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…

Indian who drive economy in Kenya 

A trip to Kenya –  with “Indian surprises” Yesterday I’ve arrived in Nairobi, Kenya.  I’ve never been there before. Nairobi is called Africa’s Sillicon valley and besides digital omnipresence also social entrepreneurship plays an important role. An ideal destination to discover more … After an interesting meeting in the morning I decided to visit the…

Teaching health – learning from a doctor in a tribal area in India

Visualsized health information is very common in many countries and cultures. However, often these visuals focus on a specific health issue without connecting it to real life situations of people. They are rather topic-  than people-oriented. Smoking harms ads in many variations, breast feeding benefits, posters show good and “bad” food… But even if the…

A day in Chennai – a day in modern India

It’s May and the temperatures and humidity is high. It’s low tourist season. After months I’m back to South India. Heading to my rural people, where life looks different, challenging, but close to earth.  There is one day left before going to Palakkad area.  A day in the city of Chennai.  Good for visiting one…