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

Farida- BRAC Community Health Worker -Afganistan



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"I first met Taman when I was a new Community Health Worker and he was only 15 months old. He had pneumonia. A mullah told his mother he would recover, so she refused my advice to take him to the hospital. He was much worse when I visited the second time. This time I convinced his mother, and doctors at the hospital saved Taman's life," Farida says.
"From then on people in the village followed my advice," she says.
Farida has been a BRAC Community Health Worker in the city of Balkh, Afghanistan for four years. She refers patients to a BRAC managed District Hospital.
Story from BRAC.