Our Blog

Our blog is our effort to share our experiences during the course of our work. These are stories of women from the frontline, village communities that work together, a system that is trying to deliver despite serious challenges and many more. We hope to spark off a positive dialogue on India’s maternal and child health challenges with these personal accounts. So do share your comments and contributions and write to us .

Lessons in Nutrition

Most of summer of 2015 was spent in villages of Jhalawar, a district in Rajasthan. It was only a month that our flagship program, Akshada, was launched. The main objective of the program is to improve the maternal health, child health and nutrition indicators. Hence it was important to speak to the mothers to understand practices around health and nutrition....

Nursing is my superpower: Ratan Kunwar (Moondla, Rajasthan)

It is a typical summer day in Jhalawar, Rajasthan. The journey to the field is long and bumpy and yet the landscapes, so well anchored in time, offer an extravagant simplicity beyond any polished beauty. We are here to meet and better understand the work and life of Ratan Kunwar, a young ANM posted in Moondla sub-center of Khanpur Block...

Mobilizing Adolescent Girls to Improve Healthcare

“Many girls in my class have dropped out this year, but I will complete my studies,” says 15-year old Vimal with a bright smile.  “I want to be a police officer when I grow up. I want to do something which will make everyone in the village proud of me” she says. Others in the group of about 15 girls...

WHY MUST THE KIDS DIE? A New Year question

More than a million children under-five die every year in India from largely preventable illnesses. Of the ones who survive, some thirty per cent are malnourished. Many women don’t get good care when pregnant, when they deliver, or after they give birth. There is improvement, and states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Himachal show the way. Others, like Rajasthan and...

Tickets for Hamilton in January

Want to book tickets for Hamilton in January? Learn how in this article. Musical director Alex Lacamoire explained that the song originally had a throwback Daft Punk/Pharrell feel, but after viewing a series of Vines with the three actresses improving on Destiny's Child songs, he reworked the song to give it a Destiny's Child vibe, then let the sisters add...

Is that spring in the air?

There is a bounce, energy, even a jauntiness, these days in urban India. An economy in rebound, investor confidence, new political scenarios, global plaudits. Spring it seems, is in the air. Sadly, for millions of India’s poorest mothers and their children, seasons barely change. Between conception and age five, anaemia prevails in over 50 percent of mothers. Some 50,000 women...