Sustainable menstruation is the way to a successful future.
– In conversation with Bernadette Ojao, Founder of Wabibi Pads Young girls living in refugee camps, often denied basic necessities are forced to stay at home during their periods due to severe cramps and vomiting, forced to miss their schooling and a happy childhood. Growing up in the slums of
Menstrual health and a cycle of stigma
– In conversation with Shuma Banik Girls as young as 10 years are made to feel ashamed of getting their periods and are taught that it is impure. They are made to follow generations of stigma surrounding menstrual health and do not have access to the basic medical necessities. Being
Keep talking, Break the wall of stigma around Menstruation
– In conversation with Chhitra Subramaniam, Co-Founder of Padsquad When the pandemic hit the world, the healthcare community focused its efforts on research and care for the infected people, but this shifted their focus from the other issues which plagued our society, including the lack of menstrual health awareness. Women,
Hysterectomy and Periods : The hidden truth in rural India
A 23-year-old girl, married at a very young age is forced by her family toundergo hysterectomy only because she was suffering from premenstrualsyndrome. Without any care towards the repercussions of the surgery doneunder unhygienic conditions, she had to bear the trauma and suffering forthe rest of her life. The apathy
THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM POST-PANDEMIC: DID WE LEARN ANYTHING AT ALL?
By Rohan Singhal “Crematories are so full of bodies, it’s as if a war just happened. Fires burn around the clock. Many places are holding mass cremations, dozens at a time, and at night, in certain areas of New Delhi, the sky glows. Sickness and death are everywhere.“I have no
Making Healthcare accessible and available to all.
“Making Healthcare accessible and available to all would help us in the long run.” Said Dr. Arun Jose. He is a medical graduate and an epidemiologist. He works as a Deputy Director at Centre of Digital Health at IIPH. The organization works in the field of Digital education, Telemedicine and
Divided by borders, United through period poverty
A pregnant woman who underwent an at- home abortion in the hills of Butaro, Rwanda had to walk for miles on the long dirt roadsto reach medical care. This was not the first person to experience this injustice nor would she be the last person to face it. Autumn Eastman
THE WHAT, WHY AND HOW OF INDIA’S DRUG PROBLEM
by Rohan Singhal “I have been a user for 24 years of my life. And I have been clean for the last 6 years, so it becomes easy for me to create a connection with the incoming addicts and I can easily bond with them, thus guiding them on the
INDIA’S ORGAN DONATION CONUNDRUM: THE STORY YOU KNOW THE REASONS YOU DON’T
By Rohan Singhal “Half a million Indians die every year waiting for organs in a country that conducts the second most transplants in the world.” This statistic shook me and to know more about the reasons behind this situation, I talked to Dr. Sourabh Sharma who is working in Projects
Strengthening Healthcare System: one step at a time!
“Imagine a situation where you equipped a rural area with a high technology ICU bed but it remains unused because people do not know how to use it. Providing a solution is not enough in today’s time. We really need to ensure its adequate implementation.” Said Dr. Nishan while having
From Nursing to Masters in Public Health: it’s been quite a journey!
“We need to consider different aspects and determinants of health while planning policies and programs”, said Arish. Arish is currently working with Reliance Foundation as a Program Manager in the field of Primary and Preventive Healthcare in the slum areas of Mumbai. His everyday work revolves around solving and managing
HEALTHCARE AND ITS ASPECTS IN INDIA: A COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR’S PERSPECTIVE
By Sneha Reddy Pulkurthi “I chose to take up community medicine because I did not want my medical career to be oriented towards providing help on a one-to-one basis but rather have a big impact on society” These were the words of Dr. Lalitha K when asked about what drew
CHITRA SHAH: AN ALTRUISTIC SOCIAL WORKER EMPOWERING THE DISABLED AND DOWNTRODDEN
By Sneha Reddy Pulkurthi Nelson Mandela once said “Disabled children are entitled to an exciting and brilliant future”. But sadly that is not the situation in our country and it is unfathomably disheartening to see the dire condition of helpless disabled and mentally challenged children striving to find acceptance to