Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Amir Khan's Purpose Behind Bhutan Visit

“Today, I heard many remarkable stories about how young mothers have been able to deliver healthy babies despite complications and challenges. This says a lot about the importance of having an efficient health care system with trained health workers in place, which ultimately play a crucial role in saving many children’s lives,” Aamir Khan.
He visited Drukgyel Basic Health Unit, which was established in 1998, in Paro. Here, he interacted with young mothers and their children. The Unit provides public health services such as antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, immunization and cervical cancer screening. Their reproductive health and vaccination programmes are supported by UNICEF.
In the picture, Aamir Khan is holding Namgay Zam's (left) newborn baby. On his right is Dechen Pelden, 31, with her daughter, Chimi.


Aamir Khan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador for SouthAsia, explains the purpose behind his visit to Bhutan.

Today, he will meet mothers and children affected by malnutrition in the country and also learn how UNICEF is working to address stunting across the country.

Fact: Despite recent progress, one in five children remains stunted in Bhutan. Why does stunting matter? Learn here: stopstunting.org



UNICEF SOUTH ASIA