One of the founding aims of this site was to highlight the work of inspirational community health workers, especially in the context of the ongoing intimidation and silencing of pro-poor voices. Saibal Jana is one such voice. He has recently been arrested on charges stemming from his involvement in providing medical assistance to those injured during a police firing in 1992.
Join efforts to secure Dr. Jana a fair judicial hearing and release.
Doctors play an important role not only in the treatment of survivors of rape but also in the collection of evidence needed for prosecution. This page aims at putting together resources for doctors in India who provide health care to survivors of rape.
Every year, thousands of Indian citizens and immigrants survive torture. Many survivors of torture in neighboring countries also seek refuge in India. This page aims at putting together resources for health care professionals in India who provide treatment to survivors of torture.
In the 1980s and 1990s, an entire generation of health workers and activists in India were introduced to a new way of understanding structural health problems by reading Rakku's Story. The book starts with the story of Rakku, a woman who struggles to feed and adequately care for her children and herself. It moves on to explore the structural factors that contribute to the family's ill-health. It ends with exploring how political action may result in a better health system for all of us.
Download Rakku's Story: Complete text (38.7 MB) | Part 1 (6MB) | Part 2 (10.67MB) | Part 3 (12.56MB) | Part 4 (9.72MB)
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