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Stories From the Field 2009

Bringing Health Services to Island Communities
The ship, named ‘Hope’ in Assamese, serves 12 Chapori or Islands in the Dibrugarh District of Assam in northeast India

Isolated Islanders Support Schools to Educate Their Children Closer to Home
Education Coordinator Juri Gogoi makes her way along a beaten earth path about half a foot wide that twists from the shores of the Brahmaputra River to the Chapori or Island school, a 20-minute walk away

Surviving the fury of the floods
Nine months pregnant Sutralinga was fast asleep when she was woken by the screams of her harried neighbours.

Combating Malaria In Bihar
Although Bihar is considered a low transmission state for malaria and not considered to be at risk of massive outbreaks, Munger district came under attack this summer.

Increasing Awareness about Breastfeeding
Key messages on early and exclusive breastfeeding cascaded into a mass movement as the 27 districts in the state, got on the roll on August 3, organizing district-level meetings and activities.

One Minute to Health
Every day, Kamlesh, along with his batch mates, queues to wash his hands before heading to the school kitchen. Kamlesh, like 550 other students of his school, strictly follows this routine not only at the school but also at home.

Adapting to the Needs of Differently Abled
Although Bihar is considered a low transmission state for malaria and not considered to be at risk of massive outbreaks, Munger district came under attack this summer.

Khelo India, Khelbo Chhattisgarh: Sports for All
It was 9.00 a.m. Subhash Stadium usually deserted at this hour, was abuzz with activity. Loudspeakers blasting jingles, vans, sumo carrires, cycle rickshaws....

Women hand pump mechanics on the move
It may not be quite common elsewhere in the country, but for the villagers of Lava Panchayat women repairing hand pumps is a common sight.

Chak de: Jyoti’s story of courage and determination
It was 9.00 a.m. Subhash Stadium usually deserted at this hour, was abuzz with activity. Loudspeakers blasting jingles, vans, sumo carrires, cycle rickshaws....

Breastfeeding – The Easy Way To Save Lives
It was 9.00 a.m. Subhash Stadium usually deserted at this hour, was abuzz with activity. Loudspeakers blasting jingles, vans, sumo carrires, cycle rickshaws....

Saving twins from the clutches of malnutrition
Although Bihar is considered a low transmission state for malaria and not considered to be at risk of massive outbreaks, Munger district came under attack this summer.

Tackling malnutrition among excluded children
One-and-half-year old Rakesh Kumar and seven-month old Chandan are both suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM)

An end to daily humiliation
Families in Sikarpur village in Nalanda district of North Inidan state of Bihar, have opted for household toilets to get rid of the stigma of open defecation

"Hamar Gap Suni Na" - Early Recovery Programme for Flood Mitigation in Bihar
Thirty five year old Rajkumaridevi Mandal Kumar Chopal is a resident of Lalpatti village of Ghanshaympur block in Darbhanga district of Bihar, considered one of the most backward areas due to its remoteness from the district headquarters.


Breastfeeding – The Easy Way To Save Lives
It was 9.00 a.m. Subhash Stadium usually deserted at this hour, was abuzz with activity. Loudspeakers blasting jingles, vans, sumo carrires, cycle rickshaws....

Muslim teenage girls put forth charter of demands
Questioning and deploring studied silence over their basic problems, Muslim girls living in some of Lucknow's poorest ghettos have put forward their manifesto, which they believe will lend a larger voice to their demands and grievances

New tools to combat Maternal Mortality in Bihar
24-year old Neela Devi was due for her first delivery. Her husband, Bhushan Kumar, a 28-year old labourer working at a construction site in Delhi as a manual labourer, could not come home to be with her because of the prohibitive cost of travel.

UNICEF Proud to Partner with State-wide Campaign on Total Sanitation in Bihar
In an effort to create a people’s movement around the issue of improved sanitation, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar, flagged off the Bihar Gram Gaurav Yatra at the historical Fort grounds of Rajgrih

ADEPTS – An innovative strategy to improve educational performance through teacher support
Children from English medium school are now seeking transfer to our school. Last year, around thirteen students took a transfer from private schools to our government primary school,” proudly says the Head Teacher of Magodh Dungri Primary School.

UNICEF catalyzes production of iodized salt
Whereas production of common salt marked the beginning of the first revolution in Gujarat, production of “iodized common salt” by Vasudhara Dairy is being described as the second revolution in the state.

The UP Red Ribbon Road Express takes off
It was a star studded evening for a social cause and AIDS awareness got a fillip with singers and comedians getting together with Lucknowites to express their concern at a musical evening organized at Ravindralaya auditorium in Charbagh on January 30.

Street Smart to Life Smart: Adolescents in Guwahati learn to cope with life’s challenges
Practise first and then ask others to follow. This seems to be the mantra which is moving hundreds of under-privileged adolescents in Guwahati, to usher a change in their life and that of their peers and community.

HIV parents disclose their status
“When my children were taken for immunization to the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) she refused to attend to them until I showed her a certificate of their negative status.

 

 

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