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Blog Contributor Nina Kanakarajavelu

Nina Kanakarajavelu was formerly a program manager in Chemonics’ Global Health Division.

by Nina Kanakarajavelu

Critical Role of Female Community Health Workers Warrants Recognition

When the government of Bangladesh, a country with high rates of maternal mortality, invested in midwifery training programs in 2015, many of the newly minted midwives from the first cohort headed to Cox’s Bazar to provide services to thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing deadly violence in Myanmar. Though female community health workers (FCHWs) operate in…