The Parents Guidance Centre (PGC) at the Gelukspan District Hospital is a “University of Life”, set up in one of the poorest rural areas of the country. The aim is to challenge misperceptions around disability, and empower youth and adults through counselling, therapy, and vocational training.
The program is the winner of the Transforming the System From the Inside Out Award at the 2014 Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit.
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This powerpoint presents a general overview of the Parents Guidance Centre: Reakgona program, including the program's history, operations, challenges, and successes to-date.
When the Institute for Rural Health Studies (IRHS) started its work, “Health for All in the Year 2000” was a very popular slogan but how it translated into action was ill‐understood. Rural health needs were not well understood and yet at that time more than 80 percent of the population lived in rural areas. Little interdisciplinary research existed. IRHS was established to do research on the agricultural and socio-‐economic determinants of health and nutrition with the view of helping improve rural health.
The Christian Mission hospital or “Masiha Aspatal” situated in Chamba (6000 square feet above sea-‐level) is the only private hospital with surgical facilities and full time surgeon for Tehri Garhwal district and also for the neighbouring district (Uttarakashi) and parts of other neighbouring district.
The Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC) began as one of the several mission hospitals located all over the country in the beginning of 20th century offering primary healthcare. Today with over 2,500 beds and many achievements, it is the beacon of medical education, research and patient care in India.
CARE Hospitals (CARE), was founded in 1997 by a group of physicians, chaired by Dr. Soma Raju, who worked at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), a public medical school in Hyderabad (India) for approximately ten years.
In 1999 Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) was established by Apollo group as a registered not-for-profit organization. The foundation specializes in giving remote consultation and second opinion to both patients and doctors, for whom due to distance and spiralling costs, access to quality health care is difficult. Tele-camps enable a specialist to see several patients one after another.
This case study describes the services provided and current funding structure of the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos (HCB), an internationally renowned oncology and research institute based in the countryside of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
UNHCR continues its protection and assistance program for refugees of Myanmar's northern Rakhine State, and small numbers of refugees and asylum-‐seekers in urban areas. Despite tangible improvements in recent years, the living conditions of the refugees still do not meet minimum international standards. UNHCR continues to assist in meeting basic needs in education, health, nutrition, sanitation, shelter and self-‐reliance, in anticipation of durable solutions.
Bandarban is the most remote district in terms of its geographic pattern, given its vast forest, hills and peaks. To make access more difficult, the area has very limited roadways and other modern communications. The majority of population is from 13 tribal groups of different ethnicities. The language and customs are distinctive from the mainstream population of Bangladesh. Although the size of the population is less than 300,000 in this district, it seriously lacks in formal health facilities and healthcare providers.