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Patient Centered Care – One of the Many Solutions to ReduceMaternal Mortality

The Bihar Innovation Lab is a venture of potentially epic proportions. It  is a collaboration between the State Government of Bihar, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Knowledge Societies. A key argument positioned by the Bihar … Continue reading

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Design Innovation to improve healthcare

The Fast company lauds the efforts of D-Rev, a nonprofit technology design firm that aims to improve the health of people around the world living on under $4 per day. D-Rev’s innovations are all driven by people on the ground … Continue reading

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Text Messages can Save Lives

In May 2010, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the government of Gujarat implemented e-Mamta – a mother and child tracking system which sends SMS-based reminders about vaccinations, healthcare services and routine check-ups. LiveMint reports, “Although there was abundance … Continue reading

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Turning Smartphones into Digital First Aid Kits

The California based venture fund, Khosla Ventures, has just pledged $1 million to support CellScope, a mobile health startup that emerged from Rock Health Incubator’s first class of startups in 2011. This is the firm’s third such investment, in startups … Continue reading

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Reimagining Rural Innovation (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of posts presenting the main takeaways from the breakout session on Rural Innovation, held at the third Design Public Conclave. See the first part here. Sustainability of Efforts and Impact While most discussants … Continue reading

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Reimagining Rural Innovation (Part 1)

We finally launched the Bihar Innovation Lab (B.I.L.) at Design Public III; I must admit it has been a long and worthy wait. We’d taken the first step towards improving maternal and child healthcare with the creation of this lab. … Continue reading

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CKS Promotes Healthcare Innovation in Bihar

February 1, 2012. Patna. Today, one of our Senior Design Researchers has gone to Patna, Bihar to be a part of an intensive workshop on healthcare in Bihar. The workshop was organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and … Continue reading

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