Female volunteer network brings life-saving services to rural Nepal

Health clinic in Nepal

A network of 50,000 women is helping Nepal to make great strides in health care. The Female Community Health Volunteers, or FCHVs as they are known, bring essential health services and medicine to remote areas of the country. They are supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). John Brittain, UNICEF's chief of communications in Nepal, talks about the vital role these women are playing, including in driving down child mortality rates.

Duration: 2’56″

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