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…

Is India normal? A day in Delhi – a day of contrasts

I’ve come to Delhi for a business meeting.  While walking from the hotel in Oklah, an industrial zone in Delhi, to the company I’m meeting with, I see a lot of people living in very small houses. Houses? A kind of building, houses is exaggerated… Obviously, the people staying here have a very  low income….

Make it simply happen – Blood pressure testing in a tribal village

It was an amazing experience and an unexpected one – yesterday we could not run a health awareness program as planned, because the chief minister of Tamil Nadu had passed away the day before and it was not possible for the participants to travel to our learning center. That’s why  – two friends (one of…

DELHI, where are you going?

I had read about it even in Europe, several times: The bad smog in Delhi. Even got some advice via email before leaving that the air pollution has reached high levels after Diwali and even before.  I do not want to explain the mixture of  adverse weather, farmers burning  leftover paddy straw, Diwali  and subsequent…