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Interviewing a local person from the village of Karakhdi
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Dec 16, 2016

Sevak Project for rural health and sanitation in Gujarat

Dec 19, 2016

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News Aricles

  1. Bringing Sustainable Healthcare to Rural India by BY THAKOR PATEL AND ROHIN PATEL • AUGUST 2, 2016
  2. Article one (in Gujarati)
  3. Article two (in Gujarati)
  4. Article three (in Gujarati)
  5. Article four (in Gujarati)


  1. Payal Kahar, RanjitaMisra, and Thakor G. Patel (2016). Sociodemographic Correlates of Tobacco Consumption in Rural Gujarat, India (Click here to read in PDF format)
  2. Patel, AJ, Patel, TG, Patel H, Balagopal, P, Damor J, Misra, R. (2010). SEVAK: A Pilot to Address Health Needs of Rural India. AAPI Journal: The Journal of the Indian American Physicians, 42 (2), 12-14.
  3. Ranjita Misra, Padmini Balagopal, Thakor Patel (2013), The Power to Prevent Diabetes using Community Health Workers (SEVAKs) to Offer a Lifestyle Intervention, National Diabetes Education Program [NDEP] Newsletter, January 2013.
  4. Padmini Balagopal, N Kamalamma, Thakor Patel, Ranjita Misra (2012). A Community Based Participatory Diabetes Prevention and Management Intervention in Rural India using Community Health Workers. Diabetes Educator. Volume 38 (6), 822-834. (Click here to read in PDF format)
  5. Padmini Balagopal, N Kamalamma, Thakor Patel, Ranjita Misra (2008). A Community-Based Diabetes Prevention and Management Education Program in a Rural Village in India. Diabetes Care. 31 (6), 1097 – 1104 (Click here to read in PDF format)
  6. Rahul Jindal, MO Salifu, Thakor Patel Ranjita Misra (in press). Prevalence of diabetic nephropathy in an underserved rural community of India, Indian Journal of Nephrology. (Click here to read in PDF format)
  7. Ranjita Misra, Padmini Balagopal, Maryanna Klatt, Maureen Geraghty. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Asian Indians in the United States: A National Study. (Click here to read in PDF format)
  8. Purushotham Kotha, Chirag B. Patel, Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, Thakor G. Patel, Ranjita Misra. Modified criteria for determining cardiometabolic syndrome in Asian Indians living in the USA: Report from the diabetes among Indian Americans national study (Click here to read in PDF format)


  1. Summit for Setting Research Priorities for reducing Cardiovascular disease Burden in India, “Diabetes and CVD riak and prevalence among Indians and Indian Americans” Organized by PHFI, CCDC, Share India, Mediciti, ICMR and IUSSTF, Feb 27 – March 1, 2013 Hyderabad India.
  2. Rural South Asia Conference: Imaging Heritage And Progress, “The Power to Prevent Diabetes and Chronic Diseases Using Lifestyle Intervention: The SEVAK Project”, Aurangabad, India January 4-8, 2013.
  3. SEVAK Workshop, “Preliminary Results from SEVAK Project and Data Management Issues”, Baroda India, December 21-24, 2012.
  4. Indo US Global Health Summit, Epidemics of Diabetes in India, Jaipur, January 3-4, 2011. Primary presenter Dr. T.G Patel.
  5. Center for the Study of Indian Diaspora, Primary and Secondary Prevention to Prevent Chronic Diseases, North Gujarat University, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, January 4, 2011.
  6. Preventive and Social Medicine Conference, Diabetes Prevention and Management Program in India using Community Health Workers, Bhubaneswar, January 10, 2010.

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