04 July 2019

My name is Arvind Dhande and I work as a Community Mobilizer at Action Against Hunger in Dharni with the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) team.

The outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur, Bihar

03 July 2019

India EIS officer Dr. Somashekar conducts an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak investigation in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India on July 5, 2014. Image credit – CDC Global.

As per Niti Aayog, World Bank Health Index report June 2019, Bihar’s Health Performance Index has been the 2nd lowest, amongst all the states in India, with -6.35 incremental change. Muzaffarpur being a district of Bihar has also ranked poor in health indicators.

The joy of volunteering

03 July 2019

I have always believed that volunteering is a great way to initiate the change we want to see around us. The thought and act of giving back to the community, both as an individual and as team, is something that uplifts the community and helps us grow personally too. When Team NAOS decided to have a volunteering camp in Dharni, India, I was more than excited to be a part of it.