The hospital has identified relevant research questions of interest that will aid in ensuring that clinical entities seen in patient populations in Makunda with significant morbidity and mortality are systematically studied eg an epidemic of patients with unexplained peripheral neuropathy.
The hospital has formed a research and ethics committee to frame the research policy of the hospital, create work flows for proposals and to monitor and disseminate results of research projects.
Future plans include networking with partners interested in research in issues plaguing communities in resource poor settings as well as projects pertaining to the Department of Biodiversity Documentation and Wild life preservation.
Publications so far:
1. Sighting of Purple-throated-, or Van Hasselt’s Sunbird Leptocoma sperata brasiliana in Karimganj District, Assam, with notes on its status in India – in Indian Birds
2. Mating of the Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) – in BES Study Group
3. Forest ghost moth fauna of northeastern India (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Endoclita, Palpifer, and Hepialiscus) – in Journal of Threatened Taxa
4. Report of Platythomisus octomaculatus (C. L. Koch, 1845) and Platythomisus sudeepi Biswas, 1977 from India (Araneae, Thomisidae) – in Biodiversity Data Journal
5. News from the Training Institute of Global Health and Tropical Medicine - pages 18 and 19, Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health, Number 1, March 2017, Volume 55
It has been a year since I left my work in Nav Jivan Hospital ( NJH), an EHA unit in Satbarwa, Jharkhand. Working in Jharkhand was an eye opener for me . I am thankful for the opportunity to experience first hand the ground realities of rural health care in North India. You can read about my initial observations in a write up titled “ 100 days in NJH ”.
Much has changed in my work over the past 1 year. I have moved on to rural Assam and am currently working as a consultant Physician in Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, an EHA unit in Karimgang district of Assam. Read More
-- Dr. Roshine --
I hope all of you are doing well. A small update from Ethiopia, where I am working in Gambo General Rural Hospital since three weeks. As the name says it is a rural hospital and -like makunda- it was started as a leprosy colony, with still a leprosy ward where up to 40 patients can stay. Read More
-- Dr. Juul Bakker --
Sometimes, I feel a bit homesick for my period at Makunda. I am missing the craziness of India, the hardworking nurses with their angel voices on Sunday singing in the church and the fireflies in the rice fields nearby our house. It has been a while now and I hope everybody is doing fine. Read more
-- Dr. Jessica Nomen --