Newsletter January 2015

Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 9 | February 2015

Making the voice heard to policymakers..

The community voice and recommendations for the proposed policy for land purchase for residential sites was presented to Government of Karnataka. GRAAM is preparing a draft policy for Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL). Based on the community consultations and field study carried out in different districts of Karnataka, the presentation was made to the Advisory Committee chaired by honourable Principle Secretary to the Government, Department of Housing (DoH)..Read more>>

Seemandhra Health Dept evinced interest on Arogyashreni
Arogyashreni is one of the key projects of GRAAM focused on strengthening community monitoring at Primary Health Centres in the rural areas of Mysore using technology. The Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF had organized a consultation on ‘Mobiles for Social and Behavioural Change’ on 17th and 18th December in Hyderabad. The objective of the consultation was to present various models implemented for social change across India leveraging mobile phone technology. Basavaraju R, Executive Director of GRAAM, presented Arogyashreni model explaining how the project implemented in Mysore district for three years resulted in strengthening community monitoring.
The presentation was successful in eliciting the interest of participants particularly the National Health Mission of Andhrapradesh Government. Mr. Vasudeva Rao, the State Project Manager of the mission stated in his presentation that the Government is keen to consider Arogyashreni for piloting in the state. He has also mentioned that an official invitation..
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GRAAM staff attended International Conference at University of Mysore

Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Ms. Rajeshwari participated in the..
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Report of focus group discussions of RAAS project available

The October 2014 GRAAM Bulletin informed that the evaluation report of Rapid Assessment of Annabhagya Scheme (RAAS) was available
http://www.graam.org.in/publication/rapid-assessment-annabhagya-scheme-evaluation-report..

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Strengthening GRAAM’s presence in public health networks

GRAAM continues to build its presence in public health networks within and outside the state of Karnataka. On 12 Dec 2014, Rohit Shetti participated in a global PHM (People’s Health Movement) meeting which had PHM members..
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Supporting accountability, inclusion and equity in public services

The National Forum of Action on Convergence ..
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Arogyashreni findings presented at Tec for Seva conference

Ms. Chandrika Shetty shared our experience with implementation ..
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