Public health care [in India] runs on the ASHA worker, not the doctor. We knew we had to design something which she could use.

Myshkin Ingawale

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“A Blood Test Without Bleeding.” TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "A Blood Test Without Bleeding." TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from TED Fellow Myshkin Ingawale's 2012 TED Talk about how he and his team created an effective and low-cost anemia test for use around the world. The quote means that the health care system in India is dependent on community health workers (Accredited Social Health Activists, or ASHA workers), not doctors. ASHA workers, who provide health care to rural villagers, are the ones who conduct important medical tests, so such tests must be optimized for these workers' use. Watch the full TED Talk here: Myshkin Ingawale - A Blood Test Without Bleeding