Community Medic-aides

Empowered and Equal

Empowered and Equal

Runa Khan Empowered women are all around us. If we just look beyond the narrow, domestic role that even today, most societies assign us, we find that every woman has within her, incredible dignity, courage and resilience in the face of adversity. For example, take...

Mobile medics

Mobile medics

Friendship medics-aides deliver doorstep healthcare using mobile app by Naushad Ali Husein Shahjahan, 40, is suffering from severe diarrhoea. Given the nearest hospital is a four-hour journey over river and land, Shahjahan’s condition could easily prove fatal without...

Mashkura’s Motherhood

Mashkura’s Motherhood

Mashkura, aged 28, wife of Abdul Hamid a shrimp-farmer, lives in the coastal village of Abadchondipur. She has grown up there, having had a happy, healthy childhood, and got married to a man that she thought would be able to give her a good life. By all rights, the...