Author Archives: Shivani Saran

Design for VHSND – Patient Referral Slips

Slips have been developed to make patient referrals between different levels of facilities smoother, and the tracking of the same more efficient from the end of service providers.

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Problem Solving, Prototyping and Scaling at BIL

The Bihar Innovation Lab Team has been up and about with it’s maker-mode on. The VHSND (Village Health Sanitation Nutrition Day) Redesign group, consisting of 3 designers and 2 researchers, has come up with a series of solutions which began earlier … Continue reading

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Radically Improved Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from Bihar

Aditya Dev Sood welcomes the people to the comfortably cushioned first row as the next presentation makes its way. The Bihar Innovation Lab, represented by Divya Datta, Director-Innovation, presents analytic findings and critical innovation opportunity areas emerging from a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Shall We Innovate?

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Pride in purpose

The current system of incentives for ASHAs somewhat works, but fails at many levels, especially when it comes to the value and perception of welfare of beneficiaries. The incentives are driving them to do very specific tasks – immunization, sterilization … Continue reading

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Health is not a luxury of the rich

It is interesting to see how the popular media of communication affect the rural population; their choices and their aspirations. It is like making people believe that a pack of juice full of preservatives will do them more good than … Continue reading

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Time to deliver?

  Sunita and Paaltan Hasda reside in the Aadivasi Tola (Tribal Hamlet) of a remote area, Janglabhita, in Kishanganj. They have three children, out of which two were delivered at home and one at the PHC. The reasons were completely circumstantial and … Continue reading

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A mother of a healthy child, or a healthy child of a healthy mother?

One of the most common statements that we came across in the sphere of child health was – “Swasth bachcha – hasta, khelta, bolta, rota nahi”. Most parameters of good health after the child is born come from visible signs of … Continue reading

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