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Rethinking the Paternal Role in Maternal and Child Health in Bihar

A rather vexing observation that we made while out on field work in Saharsa(Bihar), was that fathers seem to be having a rather limited role with respect to the care of the woman during her pregnancy. My initial response to … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking To Re-invent The Labour Progression Tool for Rural Health Workers

Under the Bihar Innovation Lab initiative, the Center for Knowledge Societies, together with the Gates Foundation, plans to kickstart its four principal innovation projects in rural Bihar. These are focussed on developing the healthcare delivery scenario in terms of products, … 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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Interested in Design Research?

We have an opportunity for you. As part of the Design!Public conclave, the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) is organising field experiences in and around Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of October. We are looking for intelligent, talented, or … Continue reading

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: An Interview with Ekta Ohri

By Ayesha Vemuri Ekta Ohri, the Head of Project Operations at CKS, recently attended a workshop organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Seattle. I spoke with Ekta about her experience there, and wanted to share some … Continue reading

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