Women are often excluded from medical care

Cap Anamur provides free treatment for very poor women, especially during pregnancy

Bangladesh has a very high maternal mortality rate during childbirth – more than 30,000 women die each year. This is attributed to the relatively poor health care of women and young girls.

Girls are already neglected in their childhood when it comes to food or education. This is because traditionally girls and women have a low status in society.  Bangladesh also has one of the highest rates of child marriages in the world. It is estimated that in poor families almost every fifth girl is married off before she is 15 years old. Therefore, these girls usually become mothers for the first time at a very early age. These early pregnancies and the poor medical care since childhood often lead to complications for the expectant mothers.

Therefore, Cap Anamur has been promoting medical care for 14 years, especially for the very poor women in Bangladesh. We cooperate with health facilities so that they can offer free treatment. This enables us to provide antenatal consultations and prenatal treatments that can prevent complications at an early stage of pregnancy.

 

In the period from January 2021 to July 2021, 113,182 patients received medical care in our cooperating hospitals.

Of these, 55,940 were women and 20,315 were children. This means that over 1/3 of all patients are women.

You too can help to improve medical care for women in Bangladesh.