Success Stories

Rays of the Hope

After the flood in District Rajanpur, small village named Basheer Ahmad was visited on April 9th 2011 through One Room Shelter (ORS) project by the field team of Association for Gemder Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE) as implementing partner of IOM for selection of beneficiaries through full community participation. A village council comprising over 15 members was formed in this small village and unanimously elected a focal point by the Village Council members who is responsible to withdrawal of the money from bank and provide to beneficiaries for construction of One Room Shelter (ORS). This village council provided the listRead More

Attaining the Impossible

The story is about the village Zubairabad where women, especially pregnant women, habitually eat mountain sand (in local language it is called "Mate") which is also commonly used for washing hair and as a mud mask or facial in rural areas of south Punjab.  Nabbi Bakhsh is the only shop keeper in the village who sells mountain sand. He told the AGAHE team that he sells approximately 240 to 300 kg sand per month and that he wants village people to give up this habit. He does not care about business, only about village people's health. He was worried about hisRead More

Awareness of AGAHE

"Aaghosh" Health Project Dera Ghazi KhanThe maternal mortality rate of 276 per 100,000 live births is higher than other neighboring South Asian countries. Very high fertility rates, a high unmet need for family planning and very low rates of skilled birth attendance are some of the fundamental underlying causes for the poor health of women and children in Pakistan. There are numerous additional factors affecting this situation, including political instability, poor awareness in the community, rising religious conservatism and militancy, a vastly under-resourced public social sector, and a poorly functioning public sector health service delivery system at the district level.Read More

Awareness Raising through Health Sessions

Shahal Wala is the village of union council Khakhi where people are very rigid and having non serious attitude about the women health. In this area people were not willing for TT vaccination. Mr. Ghulam Sarwar landlord of the Shahal wala says "Vaccination is actual family planning activity and behind vaccination government is doing family planning and population control" Similarly mostly people have same thinking about the vaccination. According to the BHU Khakhi Vaccinator Langar Khan that Shahal Wala is tough area for me and people do not want vaccinate to their women.These circumstances were very alarming for AGAHE teamRead More