World Vision Bangladesh and The Daily Star jointly present to you "Hidden Hero" - a video series where we portray real stories of ordinary people with extraordinary impact during this global pandemic.
In the Fourth Episode, we look into the life of Mun Ema Banu, who is working as a Community Health Care Provider (CHCP) in Vogotgazi community clinic from Thakuroan District. During the lockdown period when ensuring health services became very challenging at hospitals, she successfully delivered seven mothers at night call. "The Management of the Community Clinic limited the general and emergency service hours up to 4 hours due to the pandemic", she says. "But I never relieved myself from the duty until all the mother and children were properly served."
As part of her daily routine, Ema is conducting sessions on Corona Virus awareness and at the same time counseling, distributing medicine, MNP, ANC/PNC check-up, updating record books, and cleaning equipment. She immensely credits her diligence and dedication to the ENRICH Project of World Vision Bangladesh that has trained her to be an accountable, sincere worker and an effective user of resources. World Vision Bangladesh has been providing support throughout the pandemic; and Ema believes that she can turn the Community Clinic into a Mini Hospital with their help one day.
Ema Banu sets an example of taking ownership of one's responsibility and serving her patients despite all the challenges. To us, she is the true embodiment of a Hidden Hero - an ordinary person who has risen to make an extraordinary contribution, empowered by the proven experience of World Vision.