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Hysterctomy – Addressing the stigma of menstruation

Hysterectomy is a big business in many private hospitals in India. There are ample reports and newspaper articles on this issue. Several media and newspapers including #The Hindu ,  #Times of India, #Guardian and #BBC have reported on how some of the private health care providers have been exploiting and profiting from it (See http://www.theguardian.com/society/sarah-boseley-global-health/2013/feb/07/india-healthcare?; http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21297606). In fact, it is according to one […]

Swachh Dilli Door Ast!

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched last year by the Prime Minister is the new mantra of cleanliness (https://swachhbharat.mygov.in/). A very welcome initiative; much has already been written about the campaign. While some have examined why the program is struggling[1]; others have tried to understand the sanitation behaviour in rural north India and the reasons why […]

Differently abled & Access to Education: Is enough being done?

We, at Development Solutions, are undertaking an assignment with SCORE Foundation, to enable skilling and employment of visually challenged persons across the country[1]. For the assignment, we were examining the data on population, school enrolment, education levels and employment among differently abled persons. A recent article in ‘The Hindu’ reported a reduction in the enrolment of […]

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