CHAT's Family Planning & Environmental Initiative

 
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Jan 25, 2012

An Intimate Glimpse of On-The-Ground Work

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Hello to all of our donors,

About a month ago, I was browsing the magazine section at the airport newsstand and was stopped by the front-page image of the Washington Post with headlines, “In Pakistan, family planning a hard sell.”

I was surprised to see an article of this nature on the front-page. It seems the birth of the world’s 7 billionth citizen, which I wrote to you about this past fall, has spurred interest on the particular topic.

It was an interesting and, at times, inspiring read for us at the clinic, inspiring because of the many similar goals, obstacles, and methods of employment that exist between community based health workers in Pakistan and our team on the ground in Kenya. It is often a comfort to know others are working alongside of you, albeit at a great distance, trying to accomplish the same goal. 

Both the public and private sectors of Pakistan are putting greater emphasis on family planning in order to curb the countries increasing population, prevent deaths during child-birth and to better lives for those who are born.  The principal means in which to achieve these goals is through the use of community based health workers.  “You have to do this community by community,” states one of the community workers on the ground in Pakistan.

I will attach a link to the article for those of you who are interested in the read.

I have also attached a video on the clinic, which I hope will give you an intimate glimpse into the work being done on the ground in Kenya. The woman featured is one of our dynamic community based health workers who devotes the majority of her time to mobilizing community members and educating individuals on what family planning actually means and how it can be of help to them and their children. 

 

We will be in touch in a few months. 

Lots of thanks, as always, 

The Team at CHAT

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Diana Hague

Nanyuki, Kenya

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