sitting in a village shop in Jambuda village, where an antenatal clinic is in progress. the shopowner lets his shop for half a day each month for the clinic, with his wife standing there keeping guard on the provisions. i am pouring sweat in the heat and humidity, and the flies swarm all over me, driving me to distraction.
|The shopowner's wife keeps guard|
i am here to train the nurses on how to examine pregnant women, and what questions to ask - a large number of gaps in their knowledge and practice, and i need to be patient while they learn. outside the under-3 children cry as they are weighed....
|The omnipresent and irritating flies|
this is rural rajasthan, udaipur district, and a community of meena tribals. the men are all labourers in ahmedabad.
|Mawa, the malnourished son of the shopkeeper, with ?septic knee joint.|