With hospitals a far cry and communication made even worse during floods, the unique initiative of boat clinics by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNES) is a ray of hope for the most vulnerable communities of Assam living on the 'saporis' or islands of the Brahmaputra. The successful intervention in reaching out to the marginalised, rural communities received support from UNICEF and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Assam, resulting in the subsequent spread of the boat clinic programme to 13 districts of the State with 15 boats.
This film is a part of the film series produced by Black Ticket Films, on the innovations in public health for competency strengthening and advocacy for documenting and scaling-up of innovations in health towards improving maternal and newborn health.
Commissioned by : The MacArthur Foundation
Executive Producer : Public Health Foundation of India