GRAVIS’ attempts to improve the health and quality of life of villagers

Extremely high temperatures, a constant lack of water and a population density of up to 120 people per km2 expose villagers living in the Thar to drastic living conditions and have a major impact on their health. The region around Gagadi is explicitly dryer than other parts of the Thar and therefore puts an even …

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Recognizing GRAVIS’ Efforts to Save Mine workers’ Lives through Outreach and Education

Mine workers in India live a life of poverty and poor health due to lack of safety arrangements. . Since 1994, GRAVIS has been a leader in advocating for the health rights of these laborers. Let’s take a look at both the progress made and challenges of creating change. History of Mining in India The …

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GRAVIS’ Efforts to Advocate for Mental Health Care on World Health Day

The World Health Organization says depression is now the leading cause of illness worldwide with 300 million people living with the disease. Depression is also the theme of the WHO’s annual World Health Day which is held every year on April 7. To raise awareness about the illness, the organization launched the Depression: let’s talk …

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World Water Day: Water for desert communities at the fore-front of GRAVIS’ work

Water is one of the earth’s most essential resources and every year on March 22, people around the globe mark the World Water Day. The event was started by the United Nations in 1993 to put a focus on the need to sustain freshwater supplies. This year’s theme centers on wastewater, with a push for …

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GRAVIS’ Innovative efforts To Improve the Lives of Rural Indian Women

The 2017 International Women’s Day Campaign theme, “Be Bold for Change,” is the latest in the annual effort to spur more gender equality across the globe. At GRAVIS, our focus lies at the center of outreach to women. They range from setting up self help groups that allow members to combine their money to support …

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Women empowered in Africa through Sharing Agricultural Technologies

In Kenya and Malawi, GRAVIS has partnered with Techno Serve and other Africa based partners to empower the lives of rural women through sharing agricultural technologies. In a USAID funded programme, GRAVIS is playing the role of India Knowledge Partner (IKP), and Techno Serve India is the lead organization. Rahul Mishra, a program coordinator at …

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When Eight Glasses a Day isn’t Possible

In the United States, common medical advice urges Americans to drink six to eight glasses of water of day. Many of us find it a chore to consume that amount, but high profile lead poisoning cases aside, clean, safe and accessible drinking water is usually at our disposal. Travel more than 8,000 miles east and …

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