National Level Workshop on Water, Health and Nutrition in the Thar Desert (WNHT): ageing and health as a key priority

On Friday, 29th of March 2019, GRAVIS, with the support of and HelpAge International, held the above National Level Workshop in Jaipur, India. March 2019 marked the successful completion of GRAVIS’ two years’ WNHT project which was implemented in 13 remote villages in Jodhpur and Barmer Districts, Rajasthan. During the project period, 1,600 people over …

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Find. Treat. All. #EndTB: It’s Time! 24th March 2019, World Tuberculosis Day

On March 24th 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (MTB), which causes the infectious lung disease known as Tuberculosis (TB). His discovery paved the way for screening and early detection, which made effective treatment of the diseases possible for the first time. Back then, about fifteen percent of the …

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Strengthening Rural Women in the Thar Desert (SRWT) Project

GRAVIS has been working with Self Help Groups (SHGs) for a long time and has recently launched a new project in cooperation with the Ernst and Young Foundation. India. The project, Strengthening Rural Women in the Thar Desert (SRWT), started in November 2018 and will go on for three years. During this time, GRAVIS will …

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GRAVIS reaffirms its commitment towards gender equality on International Women’s Day, 2019

On March 8, every year, the International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated. It is a global day for celebrating economic, social, political and cultural achievements of women and a call for continuing the fight for gender equality. Because of that, to promote a gender-balanced world this year's motto for IWD is “Balance for Better”. What …

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A conversation with Greys, Jean Boulton-Reynolds and Dennis Barrow

Dr. Mary and Dr. Nicholas Grey, the co-founders of Wells for India (now Water Harvest) as well as Jean and Dennis, supporters of their work, have often visited GRAVIS. With them, many GRAVIS board members and other guests got together in the headquarters of the NGO in Jodhpur on the January 15th, 2019. It was …

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