Doctor Is the Face of a State’s Commitment to Family Planning

Doctor Is the Face of a State’s Commitment to Family Planning

A known face at Allahabad’s busy District Women’s Hospital—a hospital that caters to about 400 clients per day and 350 births per month—is that of the hospital gynecologist, Dr. Sharmeen Ahmed. She is also a state-level master trainer for postpartum IUCD (PPICUD) services and has trained hundreds of providers from her state of Uttar Pradesh

Three Births, Three Complications, Three Lives Saved

Woman kissing a baby.

Jakarta, Indonesia—Restiani was just 28 weeks pregnant when she went into labor. Her husband, Martudilah, drove her by motorbike on the 30-minute journey to their public hospital where she gave birth to a premature, underweight boy, Edgar. Hamriani was much further along—38 weeks. She awoke one night with a throbbing headache and realized she was

Healthy Birth Spacing in Pakistan: How a Low-Cost Simulation and Commitment to Quality Care Changed a Life

Woman at health facility

Lahore, Pakistan–Ayesha Sohail owns a small private health clinic in the Samanabad area of central Lahore in Punjab province. There, this Lady Health Visitor—a position similar to a skilled birth attendant in other parts of the world, with nearly three years of training—provides care and counseling to numerous women.

An advocate for family planning, Ayesha was recently trained on the postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD) through the Jhpiego-led Saving Lives at Birth project. She was one of 88 care providers, among doctors, nurses, midwives and other Lady Health Visitors, to receive this training.