Author Archives: Atishay Mathur

About Atishay Mathur

Innovation Officer - Bihar Innovation Lab (Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

National Rural Health Mission – An Employment Generation Scheme for Women?

Last week I spent time with female health workers in Kurhani, a block in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, India. Coincidentally, Kurhani also happens to be the most populous block in India, boasting of a population of almost half a … Continue reading

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Changing Bihar – ‘Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes’

In a recent trip to Samastipur in Bihar, I came across a line of rickety, roadside stalls illegally downloading and selling latest Hollywood movies in HD – that too, at a nominal price of Rs. 10. Villages where electricity is … Continue reading

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Co-Creating with the Government

For an ‘Innovation Lab’ to sustain, it is necessary for the Lab to function in an environment that welcomes innovation and shuns traditional thinking. The Bihar Innovation Lab has not only innovated for Public Health, but also carefully crafted an ecosystem … Continue reading

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