Service Design Methods?

Current global practices in service design use a mix of methods added on to conventional system design practices (Manzini, Vezzoli et al. 2001; Morelli 2002; Stickdorn and Schneider 2011). These new tools and methods are in the main drawn from contemporary software development practices in the field of interaction design (Manzini 2009). By becoming significantly…… Continue reading Service Design Methods?

Service Design for Rural Poor

Service provision for rural poor is a unique field characterized by neglect and poor performance of public services (Sainath 1992; Louis 2007). Approaches to the poor and marginalized in design have been characterized by a discourse of social engagement and social entrepreneurship (Jegou and Manzini 2008). While a focus upon the rural poor (Papanek 1985)…… Continue reading Service Design for Rural Poor

Consuming health services

Historically, a greater focus upon technology has suppressed the discourse of access (Candi 2007). In health care projects, service design has benefited the client, often a publicly owned organization (Cottam and Leadbeater 2004). Extending such a paradigm of practice, producer-side thinking, into disadvantaged communities often leads to unintended consequences such as the exploitation of rural-poor…… Continue reading Consuming health services

Amnesty International Calls on President Obama to Establish Office of Maternal Health to Lead Government Effort to Reduce Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies | Earth Times News

“This country’s extraordinary record of medical advancement makes its haphazard approach to maternal care all the more scandalous and disgraceful,” said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA. “Good maternal care should not be considered a luxury available only to those who can access the best hospitals and the best doctors. Women should not…… Continue reading Amnesty International Calls on President Obama to Establish Office of Maternal Health to Lead Government Effort to Reduce Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies | Earth Times News

Azad, Bill Gates discuss ways to strengthen health scenario in India

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today met Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss their shared commitment to promote various health activities in India. Azad appreciated the work being done by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its continued support to…… Continue reading Azad, Bill Gates discuss ways to strengthen health scenario in India

ASHA scheme makes ”health for all” possible in Punjab village

Sitto Village (Punjab), Mar 20 (ANI): In an effort to make ”health for all” possible in Sitto village in Punjab, the Government is implementing the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) scheme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Under the scheme, ASHA workers are not only trying to create increased health awareness among women, but…… Continue reading ASHA scheme makes ”health for all” possible in Punjab village

77,000 Indian women die every year at childbirth

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) At least 77,000 mothers in India die every year during child birth, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said Monday. Chowdhury told the Rajya Sabha that the latest survey report of the Registrar General of India published in 2006, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) for India…… Continue reading 77,000 Indian women die every year at childbirth

Rural health schemes benefits tribals in Tripura

Agartala, Mar 7 (ANI): The implementation of various schemes in Tripura under the National Rural Health Scheme has given a reason to smile to the locals. Various health schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) are being implemented with an aim to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).…… Continue reading Rural health schemes benefits tribals in Tripura

A ray of hope for expectant mothers in Maoists affected Chhattisgarh

Bilha (Chhattisgarh), Aug.18 (ANI): An ambulance service has come as a boon for expectant mothers, especially for those in their advanced stage of pregnancy, in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district. Till recently, the expectant mothers and other family members remained a worried lot since commuting to the nearest primary health centre (PHC) or the district hospital involved…… Continue reading A ray of hope for expectant mothers in Maoists affected Chhattisgarh

Survey to check villagers’ health, flagship scheme’s impact

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A survey will be taken up in nine states to assess the health of rural population since the launch of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The annual health survey will be carried out in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Assam by the health…… Continue reading Survey to check villagers’ health, flagship scheme’s impact