World Health Organization
Heroes for health: south-east Asia
Mrs Sanwara Begum
WHO/Rezaul Islam Kallol

Sanwara Begum, 37, works as a family welfare assistant in Kumuli village. She has been working for the health and family welfare sector for 20 years.

"My prime responsibility is family planning. I hand out oral contraceptive pills and condoms to couples who ask for them."

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