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Dec 7, 2010

Plans to build a cafeteria

Cox's Bazar Hospital for Women and Children is in need of facilities to feed the staff and patients at the hospital. In Bangladesh, patients usually rely on family coming in daily with each meal since hospitals rarely supply meals. This is a problem in many aspects, the proper diet and nutrition needs may not be taken into account, and also this causes immense burden for the poor patients whose family can scarcely afford to travel 3 times a day into the hospital to deliver food.

With the help of generous local donors, a temporary cafeteria is planned to be built on the hospital grounds. This will help to provide nutritious, appropriate and cheap foods to hospital staff and patients. Poor patients will be given free food from the funds raised by this project.

Nov 11, 2010

Follow our cleft surgery blog

The cleft surgeries in Cox's Bazar have begun this week (8 Nov. 2010). Follow the blog set up by photographer Bruce Byers, an independent photographer who has travelled to Bangladesh to capture the cleft mission.

Sep 7, 2010

Ongoing Screening for Surgery

Health camps continuing twice a month in rural areas of Moheshkhali, Harbang, Ukhia, Khurushkhul. These health camps are focusing on women and children. Children with cleft are being screened for surgery. Ongoing ad campaign to identify children with cleft lip and cleft palate. Newspaper advertisement will take place in October just prior to the surgery date.

Hospital President,and Bangladesh Country Director, Jalal Uddin Shoaib, will be visiting the US in September. In addition to meeting with the Hope USA stakeholders and Board of Directors, he will also be meeting Smile Bangladesh, surgical team who will be conducting the cleft surgeries in November.

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