From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Nominee: A.M.M.Samsad, CEO
I am nominating myself because since 2000, I have been working for the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. I am playing my role in many ways to reduce mortality and enrich and protect mothers’ health in Bangladesh. I am providing training on the issues to the community trainers who would ultimately ensure mothers’ health and promote breastfeeding in the community.
Also, I encourage local organizations elsewhere in Bangladesh to include MCH [Maternal and Child Health] programmes in their activities. I have formed a network in Bangladesh to support mothers(pregnant and postnatal). I have formed 74 MSGs (Mother Support Group) in Bangladesh for ensuring safe delivery and infant and young Child Feeding. I am relentlessly working along individuals and CBOs [Confederation of Bangladesh Organisations] to promote women’s rights in terms nutrition and good health.