Eight major towns and cities of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, hosted a well researched, world class play during the winter of 2010. Shifa ((Healing), the play took stigma and discrimination head on, unraveling the ramifications of exclusion through the eyes of a woman, a man and a child. Here are six Shifa reasons why theatre should increasingly be used as a public health tool. Theatre as Public Health Tool allows us to …"6 Reasons Why Theatre is an Effective Public Health Tool"
Remember the way ‘lepers’ are mentioned in the Bible? After more than 20 centuries of human endeavor the disease and the stigma continue to mock at us."Leprosy: Is it the Lost Sheep of Public Health?"
In the process, one of India’s most popular actors have become a public health model. Actor Deepika Padukone broke the silence and stigma around depression, sharing for the first time with the public, her battle against the ailment."Beginning of A Star War on Depression"