This text resource has been adapted from the research paper - Lady Health Workers and Social Change in Pakistan by Ayesha Khan.

This paper explores opportunities that have been made available through the Lady Health Worker Programme. These range from national opportunities with the government of Pakistan, who now see the programme as a vital pillar of support for a troubled primary health care service, to local benefits and opportunities, such as those experienced by women working for the programme and those in rural pakistan who use the services provided by LHWP.

For many women the LHWP has not only improved health but has also been a catalyst for empowerment.

Ayesha Khan works with the Collective for Social Science and Research in Karachi, Pakistan.