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Friendship

The non-governmental, social purpose organization brings free health care to remote, underserved regions of Bangladesh via a network of floating hospitals, satellite clinics, and a land-based hospital. 

 

Improving Health Care and Education in Bangladesh

Friendship

Social entrepreneur Runa Khan founded Friendship in 2002 to provide aid to the under-resourced residents of remote communities in Bangladesh. By turning river barges into medical ships, Khan transformed how mobile health care could be executed in remote areas. The Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital was able to gain access to an area isolated by the nation's natural barriers — namely, the shifting river islands of the north and the coastal deltas of the Bay of Bengal. Fully equipped and staffed with volunteer medical and dental professionals, the floating hospital provides services including x-rays, surgery, primary care visits. 

Today, Friendship operates two hospital ships, health camps and clinics, and the land-based Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar in the water-logged southern region of Bangladesh. In two decades, Friendship Bangladesh has grown to launch initiatives outside the healthcare sphere, including programs focusing on education, disaster management, infrastructure development, good governance, sustainable economic development and cultural preservation.

GRoW Support

2022

General Operating Support

2021

General Operating Support

2019

Project - Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar

2018

Project - Lifebuoy Hospital

Project - Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar

2017

Project - Lifebuoy Hospital

Project - Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar

2016

Project - Lifebuoy Hospital

2015

Project - Lifebuoy Hospital

2014

Project - Lifebuoy Hospital

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