dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte) [similar]

Outlier/Optimist/Owesome::blessed 2 meet, see & experience amazing people, places & things! On a mission to end vitamin A deficiency & worms in kids!

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself!
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dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

This is where it all started - Madurai, Nov 2011.
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Vitamin Angels' stores all the vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets at t Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Center in Madurai and t medicines are then sent to our 400+ field partners all over India. .
In 2011, I visited Madurai for t first time to better understand t working at t warehouse. I was however refused access - they said "Go.. get blessings from t Meenakshi temple first"! So...I went that evening, offered my prayers and just as I thought it was over...they took me to t elephant compound to "take blessings" again! I was given some bananas to offer to t elephant, which I did and t minute he gobbled it down...I felt a warm, sticky "plonk" on t top of my head! And here's t picture to prove that I was blessed! Thank you for all t blessings! What an awesome journey it has been!
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#throwback #vitaminangels #vitaminA #madurai #meenakshitemple #temple #elephant #blessings #awe #awesome #shock #forthekids #thingswedo
#blessed #gratitude #forthekids #latergram #travel #travels #travelgram #travelstories #traveltales #ilovemyjob #publichealth #publichealthworkers #experience #love

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

Quick stop at Udwada on our way back to Mumbai! Some snapshots from the quaint Parsi village - we had chicken salli and homemade ice cream at one of the home restaurants near t Fire temple. .
#awesome #udwada #parsi #fire #temple #gujarat #insta #instago #instagram #instagood #travelgram #traveltales #travelstories #travelgram #travel #travels #quickstop #magichour #twilight #eveningwellspent #fun #teamawesome

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

We are honoured to work with Divyajyoti Trust in Mandvi! Thank you for the amazing work you do Dr Uday and Team - we look forward to working closely with t outreach team to reach vitamin A and deworming to the children here especially for the migrant sugarcane worker families. .
#togethercan #eyehospital #outreach #mandvi #gujarat #children #mothers #vitaminA #deworming #vitaminangels #sugarcane #migrants #communities #unreached #atrisk #teamawesome #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #instago #instagram #insta #instagood #travel #travels #travelgram #travelstories #traveltales #publichealth #publichealthworkers #ilovemyjob

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

We went to visit Sr Dr Annette Fernandes at Dayasadan Dawakhana in Jhankhvav today! .
They reach children under five through the clinics, dispensaries, preschools and outreach to the 50 tribal villages they serve here.
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Wonderful meeting Sr Cicily, Sr Sandra, Sr Rosamma and Sr Meenakshi! Thank You for all the wonderful work you do! Kudos! ๐Ÿ˜€โœŒ๏ธ
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#togetherwecan #catholic#sisters #chai #jhankhvav #mandvi #gujarat #tribal #communities #children #mothers #insta #instago #instagram #travelstories #travels #traveltales #travel #travelgram #publichealth #publichealthworkers #vitaminangels #vitaminA #deworming #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #teamawesome

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

We are visiting the Mandvi region of South Gujarat this week, in an effort to understand the working and living conditions of the migrant sugarcane workers and their families who come from Maharashtra!
Due to cyclical migration, the children from these labourer families do not receive vitamin A and deworming from local health facilities in both the states. We are looking to work with our local field partners here to reach these unreached kids and mothers! More updates soon!
Pic credit: @shru.berry โค๏ธ
#sugarcane #workers #migrants #children #women #underfive #mandvi #gujarat #maharashtra #india #vitaminangels #vitaminA #deworming #unreached #hardtoreach #civilsociety #insta #instago #instagram #travel #travelstories #travels #travelgram #traveltales #publichealth #publichealthworkers #ilovemyjob #togetherwecan #nofilter #nofilterneeded

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

The highest point of our Indian lives - getting married! And what better way than to invoke Raja Ram and Sita, the supposedly ideal Indian couple themselves?! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
Let's applaud and congratulate the newly weds! .
#happeningnow #inmybackyard #simplejoys #iloveveeradesai #crazythingsinmybackyard #magichour #twilight #andheriwest #chaos #indianweddings #wedding #insta #instagram #instagood #instago #entertainment #views #skyline #marriage #vows #indianvalues #noise #light #pollution

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

We have pretty unconventional brainstorming sessions at the @vitaminangels India office as you can see! A quick mind mapping session this afternoon to plan for 2018 - have you ever made mind maps?!
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#mindmaps #tonybuzan #brainstorming #ideas #vitaminangels #vitaminA #deworming #forthekids #togetherwecan #yeswecan #teamawesome #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #latergram #ilovemyjob #publichealth #publichealthworkers #socialmedia #insta #instagood #instagram

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

This is a photo from Saran district in Bihar, where young girls and women go out in groups late in the evening to defecate and urinate outside the village. They do not even have access to toilets in their own homes making them vulnerable to sexual violence such as rapes and molestation. (pic credit: @mattdayka )
Read more about how toilets or the lack thereof affects women here: โ€œWorld Toilet Day: Using the gender lens!" https://medium.com/@drsbhatte/world-toilet-day-using-the-gender-lens-5e518ce6181a
#WorldToiletDay #WASH #sanitation #genderlens #publichealth #india #toilets #opendefecation #urinals #women #girls #bihar #mumbai #urban #rural #gender #odf #swacchhbharat #humancentric #solutions #challenges #Togetherwecan #travelgram #travel #travels #traveltales #travelstories #latergram #publichealth #publichealthworkers

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

If work isn't fun - you are not on the right team!
Coz...we are all MAD (making a difference) here! .
@vitaminangels Team celebrations at the office! Thank you again @sightandlife @scalingupnutrition for recognizing our work to alleviate vitamin A deficiency in India! Kudos to our NGO partners! .
#Togetherwecan
#teamawesome #teamwork #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #celebration #yeswecan #instago #instagram #instagood #insta #nutrition #leaders #leadership #award #sightandlife #vitaminangels #vitaminA #vitaminadeficiency #supplementation #children #underfive #forthekids

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

We believe in magic, we believe in miracles, we believe in fairy tales....we believe in children!
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Happy children's day from the @vitaminangels India team! Always keep the child in you alive!
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#childrensday #14nov #baldivas #togetherwecan #forthekids #magic #insta #instago #instagood #instagram #instakids #throwback #childhood #childrenphoto #kidsatheart #vitaminangels

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

Thank you @sightandlife @scalingupnutrition for the Nutrition Leadership Award 2017. I am honoured and humbled! And accept to receive this on behalf of the 400+ field partners we work with in India! .
This award is an acknowledgement of the amazing change agents we work with who have taken the responsibility to make a difference locally by reaching vitamin A to children most at risk and hard to reach! Thank you guys!
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This award is an acknowledgement of the untiring efforts of my @vitaminangels family globally and my Team Awesome in India! @shru.berry @nikhil7886 @arvindcaulagi @saint.vasai - you guys have no idea how much I'm missing you right now! Lots more to do!
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@vinaybhatte - love you brother! U inspire me to be a better person everyday! U make it possible!
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Yes this is a new milestone! โค๏ธ
#Togetherwecan #team #teamawesome #awards #sal #nutrition #leadership #leaders #travel #traveltales #vitaminA #vitaminangels #children #forthekids #yeswecan #travelgram #milestone #SUNGG17 #1000days

dr shilpa bhatte, MD (@sbhatte)

The SUN Movement comes to a member country, Cote d'Ivoire and in Africa for the first time!
Scaling up nutrition - 1000 participants from all over the world! #Togetherwecan #SUNGG17
Representing @vitaminangels and our field partners work in India and globally in reaching Vitamin A and deworming to children under five.
#nutrition #health #globalhealth #global #sdgs #sun #insta #instago #instagood #instagram #travel #travelgram #travelstories #traveltales #publichealth #publichealthworkers #ilovemyjob #forthekids #forthefuture #equity #world #noonebehind
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