FB page flooded with appeals for Ejipura evictees

FB page flooded with appeals for Ejipura evictees After a lull in the campaign for the hundreds evicted from the Ejipura slum, activists have started posting appeals on the Facebook page of Garuda Mall. The escalated action follows a petition on the campaign portal, change.org, which sought a cancellation of the project to build a... Continue Reading →

Bangalore must become an inclusive city

Bangalore must become an inclusive city Leo Saldanha, Co-ordinator of Environment Support Group, shares his well-thought wish list for the new government, with Citizen Matters.  15 May 2013, Citizen Matters By Leo Saldanha          Leo Saldanha is a full-time Coordinator of Bangalore-based Environment Support Group. He is an expert in the areas of Environmental... Continue Reading →

An exploratory study of VHSC functioning, Karnataka

An exploratory study of VHSC functioning, Karnataka March 2012 Navnirman trust and Karnataka State Health Systems Resource Centre (KSHSRC)  The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) hopes to achieve its goal of providing universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care, especially for the poor and vulnerable communities in rural areas, through greater involvement of... Continue Reading →

A review of rural incentive scheme for government health personnel in remote areas of Karnataka

A review of rural incentive scheme for government health personnel in remote areas of Karnataka Navnirman trust and Karnataka State Health Systems Resource Centre (KSHSRC) March 2012  India is a developing country with a human resource crisis in the public health sector.  The government of India has undertaken several measures to attract skilled medical and... Continue Reading →

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) – an exploratory study

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) – an exploratory study April 2012 Karnataka State Health System Resource Centre and Jagruti Dharwad.  This exploratory study is a joint initiative between KSHSRC and Jagruti, Dharwad. The objective of the study is to understand the implementation process and issues in JSY. The study also takes perspectives from beneficiaries and service... Continue Reading →

Karuna trust PHCs more inefficient that government run PHCs

Karnataka Pilot TE AnalysisFor all the hype that has been doing the works about Public Private Partnerships in India, there has been very little effort to objectively analyse the performance of these partnerships in the country. Karuna trust has taken over several PHCs in the country. the NGO has amassed huge sums of money (in... Continue Reading →

A video on user fees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLRXLSE1lbc&feature=youtu.be User fees were introduced by the World Bank as part of its structural adjustment program to recover costs and discourage excessive use of health services. Instead it made health services even more inaccessible to the poor by facilitating corruption and denial of care. This video resonates the adverse effects of user fees in public... Continue Reading →

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