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Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh

by Acid Survivors Foundation
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh
Hospital Care for 350 Acid Victims in Bangladesh

Summary

Acid Survivors Foundation's Hospital, Bangladesh, provides reconstructive surgeries and related patient services 100% free of cost to victims of acid and other burn violence. Services for the hospital's yearly 350 patients include the full spectrum of care, (e.g. psychological, medicines, nutrition, logistics, ambulance, etc.), who are majority female and children and from lower socio-economic statuses.

$50,000
total goal
$43,087
remaining
45
donors
1
monthly donor
4
fundraisers
27
days

Challenge

Acid violence targets both men and women in Bangladesh. Incident rates have declined but still continues, with 69% of victims being female and from lower socio-economic statuses; 99% of perpetrators are still men. Affordability for these victims is a real access issue. The required clinical care involves multiple reconstructive surgeries and follow-up treatments. If a patient does not receive this care, they are left with life-long deformities and disabilities (physical and emotional).

Solution

Funding of the ASF Hospital will ensure survivors' increased accessibility to, and availability of, the inclusive and integrated free hospital services. This includes (but not limited to): Conservative/Clinical treatment; Plastic and reconstructive surgery; Physiotherapy; and Psychotherapy care.

Long-Term Impact

The hospital's treatment will enable the 350 survivors' good health, emotional stability and increased confidence so that they may positively re-integrate back into their families and communities. Thus, this will ensure survivors and their families overall chance to live a life of dignity through a self-dependent and productive means.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.acidsurvivors.org
ASF Website
"Crime of Passion" (Mauro de Bettio)

Organization Information

Acid Survivors Foundation

Location: Dhaka - Bangladesh
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @BD_ASF
Project Leader:
Tania Hassan
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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