Category Archives: Health Public

Risk factors perpetuating vulnerability among under 5 children in Bihar : Pediatricians experience

This blog explores the understanding of ‘Under 5 Mortality’ (U5M) and risk factors present in Bihar. In-depth interviews were conducted with three pediatricians in Patna; two of them are retired government doctors currently practicing in their private clinics running out … Continue reading

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Design Research: Creating Collaborative Experiences

The scale of ‘Under 5 Mortality’ (U5M) in Bihar is huge:  58 deaths for every 1000 live births, nearly 45 percent of all under five children are underweight and 49 percent of them are stunted. The disturbing figures of U5M … 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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Labour Progression Tool : moving a step ahead towards saving lives

There is nothing better if a tool can help in saving lives, Labour Progression Tool or Partograph is referred to record data for managing labour thereby saving lives. Existing tool is paper based requires to be modified or redesign to … Continue reading

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Labour Initiation: First Steps.

The Labour Progression Tool, or Partograph, Team initiated the Bihar Innovation Lab’s fourth project by organizing one of its flagship collaborative working sessions in Patna on the 1st of April, 2015. The half-day consultation looked to gain insight and expert … Continue reading

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A breakfast session with Madeleine Gabriel: Scale Up Social Innovations

The Adianta School extends its heartiest welcome to Madeleine Gabriel – Principal Researcher at NESTA (UK’s nodal agency for innovation) and Kirsten Bound, who are here to share their insights on “How Social Innovations could Scale?” Any social entrepreneur would love to be part of a massive societal change and … Continue reading

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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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Health Public Round-Up

Bihar Innovation Lab organised Health Public, the first Health edition of Design Public on August 22, 2014 to bring together thought leaders from Public Health, Medicine, Government (Policy and Implementation), Developmental Investment, Media, Design Labs, Start-ups, Technology and others to spark an … Continue reading

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Design Thinking for Innovation Procurement – from the desk of Lysander Menezes, PATH.

In the recently concluded Health!Public organized by the Bihar Innovation Lab (BIL) on Aug 22, 2014, an interesting question was posed by the BIL team: Traditionally governments have been lax in adopting new product innovations and incorporating them into their … Continue reading

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