Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.
How Can “Fab Lab” Help Boost Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh’s Universities?
Recently, an undergraduate engineering student from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) in Bangladesh showed me his mobile app…
Seeds for Africa’s Green Revolution: Can India Help?
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
How can Poor People be Brought into Formalised Economies?
Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
Bangladesh Can Become a Beacon for Rapid Malnutrition Reduction – If It Chooses To
One of the welcome pieces of news from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is that Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest undernutrition burdens in the world, is on course to meet global targets for stunting reduction.
Japan Starts Emergency Assistance to Nepal over the Great Earthquake
The great earthquake hit the Nepali capital Katmandu at 11:56, April 25 in local time. Within only half day, Japanese organisations have already started emergency assistance.
Facebook Starts Safety Check for Nepal Earthquake
Facebook has just launched a safety check service for people affected by the great earthquake in Nepal.
Fishing for Freedom in India
1,200 fishermen describe themselves as slaves. They are all in debt to money lenders. UN reports.
How does Disability relate to Poverty?
Disability and poverty have a clear association. In Nepal, when people with disability have at least 9 years of schooling, they are not likely to live in poverty.
Small Changes, Big Impact
Born and raised in Coimbatore, young Gayathri has accomplished far more at the tender age of 23 not only than most of her peers, but also more than she expected from herself.