The Impact of Nutrition in the Adolescent Girls Program

Written by Alexis Barab In the past year, 45 adolescent girls from 2 rural villages around Jamkhed have been trained in topics of health, sanitation, environment, nutrition, and kitchen garden construction and maintenance. These girls are between the ages of 10 and 18 and have been trained by CRHP’s social workers, CRHP nurses, CRHP Farmers’... Continue Reading →

Health for All: Maternal Healthcare at Julia Hospital

Written by: Alex Halliday, CRHP volunteer  Before leaving the UK, I was programmed to believe that successful maternal healthcare came from plugging large funds into training highly-selective doctors and midwives. The maternity ward at CRHP's Julia Hospital is indeed a success, but it is neither built nor sustained on this ethic. From the very beginning,... Continue Reading →

When you give, I can give…

Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back. This year, CRHP wants to connect our donors, staff, and volunteers for Giving Tuesday by highlighting the impact our dedicated team is having on their community, thanks to your ongoing and generous support over the past years. If you are... 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 →

Paradigm Shifts

By: Marcus Heisler About 30 percent of US medical students participate in global health experiences by the time they graduate from med school. These experiences range from shadowing world-class physicians in technologically advanced foreign hospitals to being the first-assist on a life-saving surgery in a remote rural health center. Most of these experiences are clinic-based,... Continue Reading →

CRHP Mental Health Program: Repaving Old Paths

By: Sarita Panchang According to the World Health Organization, roughly 450 million people around the world suffer from a mental illness. In 2010, basic mental and behavioral conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse caused almost a fourth of total years of life lost due to disability . Doubtless, the global prevalence of mental... Continue Reading →

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