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Dasu Bhotra has worked as a Lepra Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) for the past 13 years in her home village of Chhatahandi, located in the remote region of Nabarangpur, state of Odisha. ASHAs are voluntary health workers in India who are trained by Lepra to recognise and refer people with symptoms of leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF) to medical professionals for diagnosis. We talked to Dasu about her role as an ASHA and discovered how her work has helped her reach out to the local community as well as build a women’s support network.

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