In India’s Assam, boat clinics save lives on Brahmaputra river

In India’s Assam, boat clinics save lives on Brahmaputra river

Assam, India – The extremely remote islands of the Brahmaputra river, locally known as “chars”, are the most underdeveloped areas in India’s northeastern state of Assam.

The 2,500 river islands located along the nearly 900km stretch of the mighty river are home to some 2.5 million people, nearly 80 percent of whom are poor, with little access to basic health and education facilities.

The chars have one of the highest

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