Tribute to ‘compassionate and generous’ community health worker

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Regional community health worker for Auckland DHB Hashem Slaimankhel, is described by close colleagues as ‘the most compassionate and generous person you could meet’. He gave his time generously and worked tirelessly for the communities he cared about.

We sadly lost our colleague Hashem in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan during the weekend.                                                 

Hashem worked for Auckland DHB as a regional community health worker, serving refugees and new migrants, since the service first started in 2002. 

He was visiting family in Afghanistan and was due to return to work today.

Our sincere condolences go out to Hashem’s family, friends and his colleagues both inside and outside the organisation.  

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