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45 Community Health Workers have been awarded with Certificates and Equipment

Part of SHOKHI project’s activities, the BWHC provided six month-long training with a view to develop Community Health Worker (CHW) and a number of 45 ‘Change Makers’ have been trained and turned into CHW in 2016. The objective to develop health workers was that they (health workers) could support the community after the phase out of SHOKHI in common health problems usually faced by the urban slum dwellers. Whenever a community member calls a health Worker she could check/acess the health status instantly and could advice them and even could refer them to the nearby best possible low cost service centers for the effective management of that health issue. After successful completion of this training program, an informal “Certificate giving Ceremony” was held at BWHC Office on 22nd December, 2016. Honorable Treasurer of BWHC Executive Committee was present while awarding certificates among the CHWs. It needs to be noted that these CHWs were trained both theoretically and practically under the direct supervision and guidance of SHOKHI project key staff members’ e.g. the Project Manager, Paramedics etc. The training course curriculum was designed and included the below areas:

  1. Common Health Problems;
  2. General health Check-up;
  3. Measuring of Blood Pressure;
  4. ARI and its Management;
  5. Hypo and Hyperthermia, Causes and Management;
  6. Pneumonia and its Management;
  7. Diarrhoea: Danger signs and Management;
  8. ANC & PNC;
  9. Contraceptives: Types, eligibility and importance;
  10. RTI/STI: Sign, Symptoms and Importance of Treatment;
  11. Malnutrition: Measurement and correction;
  12. Roles and Responsibility CHW and authority of interventions.

Each of the Health Workers received 3 months theoretical training and other three months hands on training on the above issues.

 

Equipment handed over:

With a certificate, each of the CHW was given below equipment-

-          Sphygmomanometer i.e. BP Machine

-          Stethoscope

-          Community Health Workers Medical Guide Book

-          Thermometer

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BWHC distributed relief to flood-affected people of Saghata, Gaibandha

BWHC distributed relief to flood-affected people of Saghata, Gaibandha on 24th August 2016. A number of 50 (fifty) flood-affected people particularly, older people (86% older women) got a food package consisting dry-foods, common medicine e.g. medicine for fever, scabies etc. From it's core funds, the BWHC stood beside this flood victims particularly, beside the older women to reduce their sufferings during this flood. Civil Surgeon, Deputy Director (Family Planning) of Gaibandha district along with the Executive Director of BWHC were present while distributing relief.

BWHC appointed it’s new Executive Director

SharifMr. Sharif Mostafa Helal has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition. He is the successor of Dr. Sharifa Begum and joined the BWHC on 10 May 2016. After carrying out special mission of eleven months as ‘Interim Chief Executive’, Dr. Sharifa resumed her previous role with BWHC in General Body effect from 10 May 2016.

 

Mr. Sharif brings to this assignment, over 19 plus years of experiences working in the key areas of development sectors especially, Program Management, Coordination & Communication, M&E and Social Research. Previously, Sharif served the United Nations System in Bangladesh along with several national and international organizations under several capacities and portfolios both in the country and abroad.

 

Mr. Sharif holds an MSS with BSS (Honors) in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka. He is about to complete his PhD from Jahangir Nagar University with the major in Government and Politics. He is author/co-author of numbers of ‘research reports’ and ‘write up’ on his academic and professional career.

New Office location of BWHC

BWHC's office has been shifted to its own building located at Baitul Aman Housing Society, Adabor, Mohammadpur from 02 March 2014. All respected Donor, partners and stakeholders are requested to contact with us at the following address:

Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC)

House No 806, Road No 03

Baitul Aman Housing Society

Adabor, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

Telephone: 880-2-9131681-2

Cell: 880 1753 266 916

Fistula Patients Treatment Recovery and Rehabilitation (FPTRRP) Project

With a broader goal to end “fistula” –a menace to motherhood, The Fistula Patients Training and Rehabilitation Project came into existence on Nov 2006 with the funding support from UNFPA. It is a Partnership Project titled "Fistula Patients Treatment Recovery and Rehabilitation Project ", where Director General (DGHS) is the Project Director, DMCH is the Strategic Partner for treatment, UNFPA is the Partner for Technical & Financial assistance and BWHC is the Implementing Partner for Rehabilitation activities.
The exclusive feature of this project is, this is the only initiative in the country that has strongly focused on the obstetric fistula patients, rehabilitating the cured patients in their community and with a long term vision, developing them as an ambassador to campaign for elimination of the fistula.

Read more: Fistula Patients Treatment Recovery and Rehabilitation (FPTRRP) Project

BWHC Profile 2011

Here is our complete profile. Please click on the link for details..

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Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition (BWHC)
House No 806, Road No 03
Baitul Aman Housing Society
Adabor, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207
Telephone: +880 2 9131681-2
Cell: +880 1753 266 916

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