Helping Hands Expansion Project

Written by: Jade Lopez In 2009, 14 year-old Nisha’s mother committed suicide, leaving her as the primary caretaker of her five siblings. While she looked for discarded scraps to eat and plastic bottles to sell, her brothers and sisters begged. Because she lived in the neighboring slum of Indiranagar, CRHP became aware of her circumstances... 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 →

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 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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