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Feedback and comments by Anisha Shankar for Design Impact
Nutrition and Design

Anisha Shankar, is a Design Impact Fellow working on a nutrition and livelihoods programme at Deep Griha Society, a charitable organisation that serves people living in the slums of Pune, India, through programmes ranging from education, to health, to self-help projects. Their primary office is located at Tadiwala Road in Pune. Maitreyi had a chance to interview Anisha below are the excerpts from the interview…


 
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CKS – 34 ways to save a life

This post is long overdue. Ive been caught up with the madness that trails behind deadlines, mundane activities like getting my driving license, visas etc. In the midst of all this thankfully, I managed to have a chat with Aditya Dev Sood,  Founder and CEO of the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS). CKS is an [...]


 
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Gaon Ki Awaaz – bringing hyperlocal news to rural India

A big percentage of indian village population is illiterate. Traditional mode  of transmitting news like newspapers are not effective for that demographic. Television as a medium to disseminate news are not effective in villages either because of unreliable electricity as well as the cost behind purchasing a TV unit. Transistor radios have been a cheap [...]


 
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Low-cost self-diagnosis tool for rural India

Primary health centers are the cornerstone of the rural health care system. In 1991, India had about 22,400 primary health centers, 11,200 hospitals, and 27,400 clinics. These facilities are part of a tiered health care system that funnels more difficult cases into urban hospitals while attempting to provide routine medical care to the vast majority [...]


 
Systems thinking and Healthcare

The head of IDEO, a design and strategy firm based in Palo Alto, Tim Brown talked about Aravind Eye Care Hospital in Madurai in a recent interview with socialedge. The lesson he learnt on his trip to India was – “By trying to serve those who have the most needs, you can end up being [...]