Stay Informed

  •  Publications
  1. Read Narrative report of  SEWA Rural’s Safe Motherhood and Newborn Care Project(2003-2011)
  2. Read  Making of Primary Health Centre (1985-2000)
  3. Read collection of case studies of our last 3 decades journey : Valonu
  4. Read about Ramkrishna – Vivekananda Philosophy and SEWA Rural
  5. Read Quarterly Gujarati Magazine  July-15 to September-15,Octomber15-December-15,January16- March16
  6. Foreign Contribution Audited Report 12-13
  7. The costs and financing of health care Experiences in the voluntary sector
  8. SEWA Rural : Sickle Cell Comprehensive Care Programme
  9. Please read in-depth and captivating information about SEWA Rural from its birth and vision for next 2 decades by reading book “Dhanyata ni kedie, Soune sathaware
  • Scientific Publication
  1. Desai G, Anand A, Modi D, Shah S, Shah K, Shah A, et al. (2017) Rates, indications, and outcomes of caesarean section deliveries: A comparison of tribal and non-tribal women in Gujarat, India.  PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189260.
  2. Gayatri Desai, Ankit Anand, Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Kapilkumar Dave, Hardik Bhatt, Shrey Desai and Dhiren Modi. Sickle cell disease and pregnancy outcomes: a study of the community-based hospital in a tribal block of Gujarat, India. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (2017) 36:3. DOI 10.1186/s41043-017-0079-z
  3. Dhiren Modi, Shrey Desai, Kapilkumar Dave, Shobha Shah, Gayatri Desai, Nishith Dholakia, Ravi Gopalan and Pankaj Shah. Cluster randomized trial of a mHealth intervention “ImTeCHO” to improve delivery of proven maternal, neonatal, and child care interventions through community-based Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) by enhancing their motivation and strengthening supervision in tribal areas of Gujarat, India: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials (2017) 18:270
  4. Modi D, Patel J, Desai S, Shah P. Accessing completeness of pregnancy, delivery, and death registration by Accredited Social Health Activists [ASHA] in an innovative mHealth project in the tribal areas of Gujarat: A cross-sectional study.J Postgrad Med. 2016 May 31. doi: 10.4103/0022-3859.183168.
  5. Gayatri Desai, Kapil Kumar Dave, Somalee Banerjee, Palav Babaria, Reena Gupta. Initial outcomes of a comprehensive care model for sickle cell disease among a tribal population in rural western India. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2016 May;3(5):1282-1287.

    Our first publication regarding sickle cell disease

  6. Shobha P Shah, Pankaj Shah,  Shrey Desai, Dhiren Modi, Gaytri Desai, and Honey Arora.   Effectiveness and Feasibility of Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation to Adolescent Girls and Boys through Peer Educators at Community Level in the Tribal Area of Gujarat. Indian J Community Med. 2016 Apr-Jun; 41(2): 158–161.
  7.  Pankaj Shah, Dhiren Modi, Gayatri Desai, Shobha Shah, Shrey Desai, Uday Gajiwala. Equity in utilization of hospital and maternal care services: Trend analysis at SEWA Rural, India. In equity in maternal & child health 2016: 112-121. Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.
  8.  Dhiren Modi, Ravi Gopalan, Shobha Shah, Sethuraman Venkatraman,Gayatri Desai, Shrey Desai and Pankaj Shah.Development and formative evaluation of an innovative mHealth intervention for improving coverage of community-based maternal, newborn and child health services in rural areas of India. Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 26769.
  9. Pankaj Shah, Shrey Desai, Dhiren Modi, Shobha Shah. Assessing Diagnostic Accuracy of Haemoglobin Colour Scale in Real-life Setting. J Health Popul Nutr. 2014 Mar;32(1):51-7.
  10. Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Raman V Kutty, Dhiren Modi. Changing epidemiology of maternal mortality in rural India: tie to reset strategies for MDG-5. Tropical Medicine and International Health. Published online on 18th February, 2014. doi:10.1111/tmi.12282
  11. Shah PP, Modi DK, Shah SP, Desai SA. Effect of maternity schemes on place of delivery in a tribal block of Gujarat. Indian J Community Med 2013;38:118-20.
  12. Shobha P Shah, Rajesh Nair, Pankaj P Shah, Dhiren K Modi, Shrey A Desai, Lata Desai. Improving quality of life with new menstrual hygiene practices  among adolescent tribal girls in rural Gujarat, India. Reproductive Health Matters 2013;21(41):205–213.
  13. V. Raman Kutty, Pankaj Shah, Dhiren Modi, Shobha Shah, Mala Ramanathan, and A. R. Archana. Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Jhagadia Block, Gujarat: We Need to go Beyond Promoting Hospital Deliveries. J Trop Pediatr first published online September 10, 2012 doi:10.1093/tropej/fms043.
  14. Shah P, Gajiwala U, Pate R. Infection control in cataract surgery. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2009;6(4):206-7.
  15. Murthy G, Vashist P, John N, Pokharel G, Ellwein L, Gajiwala U, Patel R, Desai L, Shah P.  Prevalence and vision-related outcomes of cataract surgery in Gujarat, India. Ophthalmic Epidemiol 2009;16(6):400-9.
  16. Desai L, Shah P, Gajiwala U, Shah R. An innovative rural survey: the experience of SEWA. Community Eye Health Journal 2007;20(64):101-2.
  17. Gajiwala U, Shah P, Desai L. Training of grassroots workers for the community health eye programme in Southern Gujarat. Community Eye Health Journal 2005;18(56):70-1.
  18. Desai L, Shah P. Infant mortality rate- issues and experience. Anvesak 2001;31:153-9.
  19. Latha K, Kanani S, Maitra N, Bhatt R, Senapati S, Bhattacharya S, Sridhar S, Giri G, Shah P, Shah S, Desai L, Parikh I, Taskar V, Dharap N, Mulgaonkar V. Prevalence of Clinically Detectable Gynaecological Morbidity in India: Results of Four Community Based Studies. The Journal of Family Welfare 1997;43(4):8-16.
  20. Shah A, Nair A, Shah P. A study on sensitivity of P.falciparum to chloroquine in a rural area of Bharuch district, Gujarat. Indian Journal of Malariology 1996;33:126-30.
  21. Desai L, Shah P, Sridhar S. Integrated interventions for child survival–a case study. Indian J Pediatr 1994;61(1):1-9.
  22. A study of the community-based hospital in a tribal block of Gujarat, India: Sickle cell disease and pregnancy 


SEWA Rural in media.

  1. Reader’s  Digest
  2. Bhumiputra-1
  3. Bhumiputra-2
  4. Abhiyan
  5. Chitralekha
  6. Stories from South-East Asia (Sasakawa Award)
  7. Chitralekha-ImTeCHO  August-14
  8. Power point presentation & short Video clip about SEWA Rural’s innovative Im TeCHO project based on mobile phone applications.
  9. ImTeCHO Project Article in “Adilok” Magazine


Latest News

  • Use of technology for surveys

    SEWA Rural is organizing a workshop with title “Use of technology for surveys” on 20th & 21st December 2017The objectives of the workshop are - participate should be able to narrate the concepts involved in use of technology,  advantage - disadvantages of technology, task involved in technology, non-technology tasks to maximize use of technology in the survey, primary orientation of open source survey, and also able to make the basic application for the field survey. 
     Interested persons can contact us on and with subject title “Technology
    workshop”. The closing date for receiving application is 11-Dec- 2017.