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Arise: Improving conditions for ‘invisible’ workers in India

Waste workers-otherwise known as sanitation workers-are often made invisible due to informal work arrangements. In India, as in other parts of the world, sanitation workers tend to be from the oppressed and marginalized communities with little access to healthcare and quality health services. This despite, their work being highly important to society and exposing them to various occupational hazards.  

In this bitesize episode of The Scan we speak with Partho Mukherjee, a Research Assistant focusing on health systems at The George Institute. Partho is working on Arise, a collaboration across low- and middle-income countries, aiming to improve accountability and governance mechanisms towards marginalized communities living in urban informal spaces. Read more about Arise here  

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