Friday, December 7, 2007
Preventative Medicine for Women
DOSTI has loaned a building and surrounding property to 4 doctors in Peshawar who have opened the only Health Care Center for Women in the area.
Launching a whole new frontier on the frontier is Dr. Fawzia, below in the middle, with her two lady health workers. They specialize in preventative medicine and visit 8 houses daily in the surrounding villages. They monitor women's health as well as social problems.
Most births in the area take place at home. These workers go out and find the women and babies and monitor the possibility of medical problems. Mother's blood pressure is checked monthly. Babies are monitored monthly until they are a year old, plus childhood vaccinations are confirmed.
They educate women on their health, including birth control, and issues concerning water and waste.