Provide medicine & health services in Bangladesh

by MAAWS For Global Welfare, Inc.
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In April, GlobalGiving Field Intern Neha Tummala visited MAAWS' project site in the village of Earpur in Senbagh, Noakhali, Bangladesh. She visited our Health Complex, Sewing Project and water projects. She met with families that are beneficiaries of the water projects and the MAAWS Health Complex doctors.

She says: “My favourite part was interacting with the families who I met, as well as meeting your doctors! Both the doctors that I met were truly inspirational as they travel so far to come to Noakhali to serve the community. Beyond medical care, your doctors and staff are not afraid to have tough conversations on topics such as prevention, awareness work, religion and many more things. I learned a lot and I am really glad that I was able to come to visit the project.”

We were so glad to have you Neha!

In this past quarter, we saw 491 patients! We still need a lot of support for this project, so please in this time of giving think of the 30,000 people in the Senbagh/Begumganj area of Noakhali, Bangladesh that do not have access to basic health care. You can check out our project and donate at www.tinyurl.com/gghealthcomplex

We cannot thank you enough for your faith in us and believing in our mission. Together we can all work to provide people with the opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty.

 

Best,

Juhi

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Baby feeling the vaccine pinch
Baby feeling the vaccine pinch

Happy Holidays!

As this year is winding down and coming to a close, here is an update before you unplug for the holiday season. December has been a busy month for the MAAWS Health Complex. We held two vaccines programs. On December 15, we had a vaccine program for children and young adults treating 199 patients. On December 21, we held a polio vaccine program treating 189 people.

We have many other exciting projects out in the horizon. We opened the MAAWS Health Complex and have seen over 2,400 patients in the past year. We still need a lot of support for this project, so please in this time of giving think of the 30,000 people in the Senbagh/Begumganj area of Noakhali, Bangladesh that do not have access to basic health care. You can check out our project and donate at www.tinyurl.com/gghealthcomplex

We cannot thank you enough for your faith in us and believing in our mission. Together we can all work to provide people with the opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty.

 

Best,

Juhi

Patient explaining ailment to Doctor
Patient explaining ailment to Doctor
Child receiving mircronutrient supplement
Child receiving mircronutrient supplement

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Hi,

Here's an update on our project so far. At the end of June, we celebrated our 1 year anniversary. To date, we have had over 2,400 visits to the MAAWS Health ComplexOver 83% of our patients are women and children. We have seen an increase in female patients requesting specialty services because MAAWS is one the few facilities in the area to have a gynecologist on staff. 

In our first year, we have been able to institute a monthly children's immunization program and Vitamin A campaign. We also hosted an eye treatment camp in partnership with Bangladesh Jatio Andha Kalyan Somity (BJAKS) Hospital in Comilla at the MAAWS Health Complex. We had 300 villagers in attendance and 196 of them were treated for eye-related issues. 20 patients were found to be in need of surgery, 48 patients received prescriptions for glasses while the rest of the patients received general treatment. Those 20 patients were transported to BJAKS to recieve further surgery and treatment. We have also started a montly children's hygience education campaign teaching the basics such as hand-washing a intervention against illness. 

Currently, we are working on obtaining and implementing an medical records software in order to have better patient records. We have also recieved a new sonograph machine from a generous organization. Starting next month, we'll be able to provide more targeted treatments and interventions for expecting mothers.

We cannot thank you enough for your faith in us and believing in our mission. I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success. Together we can all work to provide people with the opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty.

Please tell your friends and family about our project by sharing the link on your blogs or social networks.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

Best,

Juhi

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Parents in the waiting area for Vitamin A campaign
Parents in the waiting area for Vitamin A campaign

Hi!

 

We've been up to a lot of things in 2013. We were officially approved by the Bangladesh Civil Surgeon to administer immunizations in our ward.  

In March, we gave 100 children Vitamin A supplements as part of the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign.
Vitamin A capsules will help eliminate blindness among children by improving their eyesight as well as enhance children's growth and immune system. We also held eye treatment camp in partnership with Bangladesh Jatio Andha Kalyan Somity (BJAKS) Hospital in Comilla at the MAAWS Health Complex. We had 300 villagers in attendance and 196 of them were treated for eye-related issues. 20 patients were found to be in need of surgery, 48 patients received prescriptions for glasses while the rest of the patients received general treatment. 

 

We cannot thank you enough for your faith in us and believing in our mission. I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success. Together we can all work to provide people with the opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty.

Please tell your friends and family about our project by sharing the link on your blogs or social networks.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

Best,

Juhi

 


Child receiving Vitamin A Supplement
Child receiving Vitamin A Supplement
A Doctor from BJAKS examining an elderly patient
A Doctor from BJAKS examining an elderly patient
Immunization Campaign
Immunization Campaign

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Dr. Mizanur Rehman treating an infant.
Dr. Mizanur Rehman treating an infant.

Hi Everyone,

I hope all of you are slowly winding down and getting to spend some time with your loved ones this holiday season. Before we all tune out for the New Year, I wanted to provide you with some updates of the MAAWS Health Complex.  
Since opening in June, we have seen over 600 patients to date. Over 83% of our patients are women and children. At present, we are providing primary care to our patients but with the latest addition of Dr. Dilruba Akther we have seen an increase in female patients requesting her specialty services. MAAWS is one the few facilities in the area to provide a gynecologist.

In October, we opened up a Pathology Department and hosted a free blood grouping session and a free workshop taught by Shomin, a lab technician supervisor from Chittagong Diabetic Hospital, about erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Three of our students sat and passed the certification exam. 

In such a short time we have been able to accomplish much and this is without a doubt because of your support. We cannot thank you enough for your faith in us and believing in our mission. I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success. Together we can all work to provide people with the opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty.

Please tell your friends and family about our project by sharing the link on your blogs or social networks.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

Best,

Juhi

Pathology Workshop hosted in October
Pathology Workshop hosted in October
Dr. Dilrupa Akther checking a patient.
Dr. Dilrupa Akther checking a patient.

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MAAWS For Global Welfare, Inc.

Location: Newburgh, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.maaws.org
Project Leader:
Golam Mawla
Newburgh, NY United States

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