What's Going on at GRAVIS

Updates on rural development from the Thar Desert

AIDS 2014 takes off in Melbourne to discuss the pandemic’s future

By Dr. Prakash Tyagi Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was sadly at the centre of discussions as the AIDS 2014 Conference commenced in Melbourne on 20 July. Several colleagues, including Dr … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bioversity International Presents Preliminary Findings

Bioversity International Presents Preliminary Findings By: Raj Bhagat                 Bioversity International recently presented some preliminary findings of their research project in partnerships with GRAVIS and the CGIAR program. The presentation … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Training On Improved Quality Senna Farming

by Jocelyn Boiteau, GRAVIS volunteer — On April 9th and 10th, the Revive! Project with GRAVIS, Traditional Medicinals, Umalaxmi, Martin Bauer Group, and Women Serve hosted a training session to educate … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment


The coexistence of communicable and non-communicable diseases, also termed as the double burden of disease, has been impacting populations significantly across the world. The impact of this double burden on … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Multi-sector approach to improve nutrition in the Thar

by Jocelyn Boiteau, GRAVIS volunteer — The most recent National Family Health Survey from 2005-6 found that a staggering 66% of children under 5 years old in Rajasthan were stunted … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

State Level Workshop on Women and Children’s Health

by Jocelyn Boiteau, GRAVIS volunteer — Two days before ringing in the New Year, GRAVIS organized a state level workshop on women and children’s health in the Thar Desert. The … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making the Link: Climate Change, Water Security and Health

by Grace Remmington, GRAVIS intern Since arriving in India, one of the things which I have been considering is the links between climate change, the water cycle and health. India … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

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