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Jugaadathon – Improving Healthcare for the Urban Poor

Healthcare hackathon "arun shanbhag" Manipal MU

We just concluded this fabulous event. Thank you to all the attendees for making this a memorable event.

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Embrace Infant Incubators

A global partnership for children, including the WHO and UNICEF, report that annually, 4 million babies die within the first 30 days of birth. Why are 4 million babies dying? Concise 2 and 1/2 page article. The common causes are infection, birth asphyxia and premature (including low birth weight) births. Premature and low-weight babies are […]

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Cashew Nuts: To Your Health

Factories play an important role in India's rural economy. They provide jobs for local men and women, which translates into money to buy food, send kids to school, buy medicines if needed, repair and maintain a house and save some money. Villages and towns in India (as elsewhere in the world) don't need an handout, […]

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Kumta: Girls Making Papad

I look forward to visiting Kumta, our ancestral home along the konkan coast. Lush green fields, coconut tree groves, red mud roads where lazy cows have the right of way. A place where I can speak konkani all over town. Strolling through someone’s orchards, I came upon a small cinder-block shed buzzing with activity. Inside […]