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Mobilising the Unreached through Boat Clinics in Assam (Phase 2)

Partner Organisation

Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research
(C-NES), Assam

Population and Area

Over 90,000 people living on islands or chars/ saporis of the Brahmaputra river in five districts of Assam (Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Dhubri)

Project Period

June 2013 – May 2016


To ensure improvement in family planning/reproductive and child health status of vulnerable populations


  • Increase awareness about reproductive health and family planning issues among eligible couples (women in the age group 15–49 years and their husbands)

  • Enable behavioural change through a need-based comprehensive communication package

  • Build sustainable capacities in interpersonal communication, including counselling skills, in delivering quality family planning services and in effective documentation

  • Improve availability of, and accessibility to, modern contraceptives by eligible couples, including services for IUD insertion, injectables and establishing effective linkages/referrals