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Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the Setu experiment in Kutch
The concept of a Setu Centre, which could facilitate relief and rehabilitation of the earthquake-affected communities, emerged from the chaos and distress of the earthquake that struck Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Literally, within three days of the disaster, it became crystal clear that it was not enough for NGOs to network; it is...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a medical research NGO that focuses on
Dr NH Antia -- the legendary plastic surgeon who did pioneering research on nerve damage caused by leprosy -- had two beacons for the Foundation for Medical Research (FMR) which he set up in 1975. One, demystify medicine for the common man; and, two, focus medical research on non-glamorous diseases which have huge...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a much-needed training effort in Ahmedabad
As a medical rep in Ahmedabad, Rajendra Joshi would notice the appalling state of public health in the slums. He knew that it was the result of poverty, arising from lack of livelihood and income and was determined to do something to alleviate these conditions. The opportunity came in 1984 when he met Father Ramiro Erviti...