Backlash Over New Mobile Health Initiative Exposes Digital Gender Divide in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan — The day in November 2020 that Shaista Bhatti, a 45-year-old Lady Health Worker (LHW) in Pakistan, fell ill, she had visited her younger sister, Shazia, who insisted on taking her to see a doctor. “She and her colleagues have been under pressure unlike before,” said Ms. Shaista.

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