Haridashi Woman and Child Care and Nutrition Center

A project to provide health and nutrition services to children and mothers

Rural women and children are the most neglected group of people in Bangladesh. Due to lack of health consciousness and easy access to medical care, expecting mothers don’t get proper nutrition and health care during pregnancy. This deteriorates infant mortality and maternal mortality rates. Taking this into account, this project aims at –

  • Improving infant mortality and maternal mortality rate.
  • Providing basic health care services to children and expecting mothers.
  • Educating the community with health and nutrition necessities to prevent diseases like AIDS, STD and HIV.
  • Providing nutritious food to selected group of children and expecting mothers.

 

A field report by SpaandanB

Gokorno, just another village of Bangladesh. Not far from the meddling crowd of Dhaka city, yet lush with green and laced with calm and quietness. Breaking the silence, when our shallow-engine-driven boat approached the village, a group of joyous boys and girls greeted us as if we knew each other for so long!

Details

The following services are provided through this project-

  • A registered MBBS doctor provides weekly service at the clinic and sees local patients, especially expecting mothers and children. The service recipients are brought under a monthly membership program in exchange of a small token fee.
  • A nutritionist provides nutrition and maternity knowledge to the community.
  • Group of under-nourished children are provided with free milk and nutritious meal.
  • Group of expecting mothers are provided with nutritious meal for free.

In 2008, SpaandanB implemented a pathological laboratory in Gokorno village. This provides basic diagnostic clinical services to villagers at reduced price. This service is saving a lot of money and time of the villagers who would otherwise needed to travel far to get similar services.

Project News

Project gallery

Share on facebook
Share
Share on twitter
Tweet
Share on pinterest
Pin

Summary

Running since 2005, this project has been providing healthcare and nutrition support to expecting mothers and children.

Project Location

or
click below for other options

SpaandanB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All U.S. donations are tax deductible and qualifies for company matching in most cases.