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By Rotary International From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the 11th-largest city on earth. Nearly a third of its 15 million residents live in trash-strewn slums, subsisting on less than $2 a day. Women have it worst: Second-class citizens, often married off in their midteens, many struggle to raise children in conditions most Westerners would find medieval. A recent study found that “65 percent of slum women share one toilet with more than seven families.”
Into this “difficulty” steps Hashrat Ara. “Difficulty” is her understatement of the challenges a physician faces in… …read more


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