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Key Facts Health
Life expectancy: 73 years (women), 71 years (men)
Infant mortality per 1,000 births: 31
Doctors per 1,000 inhabitants: 0,4
Cap Anamur has been active in Bangladesh since 2008.
Situation in the Country
Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. Large parts of the population are excluded from the educational and health system. Mainly women are affected because their impact on socio-political life is marginal. Many of them cannot read or write and depend economically on their husband. Due to unaffordable prices for food, the so-called ultra poor suffer from undernourishment and malnutrition. This increases their vulnerability to diseases. An appropriate healt hcare is way out of their financial possibilities. Thus, treatable diseases are not dealt with and can be mortal in the end. Childbirth also holds an enormous risk potential because of missing money, if it is not supported by professionals but by amateurs in residential huts.
After fights between the Muslim minority, the Rohingya, and the governmental army restarted at the end of August, Bangladesh is the refuge for more than 100,000 Rohingya. The Rohingya are considered one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
Provision of a free medical basic provision for the poorest inhabitants of the country, especially for strongly disadvantaged women and children.
We concluded cooperation contracts with three public and five non-governmental health institutions throughout the country. The deals determine that the institutions treat destitute patients for free and thus open the health system for the country’s poorest people. In return, we provide the institutions with all necessary medical drugs, supplies, instruments and technical devices. Especially for strongly disadvantaged women, this offers a rare chance for adequate medical care, on which they rely particularly during pregnancy.
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