Forever Inspired

July 19, 2011

It’s confirmed, I definitely have found the field that I want to work in for the rest of my life. Since I have been in India, my passion for international nutrition has grown even bigger. It is so relieving and … Continued

An Afternoon with the Afghans

July 11, 2011

Coming to India I anticipated meeting new people and having unique experiences, in fact that’s what attracted me to the opportunity, however, I hadn’t imagined I would somehow end up playing the part of tour guide and GRAVIS spokesman for … Continued

Here there be Tigers

July 5, 2011

Lest you think all our time here is spent either behind a desk or on a site visit, I thought I would post a short narrative about one of our weekends away.  India, as the Ministry of Tourism so pointedly … Continued

Hunger Education= Changing the Future?

July 4, 2011

Education and empowerment is one of the most powerful ways to influence change. Education and empowerment has the extraordinary ability to enable people to take control of their lives and decide what direction their future and the world’s future goes … Continued

GRAVIS Promo: take 1

June 30, 2011

One of the most unique aspects of GRAVIS is its decentralized approach to program management and its support of individual initiative.  When we arrived a month ago we were broadly tasked with various projects and since then we have largely … Continued

Solutions for treatment of malnourished children

June 27, 2011

After visiting hospitals in other developing countries, I expected the hospital in Jodhpur to be similar; similar in the sense that it would be dirty, overcrowded and unorganized. To my surprise, the hospital in Jodhpur was exactly the opposite. I … Continued

So, really, what are you doing there?

June 25, 2011

So what do I do day-to-day? The “deep” answer; learn.  The more accurate, but longer, answer; try and establish an understanding of the health needs of, and current system of care for, elderly populations in rural western Rajasthan so as … Continued

A conversation with Dr. Seem

June 25, 2011

Date: Friday 6/24/2011 Location: New Delhi Lesson Learned:  never underestimate the potential of alumni relationships   A couple of months ago, on her way to the ACHE congress in Chicago, 2002 MHA graduate Kavita Narayan stopped by the Gillings school … Continued

Trying to keep a baby alive

June 21, 2011

Last week we got to visit the big Maternal and Child hospital in Jodhpur, it was an inspirational and eye opening experience. The doctors were very welcoming and really wanted to teach us about all the work that they do. … Continued

A sad story

June 17, 2011

On the invitation of our recent acquaintance Dr. Azad, we returned to Umaid hospital to talk to clinicians about the issues faced by rural Rajasthanis.  One of the first doctors we met, Dr. Manish Parakh, is a pediatric neurologist who … Continued