Lean, tall and with a quiet demeanour, Pankajani Behra, 40, an accredited social health activist, or ASHA, for her Bhanjachura village, in Odisha’s flood-ravaged Balasore district, is the only source of hope in times of illness or any other medical emergency for the people here. (Credit: Azera Rehman\WFS)

Lean, tall and with a quiet demeanour, Pankajani Behra, 40, an accredited social health activist, or ASHA, for her Bhanjachura village, in Odisha's flood-ravaged Balasore district, is the only source of hope in times of illness or any other medical emergency for the people here. (Credit: Azera Rehman\WFS)

Lean, tall and with a quiet demeanour, Pankajani Behra, 40,
an accredited social health activist, or ASHA, for her Bhanjachura
village, in Odisha’s flood-ravaged Balasore district, is the only
source of hope in times of illness or any other medical emergency for
the people here. (Credit: Azera Rehman\WFS)