VHW Profile: The Story of Akila Sayyed

As told by Akila Sayyed, translated by Surekha  After I got married at the age of 16, I worked on farms in the villages as well as factories in cities; however, my life never improved. I never found satisfaction in my work; no one respected me. I wasn’t contributing to the wellbeing of my family... Continue Reading →

VHW Profile: The Story of Rekha

Written By Lexi Barab Be sure to check out the “Did you know?” section at the end of this blog to learn more about the bold words. Rekha comes into the training room, laughing with the other Village Health Workers. She sits in the chair at the front of the room, adjusts her green sari,... Continue Reading →

Mobile Health Team: The Link of Health

Written by Morgan Ducey The Comprehensive Rural Health Project’s (CRHP) vision of health goes beyond the absence of disease; it includes social, economic, spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. The goal is to give everyone access to what CRHP sees as each person's inherent right to health in all these areas, through empowerment of the poor... Continue Reading →

Staff profile: An Interview with Surekha!

This interview was conducted with Surekha, a valued staff member and inspirational figure at CRHP! What is your educational background? I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology (with honors) from Karjat College and another MsC in entomology from Ahmednagar College. What were your initial responsibilities? I joined CRHP in 2011 as a social... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Cardiovascular Diseases in Villages

By: Irene Calimlim Once seen as diseases of affluent nations, chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are on the rise in developing nations such as India. This is known as the “demographic transition,” wherein a country transitions away from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases as its GDP rises. This transition has occurred rapidly in... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: Yosef Pandit

By: Alyssa Dilly Though Mr. Yosef Pandit, Mobile Health Team coordinator and Village Health Worker trainer at CRHP, has recently celebrated his retirement, he continues to be an integral member of the Jamkhed community and CRHP staff. In this interview, Mr. Pandit reflects on his time at CRHP. 1. How did you begin working at... Continue Reading →

CRHP 2013 Year-in-Review

The year 2013 has officially come to a close. Before moving full speed into the new year, it is important to reflect back on the successes of the past year.  Here are some of the 2013 highlights from the Comprehensive Rural Health Project: Training The way that CRHP scales-up is through training; in the past, CRHP... Continue Reading →

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