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The Gulf

Bashaier Saleh Ali, 20-year old, Bashaier works as a health worker since April 2018 in “Bani Zayed” village in “Manakhah” district, Sana’a governorate.
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Ammar in the arms of his father.
Nujoud discussing with Ammar’s mother on how to take care of her son.
The community health worker Nujoud, while educating Ammar’s parents on basic health care best practices.
Mohammed, one of Nujoud’s patients, during a household visit.
"I feel happy because I am providing services to others. Even if it requires me to cover the costs from my own savings, I will keep doing so. I am not just a health worker, I am a community health worker - and this makes a big difference, because my role is to improve my community’s living conditions," says Nujoud.
Nujoud arrives at Ammar’s house to examine and treat the little boy.
Nujoud, during a raising awareness session on health and hygiene practices with the villagers.

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