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ಸೋಲಿಗ ಸಿರಿ/Soliga Siri

I have been wanting to upload this book written by Somasundaram and Jade Gowda about various aspects of the day-to-day life of the Soliga people (ಜನಜೀವನ), their folk-songs (ಜಾನಪದ), some extracts of their cultural heritage (ಪರಂಪರೆ) and reflections on the theme of world peace based on the Adivasi culture. The first author has literally built (along with Dr. Sudarshan and... read more

Work at BR Hills!

Vivekananda Girijana Kalyanal Kendra is looking for an MBBS doctor to work at their 20-bedded hospital and community health programme at BR Hills. The doctor will be a part of a community healthcare delivery team in charge of outpatient work and fairly light inpatient work. The person will have several opportunities to learn and work with other community health and public health professionals on ongoing... read more

Primary health care and social determinants of health

Health, after all, is simply an everyday word that is used to designate the intensity with which individuals cope with their internal states and their environmental conditions – Ivan  Illich in Medical Nemesis In 2008, while releasing the final report of the WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health, WHO Director Margaret Chan remarked …social conditions in which people are born, live,... read more

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