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Oxfam-trained paramedic Aleya Hossain Alo holds up a birth delivery kit…

“During flood I move around with a medical team and take care of medical issues. I bring medicines from government hospitals like iron, saline, paracetamol, antibiotics. I have a first aid box from [Oxfam’s partner] SDS and distribute delivery kits amongst the local traditional birth attendants, who are also trained by SDS. The delivery kit includes a polythene sheet, a blade and thread to cut the umbilical cord, gauze, gloves and some soap.”

During the flood, Oxfam paramedics work with Oxfam-trained traditional birth attendants to ensure that all the pregnant women give birth safely. The paramedics also promote general health and hygiene awareness in the community.