© 1993 Center for Communication Programs, Courtesy of Photoshare
Date taken: 
December 31, 1993
Known Person: 
Ateega Odo


Sajida, a loving mother, feeds her infant from a bottle as other children look on in "Nijaat" ("Deliverance"), a television drama in Pakistan with an emphasis is on family planning and community health reforms.


"Nijaat" ("Deliverance") is a thirteen-episode television drama which follows three families: Zareena, a health worker, and her family; Sajida and Hazoor, who have so many children that Sajida has very poor health; and Mr. Assad, a local government worker, and his wife. The drama follows their hopes and frustrations as they strive for a better future while trying not to sacrifice the past. Emphasis is on family planning and community health reforms. Produced by Pakistan Television Corporation.

History of Use

Organization Media Type Title
Population Council Powerpoint Presentation International Maternal Health, March 2002
Sierra Club Website www.sierraclub.org ,Population Reports , February 2002
University of California San Francisco, Center for HIV Information Website http://chi.ucsf.edu ,May 2003
Options Consultance Services Website http://www.options.co.uk/index.htm ,Safer Motherhood, June 2004
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Powerpoint Presentation CEDPA, Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health, November 2004
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs Website Antenatal Care/Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage, September 2005