9 in 10 women in southern Bangladesh give birth at home, without any access to trained medical help. If something goes wrong during labor, a woman is at critical risk for developing a serious injury, or death.
Injuries like these are preventable, but the health situation in Bangladesh is dire, with a ratio of only 3 doctors and 1 nurse available for every 10,000 people. Compounding this problem, 1 in 4 Bangladeshis live below the poverty line, and 70 percent of this population resides in rural areas. Many cannot afford health care, let alone transportation to reach it.
HOPE mission is to provide essential, life-saving care to the community of Cox’s Bazar, through HOPE Hospital and our satellite clinics and facilities throughout the region. While we provide care to anyone in need, we focus primarily on the most vulnerable: poor women and children.
Safe Pregnancy Care
In fulfilling its mission of having a healthy community, HOPE focuses its attention on providing women and children the necessary routine and preventative care for a safe delivery and post delivery. HOPE believes that healthy mothers deliver healthy babies.
We provide antenatal care, deliveries for at-risk patients, including emergency C-sections, and post-natal care (PNC) every year for 1,500 women.
Funding allows us to provide these important services, FREE of costs.
Thank you for making our work possible