COVID-19 preparedness in rural settings

Preparedness checklist for rural primary health care settings

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Tele-triage of patients in cities

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Given the sudden crowding of hospitals that can overwhelm the system, one of the first difficulties being seen by city health systems is the need to determine who can be safely guided to manage their recovery at home, and who … Continue reading

Ecologising disease control: case of Kyasanur Forest Disease

Based on work I am involved with in a research consortium that’s aiming at leveraging the inter-sectorality & inter-disciplinarity offered by OneHealth approaches, here is a longish Twitter thread that cherry-picks key aspects of the paper we wrote along with some of my own reflections.

The paper can be downloaded from PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases here

(Key)stoned

In 2015, the WHO Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research and Public Health Foundation of India had partnered to set up India’s first effort at building capacity in health policy & systems research (HPSR) through the KEYSTONE course. Half a decade later, I had the opportunity to join some lovely people from several institutions in India and abroad at launching the India HPSR Fellowship Program, which builds upon the work started off by KEYSTONE and various other small efforts at developing capacity for advancing systems thinking within public health research and a more critical engagement with policy, practice and social determinants of health.

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Anamalai doodles

Have never sketched. Did not think I could. High school drawing class was misery and perhaps played no insignificant part in this. Year-end slow-down unrelated to COVID-19 helped bring some pause to an otherwise tumultuous year. Two doodles from the hills.

View of estate-rainforest mosaic from the porch
A wannabe Great Hornbill