Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 1

Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 1

Legend says that it all began in the snowy tops of the Himalayas where Goddess Ganga began her descent from the ash-smeared locks of Lord Shiva as an immense braid of water raging down from the mountains, unfurling through a wide and thirsty plain, until all the braids come undone. Once past that point, the river throws off its bindings and separates into thousands of tangled strands. Continue reading Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 1

Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 2

Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 2

After two days of journey on roadways, train, and waterways we finally arrived in the Sundarbaans Forest. Our medical camp site was a primary school in the little island village of Tipligheri, surrounded by numerous river channels and forest. It is a beautiful place which unfortunately lacks basic facilities like safe drinking water, electricity, and health care. Apart from this, wild animals, such as tigers and crocodiles have always been a threat to local people which makes the life of the native people a more challenging one. Continue reading Medicine in the Tide Country- Chapter 2