Current Project

October 2016-March 2019 Partners:Swasth Foundation This project aimed at evaluating the health care needs of citizens of informal settlements and existing provisions for it in their area.  It located residents of informal settlements suffering from Diabetes and High Blood Pressure by conducting surveys in 2000 households and then assessed the health care expenditures, the medicinal expenditure, the progression of their disease and the level of satisfaction/dissatisfaction that the residents had…

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2015- On going Partners:  Westwind Nursery/ StreeBal Shakti WHEELS Global Foundation American Jewish Women’s Service Stitching DIDA Looking at spates of violence against women in various forms happening continuously in the past two years, and finding its genesis in the subject of menstrual health and Hygiene, picked by a group of Mumbra girls for the Youth Fellowship, PUKAR, in collaboration with Stree Bal Shakti, a CSO tending to women and…

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Past Project

2008-2012 Partner: Rockefeller Foundation Collaborators: Harvard School of Public Health PUKAR New York University In 2008, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), New York University (NYU), and PUKAR formed a new research partnership with a goal of illuminating key dimensions of health in urban slum communities. Together, over a period of 4 long years this group explored various social determinants of health like being in a unrecognized…

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Past Project

2015-2016 Partners: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), Boston. Water Survey- 600 Surveys 15+ water maps of the community Context: The problem of water access and availability in Mandala was brought into sharp focus by youth from Bainganwadi, located in M-East ward of Mumbai that has the lowest HDI in the city. Mandala community, located in close proximity to a dumping ground, is a mix of notified and non-notified slum settlement…

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Past Project

Partner: CIPLA FOUNDATION 2016 Cipla Foundation was keen to understand the health-related needs of the community located in Surya Nagar, an informal settlement in Vikhroli where Cipla’s main activities are located. The idea behind gathering this knowledge was to be able to formulate and implement programs that would be beneficial to the community and would bring about positive changes in their lives. In order to gain this knowledge Cipla Foundation…

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Past Project

2014-2015 Partner: Vasanth Sheth Memorial Foundation On 15th February, 2014, the Healthy Cities Wealthy Cities launched a new project, in collaboration with Foundation for Medical Research (FMR) The objective of the project was to develop a methodology for finding active TB cases in an urban community. The methods used created awareness about TB, try to mitigate the stigma related to the disease in the community and assess the baseline level…

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