[act-ma] 3/5: MIT Talk : Providing High Quality Care using Low-Cost Health Technology for the Bottom Billion in India

M. Mandal monamandal at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 28 08:51:35 PST 2011


This is going to be a truly inspiring talk by one of the leading public health doctor who has been working for over a decade with the tribal and rural communities in Chhatisgarh, India. Hope you can make it. 
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presentProviding High Quality Care using Low-Cost Health Technology for the Bottom BillionDr. Yogesh Jain, Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Chhatisgarh, IndiaSaturday, March 5, 2011 (11:30am)
MIT, Building 4, Room 270

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About the Speaker:Dr. Yogesh Jain is a founding member of JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog or People's Health Group), a voluntary, non-profit organization founded by a group of health professionals. Over the past 10 years, JSS has developed a low cost and effective health program that provides preventive and curative services in the tribal and rural areas of Bilaspur district of Chhatisgarh state in central India.
About the Talk:In this talk, Dr. Jain will discuss the following issues, drawing upon his own experiences and that of his colleagues while working amongst the poorest of the poor in India,The large-scale prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases among the poor and the contribution of poverty to their epidemiology
Non-communicable diseases are consequences of hunger and deprivation, and there is a strong case to understand them under as a consequence of large scale structural violence
The failure of the health policies of the Indian government in bridging these gaps
JSS's philosophy and efforts in combating these issues in Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh through a novel health-care system
Innovations in low-cost medical technology by JSS and their associates
Lessons that are of relevance to governments of poor countries in shaping their public health policyAssociation for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable, and just development. In solidarity with non-violent people's struggles, AID supports grassroot organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women's empowerment, and social justice. Learn more: www.aidboston.org.
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