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Posted by: Every Mother Counts   |   4/20/2011   |  

Eliamulika Noeli-BRAC community health volunteer-Tanzania



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Eliamulika Noeli is one of BRAC's community health volunteers in Tengeru, Tanzania. Every month, she visits between 150 and 200 households - reaching up to 1,000 people.
She keeps tabs on all the families she visits, paying special attention to women who are pregnant or new mothers. She provides prenatal care and refers pregnant women to give birth in local hospitals, where they have less of a chance of dying from complications during childbirth. She also provides antenatal care and ensures that all children under five in the households she visits are properly vaccinated.
In addition to providing life-saving information to the women and their families in her community, Noeli and the 74,000 other community health volunteers supplement their income by selling health related products - like soap, contraceptives, and oral rehydration salts - that BRAC provides them with. Here you can see Noeli selling de-worming medication, one of her best sellers, to her microfinance group members.
Story from BRAC.