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Last updated: May 21, 2020

November 3, 2020

B Chinmayee is a classical Indian dancer from Odisha, a state on India’s eastern coast. After she was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2017, a bout of TB meningitis left her paralyzed in a hospital, where she subsequently suffered a miscarriage and discovered that the serious but treatable disease was only the beginning of her challenges.

July 13, 2020

In mid-May 2020, while people in India were grappling with the lockdown in response to the COVID-19, farmers in the states on the east coast braced for a second threat – the cyclone Amphan.

June 4, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID programs working in outbreak hot spots in India provide crucial assistance to urban slum dwellers.

May 21, 2020

As TV anchors across India began reporting that COVID-19 cases were rapidly rising in India, Jayata, a Community Health Officer (CHO) posted at the Bimbong Health and Wellness Center in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, became alarmed. “By the time it reached India, I knew it was no ordinary flu virus. It had already spread rapidly to every country in the world. I became really worried.”

May 21, 2020

“Care for everyone and always have each other’s back.” These are the values that Anusha (who, like many in her community, goes by only her first name) grew up with. She is a Community Health Officer (CHO) at the Phongla Health and Wellness Center in Sikkim, a small, mountainous state in the northeast of India. Like other states in India and across the globe, health providers in Sikkim are working to protect their communities from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide the essential primary health services their patients depend on. 

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