Public Health Journey

MOCKING OI ON ITS FACE : LIVING AN INDEPENDENT DIGNIFIED LIFE

Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (IOIF) had an opportunity to interview Sirisha, a person with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In an hour-long conversation with Sirisha, we got to know about her life and its finer details and how despite all odds she continues to work independently in Bangalore away from her parents and homely care. This post attempts … Continue reading MOCKING OI ON ITS FACE : LIVING AN INDEPENDENT DIGNIFIED LIFE

My trip to Swasthya Swaraj : Computer Lessons

This is a post in continuation of my attempt to share lessons from my visit to Swasthya Swaraj Society. Swasthya Swaraj is a secular, not-for-profit, organization working towards making health a reality for the poorest and unreached. Swasthya Swaraj has set up a model community health programme – Swasthya Swaraj Comprehensive Community Health Programme in … Continue reading My trip to Swasthya Swaraj : Computer Lessons

My trip to Swasthya Swaraj : The Journey

It had been couple of months since my last field trip to MASUM (Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal) in April and I thought I needed another. My mentor at SOCHARA(Society for Community Health, Action, Research and Awareness), Dr. Thelma Narayan suggested Swasthya Swaraj. In 2 days I tried to read everything about the organization and also … Continue reading My trip to Swasthya Swaraj : The Journey

My bones break but they do not break me

Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (IOIF) visited Dhanya Ravi at her Jeevan Bima Nagar home as part of the foundation’s endeavor to gather stories of people winning over Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)  and spread awareness about it in the community. Dhanya Ravi is a global name, she is a motivational speaker, a flamboyant woman and an innocent … Continue reading My bones break but they do not break me