Health

Ear to the Earth

Ear to the Earth

The key to adaptation lies in listening intently to locals and communities at the forefront of the climate crisis by Runa Khan, founder and executive director, Friendship In 2004, I was visiting our hospital ship in the river islands (chars) of the Brahmaputra. This...

The Key to Antifragility

The Key to Antifragility

The Principle behind Friendship’s Response to Emergencies Radi Shafiq, Senior Manager, Friendship In his 2012 book entitled “Antifragile”, the mathematical statistician Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduces the world to the term “Antifragility”, which he defines...

COVID-19 and Climate Change

COVID-19 and Climate Change

by Saleemul Huq, Climate Advisor for Friendship The COVID-19 virus pandemic is still making its way around the world and it will be some time before it is over. Nevertheless, we can draw from it some lessons on how to deal with Climate Change. The problems we are...

Silent Catastrophe

Silent Catastrophe

The terrors the Rohingya people fled are well known to the world. But in their new reality, many continue to suffer from psychosocial conditions. by Maliha Khan Nurun Nahar must return home to her children. Half an hour stolen between feeding her family breakfast and...

Mobile medics

Mobile medics

Friendship medics-aides deliver doorstep healthcare using mobile app by Naushad Ali Husein Shahjahan, 40, is suffering from severe diarrhoea. Given the nearest hospital is a four-hour journey over river and land, Shahjahan’s condition could easily prove fatal without...

Mashkura’s Motherhood

Mashkura’s Motherhood

Mashkura, aged 28, wife of Abdul Hamid a shrimp-farmer, lives in the coastal village of Abadchondipur. She has grown up there, having had a happy, healthy childhood, and got married to a man that she thought would be able to give her a good life. By all rights, the...

MoU Signed Between Friendship and DGHS

MoU Signed Between Friendship and DGHS

A MoU has been signed between Friendship and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to start operation of a comprehensive maternity centre (CMC) at the site of Friendship’s basic clinic 6, at Rohingya Camp 7, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The United Nations High...

Of Cricketing Miracles and Floating Hospitals

Of Cricketing Miracles and Floating Hospitals

The World Cup final this year was nothing short of a miracle. Two teams tied even in the super over, in a game with the highest stakes. It was a game that everyone will remember for a long time to come. Imagine being witness to such a game, as a kid in the Indian...