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Since 2005, travelling boat clinics have brought the first consistant health care to the river islands. Here, community health workers check in patients through the front window of one of the boats. A partnership between the Center for North Eastern Studies (a local research group), the Assamese government, and UNICEF has provided expanding care over the last four years.

Since 2005, travelling boat clinics have brought the first consistant health care to the river islands. Here, community health workers check in patients through the front window of one of the boats. A partnership between the Center for North Eastern Studies (a local research group), the Assamese government, and UNICEF has provided expanding care over the last four years.