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Name: Pallavi Trikutam
Date registered: 23 February, 2011


Pallavi Trikutam is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She was a psychology and political science double major, with a minor in public policy. Her coursework focused on policy analysis, enabling her to look more closely at issues surrounding child development and reproductive health. Pallavi has worked with several nonprofit organizations, learning more about the nuances of health policies and initiatives. During her time with the SISGI Group, Pallavi researched maternal, infant, and child health issues.

Latest posts

  1. Paying for Performance — 19 March, 2012
  2. Schools for Husbands? Women Deliver’s Top 50 — 12 March, 2012
  3. Why is “Simple” So Hard to Find? — 5 March, 2012
  4. Addressing Micronutrient Deficiency — 20 February, 2012
  5. Involving Men in PMTCT — 13 February, 2012
  6. Redefining Safe Motherhood — 6 February, 2012
  7. Improving Free Health Care — 30 January, 2012
  8. Integrating Health and Culture in Peru — 16 January, 2012
  9. Fixing What’s Broken — 21 December, 2011
  10. Reexamining Community Health Workers — 21 November, 2011
  11. Why Cavities Matter — 7 November, 2011
  12. In Honor of Halloween — 31 October, 2011
  13. Keeping It Simple — 24 October, 2011
  14. Innovations in Maternal and Infant Health — 15 September, 2011
  15. The Hidden Cost of Free Healthcare — 17 August, 2011
  16. Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfers — 20 July, 2011
  17. Modern Role for Traditional Medicine — 13 July, 2011
  18. Making Periods Count — 6 July, 2011
  19. A Bright Future for Domestic Workers — 29 June, 2011
  20. Free Healthcare in Sierra Leone — 22 June, 2011
  21. Examining Child Labor — 15 June, 2011
  22. In Support of Breastfeeding — 8 June, 2011
  23. Preventing Child Marriage — 2 June, 2011
  24. Treating Malaria During Pregnancy — 25 May, 2011
  25. What About Mental Health? — 4 May, 2011
  26. Saving Lives with Social Networks — 27 April, 2011
  27. The Invisible Killer — 20 April, 2011
  28. Calling for Help: Cell Phones and Obstetric Fistulas — 13 April, 2011
  29. Fighting Stigma – Women and TB — 11 April, 2011
  30. Back to Basics: Kangaroo Care — 6 April, 2011
  31. Home Birth Politics — 30 March, 2011
  32. Involving Men in Maternal Health — 23 March, 2011
  33. No Toilet, No Bride — 16 March, 2011
  34. Making Community Health Programs Sustainable — 9 March, 2011
  35. Successes and Failures of Community Health Programs — 2 March, 2011
  36. Increasing Hospital Births in India — 23 February, 2011

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  1. Examining Child Labor — 1 comment
  2. Making Community Health Programs Sustainable — 1 comment
  3. Integrating Health and Culture in Peru — 1 comment

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Mar 19

Paying for Performance

Pay-for-performance (P4P) is a strategy that provides incentives for specific results. The payments can take different forms, designed to emphasize supply or demand (or sometimes both). They can be given to patients when they take certain health care steps or to health care providers when they are able to reach specific performance goals. Increasingly, performance-based …

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Mar 12

Schools for Husbands? Women Deliver’s Top 50

In honor of International Women’s Day, Women Deliver has unveiled their picks for the top fifty innovations and ideas that are redefining how we address issues within women’s right and maternal health. Their list includes advocacy campaigns, health interventions, education initiatives, empowerment programs, and new technologies. The list is by no means exhaustive, but it does …

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Mar 05

Why is “Simple” So Hard to Find?

On the surface, micronutrient deficiency appears to be a health issue that should be easily addressed. However, as Karen Grepin points out, there’s really no such thing as a simple solution. As she argues, there are inexpensive solutions that have been proven to work, but labeling them as simple is overstating the case. It’s a …

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Feb 20

Addressing Micronutrient Deficiency

For infants and children across the globe, a lack of proper vitamins and minerals can have severe consequences. Micronutrient deficiency is a form of malnutrition, caused by an insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, also known as micronutrients. Despite the fact that relatively small doses of micronutrients are required, their absence may have deadly consequences. …

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Feb 13

Involving Men in PMTCT

One of the most important steps in creating an AIDS-free generation is the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, referred to as PMTCT. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV can occur during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. Without the proper treatment, about 15 to 30 percent of infants may become infected during pregnancy or labor, and 5 to …

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Feb 06

Redefining Safe Motherhood

What does the concept of “safe motherhood” actually mean? For many organizations and countries, safe motherhood refers to physical safety- ensuring that both mother and infant survive the pregnancy and delivery. However, as we move towards a more human rights- based understanding of maternal health, the concept of safe motherhood is expandedpast the basic health …

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Jan 30

Improving Free Health Care

After nine months of providing free health care for all, Côte d’Ivoire has recently announced the end of their trial program.  It was an expensive experiment, costing a belabored government the equivalent $60 million dollars. More importantly, the program itself was deeply flawed. While in theory free healthcare should allow more individuals to access professional …

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Jan 16

Integrating Health and Culture in Peru

            In August 2011, maternal health was confirmed as a human right by the UN CEDAW. According to their historic ruling, governments have a human rights obligation to ensure that all women are able to access timely, appropriate, and non-discriminatory maternal health care. For maternal health advocates, this ruling gave voice …

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Dec 21

Fixing What’s Broken

For rural hospitals in developing countries, obtaining life-saving, high-tech equipment may only be half the battle.  While developing nations often receive in-kind donations of medical equipment, they don’t always have the capability of employing these technologies. Maternanova recounts stories of machines being given with instructions in inaccessible languages and donations of delicate equipment that require …

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Nov 21

Reexamining Community Health Workers

It’s not the newest intervention, but the use of community health workers has always been one of my favorite topics to research. The idea behind a community health worker program is elegantly simple- train local men and women to provide health and hygiene education, and to assist in births or treat simple medical problems. By …

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