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Social Impact

Social Impact

Over the years, ~430 NIRMAN alumni have worked full time on various social challenges together contributing 1300+ person-years so far. The case studies of impact created by them span a variety of domains, approaches, geographies and sectors. They exhibit the NIRMAN motto of 'go where the problems are' and demonstrate the spirit of 'professional excellence plus social contribution' going hand in hand.
Social Impact

Knowledge Contribution

Quite a few NIRMAN alumni have been involved in applied research on socially relevant issues and knowledge creation. Some of their work involves the following:
  1. Stroke Is the Leading Cause of Death in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Prospective Community-Based Study - Stroke
  2. High Prevalence of Stroke in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Community-Based Study - Neuro epidemiology
  3. The role of an mHealth intervention in improving knowledge and skills of accredited social health activists in tribal areas of Gujarat, India: a nested study within an implementation research trial - Acta Paediatrica
  4. Drivers of Epilepsy-related Cost of Care in an Integrated Healthcare System - Neurology
  5. Healthcare Seeking Behavior for Back and Joint Pain in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study - Indian Journal of Community Medicine
  6. Barriers to Malaria Control among Marginalized Tribal Communities: A Qualitative Study - PLOS ONE
  7. Food Grain vs Liquor: Maharashtra under Crisis - Economic and Political Weekly
  8. Use of Ethno-Veterinary medicines (EVM) from Vidarbha Region (MH) India - Bioscience Discovery
  9. Species diversity of leafhoppers and planthoppers in agroclimatic zones of Maharashtra - Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  10. Association between literacy and self-rated poor health in 33 high- and upper middle-income countries - International Journal of Public Health
  11. Biodiversity conservation during a global crisis: Consequences and the way forward - PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences