Since the earthquake Islamic Relief has been conducting health and hygiene sessions in villages throughout Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
The sessions aim to promote good personal and environmental hygiene in order to protect health and prevent the spread of disease.
Tabassum is one of Islamic Relief’s Community Health Workers. She delivers health and hygiene training to communities in Neelum Valley and provides basic health care to around 1,000 people in her area.
Tabassum’s work means people no longer have to travel on foot for many hours to get treatment for simple ailments. She is trained to examine patients, diagnose and treat basic illnesses and dispense medication.
If she suspects her patient has a serious health condition Tabassum refers them to hospital for treatment, potentially saving lives.