A life of change: the autobiography of a doctor

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Penguin Books India, May 1, 2009 - Community health aides - 189 pages
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From A Modest Beginning In Hubli, Noshir H. Antia Became A Pioneer Of Plastic Surgery In Modern India And Established One Of The Earliest Burns Units In The Country At The J.J. Hospital In Bombay. Soon, He Realized That &Lsquo;Health&Rsquo; Could Not Be The Domain Of Medical Science Alone, But Needed To Be Framed By The Social, Cultural And Economic Perspectives Of The Common People. He And His Team Began Training Women Volunteers In Mandwa And Malshiras&Mdash;An Experiment That Became The Blueprint For The Community Health Workers&Rsquo; Scheme.

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Combining Scientific Temper With Social Vision, He Set Up The Two Complimentary Organizations, The Foundation For Research In Community Health (Frch) And The Foundation For Medical Research (Fmr). In This Candid And Critical Account, Antia Is Unsparing Of The Medical Profession And Laments The Emergence Of The &Lsquo;Health Industry&Rsquo; At The Cost Of &Lsquo;Health For All&Rsquo;.

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Contents

ARMY DAYS
14
JEHANGIR NURSING HOME
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TRYST WITH LEPROSY
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