The women and families of Chitral, Pakistan, have a champion in Lady Health Worker Deedar Nawaz. While working as a public health officer for a Jhpiego-supported maternal health project, Deedar helped establish an effective delivery and referral system for pregnant women in her remote
Islamabad, Pakistan -- For young women in Pakistan’s rural areas, a career in nursing can be a start on a path to empowerment, as well as to a life spent meeting their community’s health care needs. Through Jhpiego’s partnership with the Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)
When Shenaz Begum’s cousin Shaheen gave birth at home, she was surrounded by family. But when complications developed, no one could save the new mother. The placenta became stuck and she began bleeding heavily. She died three hours later, leaving her newborn daughter an orphan.