Bainganwadi goes a-card-making !

Elizabeth Pereira (Trustee) sharing her quilling craft skills with the community of Bainganwadi
Proud to show their handiwork – Gift tags beautifully crafted after the class 

LSS decides to tackle anaemia

A Medical Camp in collaboration with the M East Ward MOH was held  in which 50% of those tested were diagnosed as anaemic.  Iron tonics were distributed but LSS plans on taking this facility to cover a larger area as Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common form of malnutrition in the world and is the eighth leading cause of disease in girls and women in developing countries.  There is a high prevalence of anaemia among women in Mumbai.

Successful use of technology in Case Detection

LSS’ pilot project to use technology in Case Detection in TB gave excellent results thanks to Dr. Saurabh Rane , a young and enterprising physiotherapist, who devotes some of his time to helping NGOs.  Dr. Rane, when he is not tending to the Indian Football Team, developed an amazing app that records details of patients suspected and diagnosed for Tuberculosis.  In the image below you see Dr. Saurabh Rane in conversation with Donna Thakur discussing the changes in the app for reports to be generated for the latest Case  Detection programme now initiated  by the RNTCP.



Civic amenities still poor in Bainganwadi

The poor labourers who  risk their health20160422_101028                                     The garbage dumped on the roads supposedly left to dry, flies back into the gutters only to clog them again… 20160422_101105Water is scarce… Residents make a living by selling water