Karkala: Cashews in the Making

This past Friday our¬†field visit took us to learn about the occupational hazards that face workers in the cashew industry in South India, with special attention paid to issues regarding contact dermatitis.¬†This factory is one of the largest in the area, with Karkala housing 10 cashew factories. It is the largest exporter to numerous countries … Continue reading

Udupi: Exploring TB and HIV/AIDS Treatment

Last Friday our field visit took us into the Udupi District Hospital. There we talked with officials about TB and HIV/AIDS treatment in India, and we were able to observe the treatment services in action. First we visited the Directly Observed Treatment Short (DOTS) course Center. The program has set-up such that each patient has … Continue reading