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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...
Amita Chauhan writes on one man’s effort to improve the life of women in rural Tamil Nadu
There are many reasons why people work with or start their own NGOs. Experiencing poverty first-hand is, generally, the most compelling one. That is certainly what motivated Loganathan, who grew up poor in Karunguzhi, a small village in Tamil Nadu, to start the Association for Sustainable Community...