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  • Added 7 Dec 2012

Vadu Rural Health Program


Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP) functions with a mission "to Provide evidence-based, sustainable and rational health care solutions for the rural population using globally relevant community-based ethical research" is a division of KEM Hospital Research Centre Pune and has a rich tradition in health care service delivery. In the forefront is also a needs-based, issue-driven research over almost 40 years.

Research interests

• World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, Switzerland.
• Menengitis Vaccine Project (MVP), France. (Joint Venture of WHO and PATH-Program for apropriate technology in health)
• Umea University, Sweden
• INDEPTH Network, Accra , Ghana
• Centre for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, USA
• Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
•CSIR, India
• DBT, India
• Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SIIL)
• St. John's Medical College, Bangalore
• National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune
• Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, Government of India
• Institute of Genomics & Interactive Biology, New Delhi
• Bharat Biotech International Limited
• National AIDS Research Institute, Pune , India
• GeoInformatics Department of Geography, Pune University
• Chest Research Foundation, Pune
• National Institute of Virology, Pune

Disease areas

  • Cancer
  • Dengue
  • Enteric diseases
  • Influenza
  • Maternal Health
  • Other
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • TB

Other information

VRHP's strength lies in its multi-faceted team comprising people from social sciences, medical anthropology, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, health science, geology, clinical research sciences, pure sciences, information technology, computer sciencs and so forth. As regards facilities, it has well equipped operation theatres, a laparoscopic unit, a colposcope, sonography centre, 24x7 ambulance with facilities for safe transportation of patients and all other facilities that a modern secondary care hospital would need. It has a well-developed molecular biology laboratory, a high capacity data entry and storage system, a detailed phenotyping unit consisting of state of the art labs for heart rate variability testing, spirometry, skin testing, anthropometry and gustatory testing etc.
Today's strength of VRHP is its ability to integrate research among and rational medical service delivery to the populations with support from the community and with capacity building of this very community in conducting community or hospital based research. VRHP strives to address its research needs through partnerships and collaborations with national and international institutions guided by principles of interdependence, equality, technology transfer and joint data ownership and authorship. Above all, VRHP believes in ethics and practice of conducting utmost ethical research and provide only rational medical service at affordable costs to this rural population.


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