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A woman waits at the pharmacy on an Akha boat clinic that runs along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. The Akha are traveling boat clinics that run along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. The work of a private public partnership between a research institution, private business, NGOs and the Indian government, they bring primary medical care to over two hundred thousand of the three million people living on islands in the Brahmaputra. Previously, most of the islanders had no access to basic medical services.

A woman waits at the pharmacy on an Akha boat clinic that runs along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. The Akha are traveling boat clinics that run along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. The work of a private public partnership between a research institution, private business, NGOs and the Indian government, they bring primary medical care to over two hundred thousand of the three million people living on islands in the Brahmaputra. Previously, most of the islanders had no access to basic medical services.