A year after a major earthquake, people in one community are still honoring a man who saved lives by pulling people from the rubble. In the minutes after the quake, when some others were too dazed or fearful to move, Laxmi Sundar Gainju began searching for survivors.
The high rates of anemia among pregnant women in Kashmir frequently lead to serious complications during pregnancy and childbirth, and hospitals are ill-equipped to respond. But doctors say one solution is simple: more education on prenatal nutrition.
The government is training local doctors and nurses to staff health camps in a number of districts. Still, amid prohibitive costs, many among the Tharu people lack the identity cards needed to get free treatment for this genetic blood disease.