Yasmin is an X-ray technician at the medical centre in Booni, Pakistan. She traveled more than 1,000 km south to Karachi, to train in computer radiography.
Her medical centre also received new X-ray equipment, which provides faster and more accurate results. With her new skills and equipment, Yasmin can see – and help diagnose – more patients in a day.
Getting the diagnosis right saves time, resources, and lives.
Yasmin’s colleagues in other departments, like surgery and obstetrics, also completed training and received upgraded equipment.
More than 5,685 professionals like Yasmin and her colleagues were trained to improve their skills, from basic health care to specialised procedures.
Thanks to the "1 million lives unlocked" programme, healthcare professionals at all levels now have the tools they need to do their job: save lives. This is a result of training opportunities and improvements to health facilities. But patients and their families also need to know what services are available and what they can do to improve their own health.
Each year, an average of 248,000 people have benefited from local health awareness campaigns and better medical services. Vulnerable populations – especially women and girls – in Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, and Tajikistan have a chance to live to their full potential.