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A section of the gathering at the dedication ceremony

Screening of “Where There Are No Roads” at Jorhat

The screening of  "Where There Are No Roads" at Jorhat's JB College Auditorium on June 17 was attended by over 100 people- students, health and district officials,homemakers and academicians, followed by a vigorous question and answer session afterwards with Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika, District Programme Officer, Boat Clinic Unit Jorhat, Riturekah Baruah, State Family Planning…

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Through American Eyes: The C-NES Boat Clinics

Intern’s Report: Through American Eyes: The C-NES Boat Clinics By: Arunava Sarma (May/June 2012) Introduction For a public health and molecular biology student, the prospect of touring areas of rural India via boats on the crisscrossing channels of the Brahmaputra and providing healthcareto underserved populations is very attractive.  For such a student with ancestral Assamese…

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Swedish midwife visits Boat Clinics

Swedish midwife, Christina Pedersen collaborating with Ipas- an organization headquartered in North Carolina, US and working around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to safe abortion visited the Tinsukia and Dibrugarh Boat Clinic Units in April 2012. Her report follows with photographs of the camps…

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Speed boat to C-NES

A Switzerland based company, RIB (rigid inflatable boats) Expeditions and Adventures, has extended a helping hand towards emergency medical care in the char saporis of Assam. The company has donated an inflatable speed boat that will operate in Tinsukia district and will support the Tinsukia Boat Clinic run by C-NES in partnership with NRHM. The…

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SB Numali waits for high water

  SB Numali, the boat donated by Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is ready for service. The boat crew is waiting for high water to come, to move it to Sonitpur, where the boat will provide health…

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Health Camp at Goalpara : A report

The Centre for North East Studies & Policy Research (C-NES) in Partnership with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Government of Assam, formally launched five new Boat Clinics in Kamrup, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Dhubri districts of Assam in October 2010. Ashok Rao, Programme Manager C-NES reports on recent visit to a health camp conducted by…

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Boat Clinics in Republic Day Tableau

The Boat Clinics found a pride of place and displayed at the Republic Day Tableau in Nalbari and Lakhimpur by the respective District Health Societies, winning the first prize at Lakhimpur. The model, designed by District Media Expert, Bijendra Gogoi, highlighted the need for family planning and institutional delivery including Govenment incentives for the same.  The…

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