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…

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…

Why doctors are rare in rural Indian areas

  Ca. 70 % of all Indians live in rural areas. These are ca. 900 million people. India is huge, and providing healthcare to all is an enormous challenge – for sure. There is a big number of people in need of healthcare and medical treatment. The number of professionals there is much too low. But:…

Going back to India and challenging myself

  It might be true: people who come the first time will hate it or love it. You come never back again or you can’t resist to come back again and again.  For me India is the country of contrasts, the one where you can find everything and often you are confronted with extremes.  Probably, that’s…