Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment in Urban Population of Delhi, India

Visual impairment is a global public health challenge. In 2013, a Global Action Plan was formulated by the World Health Assembly with an overall goal to reduce the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment worldwide. Cataract and uncorrected refractive errors contribute to more than…

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Revisiting Community Case Management of Childhood Pneumonia: Perceptions of Caregivers and Grass Root Health Providers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Northern India

Pneumonia is the single largest cause of mortality in children under-five years of age, responsible for one in five deaths [1]. In 2010, there were an estimated 1 3 million deaths due to childhood pneumonia, one-quarter being in India. Among these, 81% of the deaths occurred in the first…

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Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets to Prevent Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Indian Subcontinent

In a recent paper, Nagpal et al. voiced concerns about the limited or biased use of scientific evidence to support public health interventions to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is one of the major NTDs and does not escape this…

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Individual and Facility-Level Determinants of Iron and Folic Acid Receipt and Adequate Consumption among Pregnant Women in Rural Bihar, India

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 56 million pregnant women (42%) globally are anemic[1], the majority of whom live in resource poor settings[2]. The largest number of individuals affected (18.1 million) live in South-East Asia[1]. In Bihar, India, the anemia prevalence is even higher, affecting…

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Treatment of W. bancrofti (Wb) in HIV/Wb Coinfections in South India

As the HIV epidemic continues in many parts of the world, more attention is being focused on strategies for prevention and management of HIV infection. In addition to highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART), the immune interactions between HIV and non-HIV co-infections have been…

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Surgical Camp with SEESHA in Northeast India: Guest Blogger Dr. Ayodele Awojobi

The first time I came to India was in the year 2012, when I came along with my dad, the late Dr. Oleyombo Awojobi, for the conference of the Association of Rural Surgeons of India (ARSI) in Ratlam. A live surgery workshop was arranged during the conference, and that was where I first saw…

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Video: Suturing After Single Incision Lift Laparoscopic Myomectomy in a Remote Rural Hospital

By: Dr. J. Gnanaraj, Dr. Ayodele Awojobi and Mr. Dilip Kumar Dr. J. Gnanaraj MS, MCh [Urology], FICS, FARSI, FIAGES is a urologist and laparoscopic surgeon trained at CMC Vellore. He has been appointed as a Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Karunya University and is the… 

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