Dr. Wyatt vists a Health House near District Jhelum in Pakistan, April 15, 2011. [State Dept.]

About the Author: Alberto Rodriguez serves as Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, the wife of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, met with participants in the Lady Health Workers program at a health house in Jhelum, Pakistan on April 15, 2011. She highlighted how Americans are working with Pakistanis to save lives and improve health in poor communities.

The Lady Health Workers are receiving training through the Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH) project from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This four-year, $48 million program works in 15 districts in Pakistan to remove barriers to and increase information about birth spacing.

Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Wyatt said, “Evidence shows that when a woman plans her births, she has healthier children. The U.S.… more »