Stories about Response (2,056)

COVID-19 Self Assessment- for Individuals, Communities & doctors and health care workers

Dr. Jean Louis and me have over the past few days developed the COVID-19 Self Assessments for the Individual and Community levels respectively. These are only at a draft stage as they have just been pilot tested.

These Self Assessments (SA) consists of a list of practices: 14 at the personal or individual level and 12 for the resident groups or communities.

The lists of practices is just a suggestion of what we developed and has proved useful to us. We are sure this list of…


Added by Dr. E. Mohamed Rafique on March 16, 2020 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Coronavirus, faisons notre part!

Chers amis de la Constellation

Voici un cadre d'autoévaluation pour stimuler les réponses locales face au coronavirus. Vous voulez bien le tester pour vous mêmes, en famille ou avec n'importe quel groupe? Aussi, ppouvez vous le partager avec vos autorités publiques, afin qu'ils voient le potentiel des réponses locales face à ce nouveau défi? Merci de poster votre expérience ici. Ensemble nous surmonterons le défi posé par le coronavirus!

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 14, 2020 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

Coronavirus: let us do our part!

Dear Constellation Friends

Attached is a proposed Self Assessment framework for your perusal. Do try it individually, with your family and with other groups. Also, share it with public authorities to get their buy in and support! Do post your experience with it here! Coronavirus_%20let%20us%20do%20our%20part%21.pdf

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 14, 2020 at 8:01am — 2 Comments

Transition from home maker to SALT facilitator


Vidya is an ordinary mother with two kids. She joined HealthRise as SALT facilitator very recently in 2019. Initially, Vidya was hesitant to work in the project. She was afraid to go alone for SALT visits in the village amongst the community. She was fearful while interacting with patients, community members or front line health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW. She used to think what and how will I talk when I am with the…


Added by Rekharani Sharma on March 13, 2020 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Local response to COVID-19 by family a friends in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

COVID 19 is a pandemic that has struck the human race very badly.  Though in human history we had seen these kinds of epidemics and pandemics this situation is a little different as there is no vaccine or medicine to prevent or to cure.  This calls for an immediate action that can curtail the spread of COVID 19 and can also support people and families infected with the virus. 

As facilitators and champions of community life competence process we have a considerable experience of…


Added by M.L. Prabakar on March 13, 2020 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Knowledge is Fair

Laura Simms, a story teller based in New York, attended the knowledge Fair in Guwahati, Assam (India). This one day event was supported by Taos Institute.

Constellation with CNES and Voluntary Health Association of Assam has been working on community ownership on health in three districts - Bongaigaon, Udalguri and Kamrup rural. On 5th and 6th feb 2020, community members came together to share and learn on the actions they are taking for health of their children.…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 24, 2020 at 8:29am — No Comments

A small revolution of human resourcefulness and creativity

Laura Simms, story teller based in New York, attended the knowledge Fair in Guwahati. Constellation with CNES and Voluntary Health Association of Assam have been working on community ownership and action on health in three districts - Bongaigaon, Udalguri and Kamrup rural. On 5th and 6th feb 2020, community members came together to share and learn on the actions they are taking for health of their children. Youth role in this process has been strong.

During the festival Laura visited …


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 23, 2020 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Each Single Steps of SALT change community thoughts..........

Dream building exercise did by community and they dream for good health and wealth under Healthrise SALT CLCP Project. Few of them shared to ORW that they dream and forgot. Now in the SALT CLCP PSG meetings we draw our dreams on paper so that we remember and stimulate, what action will plan to dream comes true. Community now ready to start take actions on their dreams. Youth, Male, Female and front line workers participated in that meetings.…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on February 22, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments

A story of STIMULATE IMMEDIATE ACTION "SALT" District Dhamtari Chhattisgarh India.

Hello Everyone! 

I am Vishnu Gupta Public Health Professional working in State Health Resource Center Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

I would like to share my story about "How I was convinced by the impact of SALT" 

                    I discovered SALT during my internship on the HealthRise Project with Mamta-HIMC in Shimla, India.  (see…


Added by Vishnu Gupta on February 17, 2020 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

The potential of community building

“The good news is that the world has enormous unexploited potential in the form of inspired, intentional, and collective entrepreneurship. But we need to be much more methodical about tapping this dormant force to bring about global movements for good.” (Scharmer & Kaufer, 2014)

I wrote this article A deeper level of humanity about my…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on February 16, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Who are my neighbors? Dutch people always seem so busy...

Watching the documentary Waste Time about Moluccan islanders (Saparua, Indonedia) joining forces to…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on February 15, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Shift in Gender roles & responsibilities


United Nations’ Gender Development Index confirms that countries with a high level of gender equality have higher immunisation coverage. In India, socially constructed roles and behaviors are attributed to men and women. Too often, the burden of child health falls solely on the shoulders of mother. According a GAVI study, making women the primary target of information campaigns merely perpetuates the idea that taking children to be…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 9, 2020 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

SALT effects go deep within

We went for a SALT visit today to Village Hiragata and digging deeper brought surprising changes to the fore after nearly three years of the project.

Community shared that we cleaned up the playground of the school, planted trees in the ground, installed a water tap and ceiling fans in the classroom. Now the school is clean and beautiful. So what is the result of this, asked Laura Simms. When Children come to school, they enjoy playing in the playground, clean drinking water is…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep conversations when people dare to be themselves

Did you see any personal change in you after the SALT process? This was one of the questions during the Knowledge Fair in Assam which we asked the participants.  
ASHA* in brightly coloured clothes from Udalguri gets up. And narrates her story. " I must confess that I used to drink alchol and consume intoxicating substances. After…

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 6, 2020 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

"All Women Aboard" - new programme for refugee women

Strengths-based participatory programme for refugee women in the Netherlands starting soon!  "All Women Aboard"  What a joy to be part of this with The Constellation. 

In partnership with a Dutch agency (Implacement) and a large municipality, we organise a one-year vocational programme for women who came to the Netherlands as part of family reunification. Their refugee husbands received a permit to stay, and recently their wives (and kids) from…


Added by Birgitta Schomaker on January 20, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Front Line Workers & Community Leaders calling for SALT

When we start SLAT training to front line workers ANM, Asha and Community leaders response was not good, they don't want to sit together and support each other, After few meetings of SALT, they Sit, Listen, Learn, Transfer Knowledge & Ideas and concerns for their own health, Start to talks on health. Facilitate and find the challenges & solutions in their OWN community. Asha,  Aruna Shrimali call ORW to be part of SALT discussion in the community in Neemuch Kheda Urban Slum, Block…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on January 15, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hope For The Hills: Running a Hospital in North East India

I recently interviewed a man called Dr Sedevi Angami for the 'How To Build Community' podcast and radio show. He runs a hospital in Dimapur, and he was telling me about his life and work, and how a hospital can be a centre for the transformation of a community, going well beyond medicine.

I find Sedevi to be a very refreshing, encouraging and inspiring company. It feels rare (in my part of the world)  to meet someone who's seen & done so much, and yet remains seemingly…


Added by Jake Lloyd on January 14, 2020 at 9:26pm — No Comments

My published article on "ROLE OF COMMUNITIES IN ENDING AIDS" (in Hindi)

Dear Members of this Forum,


I'm sharing with you my recent article as published on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2019. The article is based on this year's theme i.e. "Communities Makes the Difference". Herein, I have highlighted how effectively communities are responding to AIDS pandemic across the continents and in India as well. 

In India, communities by themselves are able to resolute their Human Rights issues where intervening communities like Transgender…


Added by Dr. Anil Pratap Singh on January 13, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Youth & Patient Support Group Members Dream- Healthy community Healthy Nation

Constellation team facilitated SALT CLCP 2nd phase training in the block Jhadol and Girwa blocks front line health workers, CHAI field staff, patient support group members, youth group members and community family members to build a dream for their health, around their home, village and community members.

In this session participants of all age group 15-70 sketches their perception of 10 years village image and determinate how they reach and make their dream come true. They all dream…


Added by Shobhit Dubey on January 13, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Subject: Opportunities to share your SALT/CLCP experiences in AIDS 2020 and HIV2020 - ACT NOW!

Dear friends,

Belated Happy New Year to you!

We hope that you have all been well and enjoyed practising SALT/CLCP in your HIV/AIDS- related work in the past year(s).  We suppose that you have accumulated experiences and lessons learned that you would like to share with others who work on HIV/AIDS issues around the world.  It’s great that in 2020 there…


Added by Usa Duongsaa on January 12, 2020 at 10:56pm — No Comments

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