What began for eleven years ago as emergency aid for the victims of Cyclone Sidr, has become not only a well-established medical project, but has now matured to a large grid: since September of last year we support in addition to the three State five hospitals operated by local non-governmental organizations. In the outskirts of the country facilities mainly treat women and children to the so-called ultra poors belong, so live below the poverty line.
In addition to the renovation works and the support in hospital management, the hospitals receive medicines, consumable materials and technical equipment from us. Our special control system guarantees that the aid will benefit the poorest of the poor. The results of this community involvement after approximately eight months consistently positive: while the numbers of patients before our support from approximately 150 to 250 monthly moving, these hospitals treat 1,000 to 1,200 now each Patients in the month.
One of the five best hospitals
Also from a State Hospital, which supports Cap Anamur, there’s good news. Hospital is the Shanti Shyamnagar now among the five best hospitals in the country as a whole. Cap Anamur has been supplying this facility for about three and a half years with medical equipment and instruments. In addition, we provide all necessary medication and secure the supply of the destitute sick and injured people from that region in the North of the country. Also in this facility women and children make up the largest proportion of patients with 80 percent.
-> In Bangladesh we provide monthly between 9,000 to 11,000 patients.
Medicine in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is among the poorest countries in the world. For nearly seven million children hard work is part of everyday life, because they have to contribute to the survival of the family. Because most of the people have no access to education, is lacking in many areas to qualified personnel. This is noticeable in particular in the medical care.
Most people in rural areas don’t even have access to basic services. Many hospitals are in disrepair and lacking in essential medicines. One consequence is the low life expectancy of 65.7 years on average. Another high infant mortality – 48 of 1,000 children die before their fifth year of life.