A Million Hands of Hope and Change

Published on Jun 15, 2020

Show Creator

People Like

India’s unsung angels of health and hope. The nearly million-strong ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers are the backbone of India’s rural health system. As health educators and promoters, they create awareness about public health and sanitation issues under the government's National Rural Health Mission. Not only do they provide primary medical care for minor ailments but also arrange escort/accompany pregnant women & children requiring treatment/admission to the nearest pre-identified health facility. In fact, they are the first responders to any health crisis in India's over 650,000 villages. They are primarily women and though called volunteers receive nominal outcome-based remuneration. We visit the ASHA (Hindi for hope) workers on the field in India’s villages to get a first-hand account of how they spread the word on corona and the challenges they face during the pandemic.

4 Categories

WomenEntrepreneurshipDIYCulture

Latest Episodes

Watch the latest episodes from the Series

The first time’s the charm

By #letmebreathe

Report it! Don’t share it!

By Evelyn Bombley

License for stress-free driving

By #letmebreathe

Related Episodes

Related episodes we think you’ll like
Published on May 06, 2022
This is my journey of how I started creating stories on girl education

Puneeta

Published on May 06, 2022
Backpacking Indian Mama

Payel Sen

Published on Apr 10, 2022
India’s Frida Kahlo

Payel Sen

Published on Apr 07, 2022
The health impacts of waste and air pollution

Nikita Bishnoi

Published on Apr 07, 2022
Common Health Myths Busted

Payel Sen

Published on Mar 27, 2022
Doston ka emotional pressure | #KuchAnkaheeBaatein

Pinki Kumari

Published on Mar 26, 2022
Early pregnancy| #KuchAnkaheeBaatein

Pinki Kumari

Published on Mar 26, 2022
Periods aur Paabandi | #KuchAnkaheeBaatein

Pinki Kumari

Shows

Related shows we think you’ll like