Again at the TNAU university – the mushroom production is growing

A few years have passed since I visited the TNAU university the last time. It is impressing to see the further development steps they have taken in mushroom growth, research and most of all on how to engage Self-help groups to take up the idea. Mushroom growth – income generation for the poor Meanwhile earlier…

If human are healthy then animals are healthy and vice versa

For two days tribal and urban Selfhelp group members have been trained in Animal Health, 50 participants in total under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative. The programme was resourced by a local doctor in close collaboration with a Veterinarian of our company and the support of a local NGO. The focus lied…

Understanding basics about small farm holders’ life in South India

  After the successful implementation of the Making More Health Insights week in India – more than 100 managers from Boehringer Ingelheim participated in the last 2,5 years – this time a new pilot week “MMH in action” has been launched. MMH in Action aims to focus on specific target groups in our focus area…

More Mental Health for selfhelp groups and their communities in India 

In the past two days we have run our second Health community Worker training for self-help group (SHG) leaders in the rural and urban area around Coimbatore. This training is part of 12 different health related training modules under the umbrella of the Making More Health initiative. The training topics have been selected and discussed with…

India: what stigmatized patients need – besides medical treatment 

Understanding patients’ needs, care that goes beyond medical treatment and technical aid – we all have heard about it, but what it really means to be and to conduct a meaningful life as a stigmatized patient is often still not researched enough and definitely underestimated. I had a chance to learn about a special training…

Understanding realities – bringing business and social world together 

I lead a disruptive leadership experience for international Corporate business managers in rural India this week. That’s what they say: Today, we visited two tribal hospitals (1 primary care and 1 specialty care). Amazing how agile they are to treat so many patients always with the same kindness. One of the major remaining problem for…

Splendid technology, but change needs much more

It is a very promising and interesting trend to invest into single social enterprises and into technology. If both “pieces”come together, it is even better and it does not take too long until everyone talks about it. Many conferences highlight these trends, especially when it comes to social enterprises and technical solutions – both are…