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By Maha Malik, Save the Children Pakistan
"Traveling to Hyderabad and meeting some of the best Lady Health Workers of the province opened my eyes to a new reality. We, the celebrities, do not represent the masses. These women are the true face of our country, saving the lives of mothers and children on a daily basis, and they should be brought forward", said Farah Sadia, EVERY ONE Campaign Ambassador, at the launch of the State of the World’s Mothers report 2013.
By Meena Gabeena, Save the Children Pakistan
“I am delighted that in 15 years of my service as a Lady Health Worker, I am finally being acknowledged for my hard work.” These words were spoken by Zahida Patta, from Sanghar, after receiving the best Lady Health Worker Award in Sindh, Pakistan.
Not many of us are aware of the strenuous efforts of over 100,000 women who have been trained as Lady Health Workers to provide community health services in rural areas. I was also one of those who were oblivious to the endeavours of these brilliant women.
By Dr. Ishtiaq Mannan, Chief of Party, MCHIP
Dr. Arefin Amal Islam, Deputy Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children Bangladesh
Newborn is probably a complicated time for a baby and its parents. Lack of knowledge in caring for newborns properly may be an important factor behind the largest share of child death in Bangladesh by newborn which is during the first 28 days of life.
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