Welcome! to HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh
Founded in 1999, HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh aims to provide health services to needy people in Bangladesh, particularly the women and children in rural areas. Over 90% of rural women give birth at home with no trained medical personnel present. As a result, three women die every hour due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. 48.6% of Bangladesh’s children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished. Millions of children and women are suffering from preventable conditions. HOPE works tirelessly to serve those who otherwise could not afford healthcare. HOPE is working towards the following important United Nations Millennium Development Goals:
- Reduce Child Mortality, Improve Maternal Health
- Combat HIV/Aids
- Malaria and other Diseases
- Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
- Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger.
Through HOPE Hospital and our HOPE Medical Centers, we are reaching over 30,000 women and children a year. Please join us and support our work. In addition to maternal, child and primary health care, HOPE Foundation also provides specialized care through our international partners in the following health areas:
- World-Renowned Fistula Surgeon, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith returned to HOPE and hosted an obstetric fistula repair camp from April 12-24, 2014 along with fistula nurse Jacquie Smith. They helped train our staff and worked with our fistula surgeon to complete 29 surgeries.
- HOPE conducted a cleft lip/repair camp on February 26-27, 2014 with Professor B.K. Das, Smile train surgeon, whereby he completed 18 surgeries.
- Dr. Ron Patrick from Tampa, FL held a dermatology clinic from April 6-8, 2014. Dr. Patrick saw over 200 patients in just three days.
- HOPE is now partnering with North South University of Dhaka, the largest private university in Bangladesh, in collaboration with their Public Health department, in implementing guided projects and research through student rotations.
- Dr. Arif Ahmed of University of Minnesota-Kansas City visited HOPE Hospital on March 23rd in relation to a new training initiative.