Community Development & Health Care Center (CDHC)

CDHC provides its best efforts in bringing the poor and vulnerable's life/living conditions at a dignified level in the family and society through their capacity building, optimum use of their own and available resources, participation in development activities, making them aware about natural disaster preparedness and rehabilitation, and fulfilments of their legitimate rights.

Community Development & Health Care Center (CDHC)
306/B, Godown Road, Galachipa, district: Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Appartment # B5, 3/7, Block-D, Lalmatia, Dhaka
Dhaka, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
+88 02 9101080

Board of Directors

Zahirul Islam, ED null, Romesh Shil, PC null, Uttom Nandi, Manager-IGA null, Akkur Bhyian, Manager-School null, Kamrun Luna, Manager-Finance null

Mission

CDHC provides its best efforts in bringing the poor and vulnerable's life/living conditions at a dignified level in the family and society through their capacity building, optimum use of their own and available resources, participation in development activities, making them aware about natural disaster preparedness and rehabilitation, and fulfilments of their legitimate rights.

Programs

Our Program Focus: Poverty Alleviation Women Empowerment Health and Nutrition Climate Change and Disaster preparedness, mitigation & response Education and child development Water & sanitation Main Activities of CDHC: Current Program are being managed & admin-ed by CDHC: a) Micro-credit Program: CDHC has been implementing Income Generating Activities (IGA) through its micro-credit program since 1999. Through a long selection process, in 2003, it has been qualified as the first and only partner of Polly Karma Syahak Foundation (PKSF). Since then it has been receiving both financial and technical supports from FKSF to expand the micro credit program in Patuakhali district. So far, it successfully engages about 2199 poor women/men members through 106 groups for income generating activities. Most of them are engaged in different income generating activities that include fishing, diary business, goat rearing, chicken/dug firms, rice husking, small shops at village market etc. b) Non Formal Primary Education (NFPE) program: CDHC runs 10 number of NFPE schools in five different unions of Galachipa Upazila. It provides high quality education and early childhood stimulation to about 300 poor and drop/left out children through 10 schools. Of them about 80% children are female. The program is being supported by ESP program of BRAC. Total 10 teacher and one supervisor are working for school program. c) Health and Nutrition Programs: CDHC has been implementing integrated and community based health insurance program focusing on maternal and child health program. With the support from Dhaka Community Hospital and Ad-din Hospital, two paramedics and one midwife received long training. The program is locally supported by a full time graduate medical doctor. CDHC regularly organizes specialist health camp with the support from Dhaka Community Hospital. d) Water and Sanitation program: To address the huge needs of the local community, CDHC has been implementing sanitation program since 2000 by its own resources. The activities primarily focused on hygiene education and production and distribution of ring slabs among the target population. Three micro-credit member of CDHC was trained and engaged to prepare ring slabs. The micro-credit staff members are given target to sell among the group members. CDHC used relevant hygiene promotion and communication materials that were collected from different sources like CARE Bangladesh, NGO forum. e) Promote rights of the poor peoples of the char island in establishing their rights to water body and khas land: CDHC has been working in char Montaz since 2007 organize poor peoples, assess impact of Gher, build their capacity and mobilize supports from Government and other development partners through linking these poor groups in realizing their right to water body.

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