Pregnancy success story from Malpani Infertility Clinic to Tanzania

We are married couple from Tanzania and being married for seven years, starting a family immediately after a marriage was not an option we wanted to wait for few years though no birth control was used, luckily we discover that we are suffering with severe oligospermia a...

Third-Party Financing Could Support Rooftop Solar in India

India’s government unveiled an ambitious rooftop solar program this year with the goal of installing 40 GW of rooftop solar power by 2022, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. This can be funded by third party financing.  Great opportunity for clea...

The one thing founders need to do to scale up their start up

The trick to growing your startup is learning when to say No to customers. This might sound counterintuitive , because when you're a startup, you're so desperate for cash that you are happy to take money from anyone and everyone who is willing to buy your services. Ho...

Why do most IVF cycles fail ?

The commonest reason for IVF failure is implantation failure. Even when we transfer good quality embryos inside the uterus , we know that most IVF cycles will fail. This is very frustrating for patients,  because they expect that their embryo is going to become a baby -...

Why small town Indian entrepreneurs have a competitive edge

Most of the start up action in India is in Pune, Banaglore, Delhi and Mumbai. This is where the incubators , accelerators and the angel investor networks are, which is why this is where all the ambitious founders go.However, I believe that entrepreneurs in tier-two citi...

Does India really have a shortage of doctors and hospital beds?

One of the commonest solutions which is proposed to treat India's ailing health care system is creating more medical colleges to churn out more doctors ; and building more hospitals. The standard  party line seems to be that we don't have enough doctors , given the larg...

'POINTLESS' IVF TREATMENTS THAT CAN WASTE THOUSANDS

'POINTLESS' TREATMENTS THAT CAN COST THOUSANDS Endometrial scratch (up to £350) Scratching the womb is said to release hormones that make it more adhesive, but studies found it does not help women with fewer than two failed implants. Assisted hatching (£615) May...

Fixing healthcare in Mumbai

I just attended a meeting at Freedom for A Billion, where senior medical experts such as Dr. Sanjay Oak , CEO of Aga Khan Health Services, and Dr. Avinash Supe , Dean of KEM Hospital, spoke about their vision for improving healthcare for Mumbai. Healthcare represents ...

Why is the Government turning a blind eye to the misuse of new technology for female feticide ?

Ultrasound scanning can be life saving . However, because it was being misused for gender determination and female feticide, the Government introduced the PCPNDT Act and started  monitoring ultrasound scanning more closely, to prevent this abuse. However , technology...

Public Private Partnerships to heal Healthcare.

We all know that the healthcare system in India is creaking.  The situation is going to become progressively worse , because we cannot keep up with the demand for medical attention. Epidemics of infectious diseases such as dengue and malaria have become increasingly com...