PPHI Sindh Celebrates International Women's Day

8 March 2021, Hyderabad: PPHI Sindh celebrated International Women's Day to appreciate and acknowledge its female team members, and to showcase their success stories. The main objective of the event was to recognize women's role in making PPHI Sindh a successful model.

International Women's Day is aimed at helping nations eliminate discrimination against women around the world. It also focuses on helping women to gain full and equal participation in development. On 8th March women around the world celebrate International Women's Day to fight against gender inequality.

Mr. Abdul Wahab Soomro, Chief Executive Officer PPHI Sindh, in his opening remarks mentioned, "Today is the day of women. I salute to those hardworking women of PPHI Sindh who are working in the far-flung areas of Sindh. They use their own transport to travel and serve the humanity also. I want to draw the attention on those women who are working in PPHI-Sindh's health center in night shifts and done their job efficiently." Dr. Nighat Shah, Member Board of Directors PPHI Sindh and a renowned gynecologist, was the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Shah said, "Today is a day to celebrate the brave acts of ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their life. This date reminds us that we have the power to change the situations of inequality that surrounds us. In every corner of the society, we have seen that when women are empowered, the society is empowered too." Ms. Sabira Soomro, representative of World Food Program (WFP), said, "I appreciate the hardworking and dedicated women of PPHI-Sindh. I strongly believe that women highlight society's empowerment. I am feeling very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful event and I also appreciate the effort of PPHI-Sindh's management who gives chance to every woman without any gender discrimination." The frontline workers who also spoke at the event were Midwife Humaira from Sukkur, Midwife Bilqees from Shaheed Benazirabad, Midwife Amna Ali from Tando Allah Yar, Midwife Naila from Larkano, Midwife Afsana from Badin, and Dr. Nargis and Nurse Warda from Matiari.

The main aim of the event was to highlight the role of women in providing quality primary health services to the communities through the platform of PPHI health and to celebrate women's contributions to PPHI Sindh, to stand for all women in solidarity and join in one voice.

Inspirational stories of women from 24 districts of Sindh where PPHI Sindh operates that have struggled through their personal or professional lives were showcased at the venue. Some of them also got a chance to share their stories with their colleagues.

PPHI Sindh also distributed certificates of appreciation and giveaways among the women staff members to mark the day.

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