Preventable childhood diseases are a major national health concern throughout Pakistan, where just slightly more than half of all children are fully immunized. Nowhere is the occurrence of measles, pneumonia and hepatitis B—to name just a few of the common illnesses—more glaring than
Mithi, Pakistan—For years, Lateefan Chandio fought for permission to attend an all-boys primary school—the only option for education in her village. Her parents agreed, but it wasn’t a smooth road for this young girl from a poor family in rural Pakistan.
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Malakwal, Pakistan—For Riaz Bibi, giving birth was an arduous, painful experience that led to severe bleeding and weakness, which compromised her overall health. Her first three children were born at home with the help of a traditional but untrained birth attendant. She recovered from
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
Jhpiego Pakistan, in collaboration with Saving Lives at Birth, conducted a study trial of a new, portable, low-cost training simulation model called Mama-U. Designed in partnership with Laerdal Global Health, the Mama-U was developed specifically to train health care providers on the
Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan—For years, Zarina Bibi was at a loss to help the handful of women who came to her every day with unwanted pregnancies. The 50-year-old Senior Nurse Midwife at Tehsil Headquarter Hospital could do little more than sympathize
Seattle, Washington—Jhpiego’s three low-cost, innovative global health projects designed to help save the lives of women and newborns won top awards this weekend at the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development competition. The trio of award-winning projects