Meeting Frontline Health Workers in Delhi

We met them in a perfect spot under a shade tree on a blazing hot morning with temperatures reaching well above 100 degrees even before most headed out for the day. When we arrived at the Okhla community courtyard the ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) and Anganwadi health workers had already patiently waited for us with purses on laps and hands crossed talking quietly amongst themselves. They welcomed us as we sat. The meeting was arranged by Save the Children’s Delhi office that works throughout the city’s various zones providing supplementary health services to help keep women and children alive.

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