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Lady health workers and social change in Pakistan

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Romeo Color What's This?
  Khan, A.
  2011
  Khan, A. Lady health workers and social change in Pakistan. Economic and Political Weekly (2011) XLVI (30) 28-31.
 

  Southern Asia
  Pakistan

Pakistan's Lady Health Workers' programme has trained over 100,000 women to provide community health services in rural areas. Not only has the programme revitalised the primary health care system, it has also helped overcome the gendered division of public and private space that is a major obstacle to women's access to basic services, including education, and employment opportunities. However, there are a number of shortcomings that need government intervention to ensure that it fulfils its aims.