Category: India

Diarrhea, leading cause of childhood malnutrition and dehydration

Up until this point, most of my coursework has focused on major global health issues like HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, and collaboration strategies (to name a few). Of course, there are innumerable other global issues that need to be addressed, and I want to have some background knowledge of issues that I have

Health is Wealth: Project RISHI returns to partner site in India

Who knew five days could include so many challenges and even more learning experiences? This trip, just as the rest of the RISHI trips, started in chaos where we barely made our connecting flight from the Delhi airport to Chandigarh but after the chaotic start, every moment seemed to go right. We had two goals

The Prepared Mind: Reflections on Project RISHI’s Summer in Charnia

Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to members of Project RISHI (Varshini Cherukupalli, Chintan Pathak, Devashish Singal, Akansha Singh, and Pooja Avula) who spent their summer in Charnia, Haryana studying the effect of community health worker systems in encouraging adherence and reducing the prevalence of anemia in Charnia.  Tell us about your project.  What inspired your

On the Brink of Eradication: The Polio Epidemic

Polio is a highly infectious and crippling disease that primarily infects children. The poliovirus attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis within hours. Perhaps the most devastating nature of the disease is that it is completely preventable, yet twenty-five years after the polio vaccine was assembled, only seventy-five percent of the world has access

The Global Scope of Women’s Health

Autonomy is a concept that we, in the United States, are more or less obsessed with. It is the right of an individual to make his or her own decisions, and a concept that is highly emphasized in modern American medical practice. At 18, we become solely responsible for the disclosure of our medical records