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Updates on rural development from the Thar Desert


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

Why We Need Climate Change Adaptation in the Thar

by Ben Soltoff, GRAVIS intern — The science is unequivocal. Human-caused climate change poses a distinct global threat, it has already begun to take effect, and it will only get more … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Dual Burden of Disease in India

by Lia Garman, GRAVIS volunteer — This year’s World Health Day publicized the increasing prevalence of hypertension by choosing high blood pressure as the theme for 2013’s celebration. Focusing on … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Monitoring of Blood Pressure for Reduced Risks on This World Health Day

by Dr. Prakash Tyagi, Director of GRAVIS — Hypertension continues to be one of the world’s most significant health problems, and its prevalence has grown significantly in developing countries in … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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