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Public Health Research Institute of India


Providing access to voluntary, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive services for family planning, reproductive health, and HIV. Scroll down to learn more. 

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Public Health Research Institute of India


Providing access to voluntary, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive services for family planning, reproductive health, and HIV. Scroll down to learn more. 

The problem

Good health relies on more than just the right combinations of medicines and visits to the doctor. Good health relies on a range of factors including economic status, environmental surroundings, sexual preferences, and political will. In India, this web of connections has hindered the right to health for women and children. In India, the rates of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Reproductive Tract Infections (RTI) are persistently high, especially in rural areas where access to healthcare is limited. According to the World Health Organization 2014 estimates, deaths due to cervical cancer in India were responsible for 1/3 of such deaths globally.  We're working to change that. 

PHRII HAS DEVELOPED A THREE-FOLD APPROACH TO COMBATING THESE HEALTH SHORTAGES

 pROBLEM 1: Routine CARE

 Indian women often worry about themselves last. They suffer in silence, waiting until a problem is severe before seeking medical attention. There is very little emphasis on routine screenings or regular reproductive health check-ups, especially if it will be a financial burden on the family.  We provide free and inexpensive care as well as awareness programs to stress the importance of maintenance. 

OUr Solution:

Prerana reproductive health clinic

 

pROBLEM 2: gEOGRAPHY 

There are clear regional differences in access to healthcare.  Maternal and child deaths due to HIV, Cervical Cancer, RTI and STI  is most severe in the rural areas. Immediate costs as well as opportunity costs contribute to a woman's ability to seek medical care. Often times, women cannot afford to lose a day's worth of wages or additional expenses on transportation to the doctor's office.  We decided that if they can not come to us, we should go to them.

Our Solution: 

Mobile medical clinic

 pROBLEM 3: DATA  

We cannot develop a solution if we do not have a clear understanding of the problem. The various factors that contribute to maintaining good health must be illustrated. In order to decode exactly why and where healthcare is lacking, it is important to develop a systematic understanding of the problem. This is why we conduct research. We collect and analyze data. In this way, we are able to provide evidence-based care.

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What we do


We're working hard to create systemic change, empowering women in Mysore, India with knowledge about and access to safe and affordable healthcare. 

What we do


We're working hard to create systemic change, empowering women in Mysore, India with knowledge about and access to safe and affordable healthcare. 

Empowering Women with health

 

Provide access to healthcare

our primary goal has always been to increase access to healthcare for women in mysore. we are pursuing this goal in the following ways: 


PREVENTING PARENT TO CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV

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ADMINISTERING FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS AND HPV AWARENESS PROGRAMS

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PROVIDING INEXPENSIVE DIAGNOSTICS

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STRENGTHENING MEDICAL ETHICS

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TRAINING COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND INCREASING AWARENESS

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Who We Are


Who We Are


In 2007, the Public Health Research Institute was started in collaboration with the Prerana Women's Health Initiative to keep Indian women healthy. It has since expanded dramatically, offering free access to healthcare for local women, producing groundbreaking research, and even hosting students to help train the next generation of healthcare providers.  Since the day we opened, we have committed to a core cultural code: 

Our Philosophy 

The Public Health Research Institute of India is based on the belief that women have the right to voluntary, comprehensive and culturally sensitive services for family planning, reproductive health and HIV. 

Our Vision 

An equitable society where all people have access to the benefits of good health. 

Our Mission

To promote quality of life, well-being and health for women and children through research, training and evidence-based advocacy and care.  

Core Values 

Respect for all people

Honesty

Hard Work

Continuous Improvement

 

Listen to our founder Dr. Purnima Madhivanan tell the story of our founding below: