Giving babies a fighting chance

39-year-old Dr. Ashraf is a child specialist in Skardu, a city located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan.

Dr. Ashraf spent his childhood in a rural community with few doctors and facilities nearby. He grew up wanting to become a doctor.

“When I returned [to Gilgit-Baltistan] after my studies, there were only three child specialists in Baltistan. Now, there are ten in my department.”

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Meet Dr. Ashraf in Pakistan

This story is part of the Foundations for Health and Empowerment (F4HE) program. F4HE aims to improve the health and wellbeing, and enhance the equitable development and empowerment, of women, girls, their families, and their communities.

Photo credit: Danial Shah / AKFC