Featured here is a video of the unfolding story of nursing's unique role in caring for India's 1.2+ billion population — illustrated with 160 images of nurses, people, places and healthcare. It also features the philanthropic service of Mumbai's P. D. Hinduja National Hospital to rural peoples and communities in the State of Maharashtra.
First prepared for the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City, this video's concept, research and narration are presented by Indian nursing leader Dr. Phalakshi Manjrekar — who serves as the distinguished Director of Nursing at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and on the Executive Committee for NIGH World's Board of Directors.
Photo Credits: LEFT — Dr. Manajrekar while visiting the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, in 2014, from NIGH's archives. RIGHT — Women in Anjana Nagar, India — who attended a women's health workshop — where they learned about the benefits of pregnancy and nutrition, breastfeeding, birth control and STIs — from Photoshare ID # 2005-15 — Photographer Francey Hart © 2005 — used with permission.