhapur addresses villagers' mental health concerns, fights for better wages
Even before COVID-19 duty, ASHA workers were overworked and underpaid, and the fallouts of these are visible.
Sexual and reproductive health: 'How did my wife develop an infection?'
An infection after a sterilisation set off three years of pain, a bewildering runaround of hospitals, growing debt, and eventually a hysterectomy for 27-year-old Susheela Devi of Rajasthan’s Dausa district
'Get no respect', say Delhi's ASHA workers as pleas for pay hike, protective equipment fall on deaf ears
As per government guidelines, ASHAs are called volunteers. But the amount of work they are expected to perform is more akin to a full-time job
Unseen Warriors of COVID: Forced to beg for our rights, say Hyderabad's ASHA workers
Frontline and healthcare workers were assigned additional duties to help manage the public health emergency. But while the number of tasks expected of ASHAs kept increasing, the protective gear dwindled
Unseen Warriors of COVID: Give us what is ours, say Mumbai's ASHA workers struggling for job security and pay hike
Overworked and underpaid, Mumbai's ASHA workers say they face social stigma at work due to the public's fear of COVID-19 and are shunned by their families at home
As Bihar nears 2.6 lakh cases, locals believe COVID-19 is just a 'flu', or, 'nightmare that is over'
As per one of the many conspiracy theories that have gained a footing in Bihar, COVID-19 is a rumour spread by Westerners to ruin India’s economy
'Kill Corona' campaign in MP can help fight COVID-19, but will it reverse spike in Bhopal, Gwalior-Chambal belt?
With three of six districts in election-bound Gwalior-Chambal belt recording over 100% growth in COVID-19 cases, it will be a major challenge for Chouhan govt to campaign and organise elections without creating new hotspots
Coronavirus outbreak presents chance for India to strengthen public healthcare system, train grassroots health workers to detect epidemics
What we have at the grassroots level are the frontline health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW and MPW at the level of a health and wellness sub-centre covering a big chunk of the population.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam medical fraternity takes a leap of faith in fight against COVID-19
Everyone in the country is nervous, only that people like Jenita Baruah, Dhiraj Pathak, Arun Kumar Konwar, Swapna Bhumic Das, Ratnawati Doley and many other unknown faces from the medical fraternity are braver than the rest.
Few ambulances, overburdened doctors among hurdles tribal women of Maharashtra"s Palghar face in accessing maternity care
Distance and access to the nearest health facility has always been a challenge for women in tribal hamlets
Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet
Majority of the families belonging to the Madia tribe in Maharashtra, whose lives have been disrupted by an encroaching ‘civilisation’, are left with a Hobson’s choice — assimilate and lose their Adivasi culture or resist and lose their lives
Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really need
Some women have been pressured into having hysterectomies so they can work as cane cutters without periods to interrupt their ability.
Team of doctors cite 'administrative failure', 'state's apathy' for AES deaths among children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur
Doctors, in an independent inquiry, blamed 'administrative failure' and the 'state's apathy' towards people for the AES deaths among children in Bihar.
Encephalitis in Bihar: Overburdened primary caregivers, poor quality of health infrastructure add to woes
In India, Japanese Encephalitis has traditionally been the most important cause of AES and this has resulted in an overemphasis on parallel AES and JE surveillance.
Gujarat govt offers to play the umpire; suggests PepsiCo India make it a party to contracts with potato farmers
Realising it was losing the battle of perceptions, PepsiCo accepted the face-saver of a negotiated settlement which the Gujarat government offered.
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners
"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.