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3 days ago

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“I was worried because I heard this type of surgery takes almost 10 thousand taka which was tough for me to afford as I am not financially well off. I am really grateful to Friendship for their free medical assistance. If my daughter-in-law suffers a uterine prolapse, I will take her to Friendship for the treatment as their quality and approach are really good.” – Yeren, Shakhahati Char

It was very difficult to move and do household work for Yeren (60 years old) after she suffered a severe uterine prolapse. She didn’t go for a surgery early since the cost of the surgery was way beyond her affordability. But her son came to know about Friendship hospital and the facilities available and brought her to Emirates Friendship Hospital. She was diagnosed and went through a surgery by a foreign surgeon free of cost. Now, Yeren is doing a lot better, and free of the health problems that were inhibiting her everyday life.

In Bangladesh, it is estimated that about 16 women per 1 maternal death suffer from various diseases related to pregnancy and childbirth e.g. obstetric fistula, uterine prolapse, anaemia, etc. To combat maternal mortality and various diseases related to pregnancy, Friendship delivers maternal care including antenatal and postpartum care, deploys 16 community skilled birth attendants covering 16,000 households, and provides family planning services.

#everysmilematters #healthymother #womenhealth #maternalhealth #healthywomen #healthcomesfirst #friendshipngo #healthfirst
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“I was worried because I heard this type of surgery takes almost 10 thousand taka which was tough for me to afford as I am not financially well off. I am really grateful to Friendship for their free medical assistance. If my daughter-in-law suffers a uterine prolapse, I will take her to Friendship for the treatment as their quality and approach are really good.” – Yeren, Shakhahati Char 

It was very difficult to move and do household work for Yeren (60 years old) after she suffered a severe uterine prolapse. She didn’t go for a surgery early since the cost of the surgery was way beyond her affordability. But her son came to know about Friendship hospital and the facilities available and brought her to Emirates Friendship Hospital. She was diagnosed and went through a surgery by a foreign surgeon free of cost. Now, Yeren is doing a lot better, and free of the health problems that were inhibiting her everyday life.  

In Bangladesh, it is estimated that about 16 women per 1 maternal death suffer from various diseases related to pregnancy and childbirth e.g. obstetric fistula, uterine prolapse, anaemia, etc. To combat maternal mortality and various diseases related to pregnancy, Friendship delivers maternal care including antenatal and postpartum care, deploys 16 community skilled birth attendants covering 16,000 households, and provides family planning services.  

#everysmilematters #healthymother #womenhealth #maternalhealth #healthywomen #healthcomesfirst #friendshipngo #healthfirst

4 days ago

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“We are giving education to those who have been discriminated... We are not only giving them #education but also hope. Friendship has been working very well from the beginning,” said Bibek Sharma Poudyal, Education Specialist, #UNICEF Cox’s Bazar at the workshop on the operations of 220 Learning Centres funded by UNICEF Bangladesh and built and operated by Friendship. #FriendshipNGO #Bangladesh #everysmilematters #childrights #humanitarian #Myanmar #LearningCenter #children ... See moreSee less

“We are giving education to those who have been discriminated... We are not only giving them #education but also hope. Friendship has been working very well from the beginning,” said Bibek Sharma Poudyal, Education Specialist, #UNICEF Cox’s Bazar at the workshop on the operations of 220 Learning Centres funded by UNICEF Bangladesh and built and operated by Friendship. #FriendshipNGO #Bangladesh #everysmilematters #childrights #humanitarian #Myanmar #LearningCenter #children

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6 days ago

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Shyamnagar, Satkhira. Four kilometers from the Indian border, and just as near to the world’s largest mangrove forest. In other words, a distant frontier in the cyclone-swept coastal regions of Bangladesh. But now this remote area has one of the country’s most beautiful hospitals, equipped with 72 beds, doctor consultation, dental, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, ECG, USG, emergency services are available including general, eye and gynae operation services at affordable cost. #everysmilematters #healthforall #healthcomesfirst #healthcareprofessional #globalhealth #floatinghospital #friendshipngo ... See moreSee less

Shyamnagar, Satkhira. Four kilometers from the Indian border, and just as near to the world’s largest mangrove forest. In other words, a distant frontier in the cyclone-swept coastal regions of Bangladesh. But now this remote area has one of the country’s most beautiful hospitals, equipped with 72 beds, doctor consultation, dental, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, ECG, USG, emergency services are available including general, eye and gynae operation services at affordable cost. #everysmilematters #healthforall #healthcomesfirst #healthcareprofessional #globalhealth #floatinghospital #friendshipngo

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Amazing... Another good initiative has taken by friendship org. ❤

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1 week ago

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Great feature by Elle France on the work we’re doing in the chars! Grateful for the chance to get the word out about Friendship.

Pick up the February issue today

ELLE @ELLEfrance#France #Bangladesh #FriendshipNGO #floating #hospital #education #children #news
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Great feature by Elle France on the work we’re doing in the chars! Grateful for the chance to get the word out about Friendship. 

Pick up the February issue today

ELLE @ELLEfrance#France #Bangladesh #FriendshipNGO #floating #hospital #education #children #news

1 week ago

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“I am healthier and fitter than I was before the diagnosis. The diagnosis has put a lot into perspective for me. Prevention is better than cure, the earlier you find out, the greater chance you have of treating it. That is what I discovered.” – Shabana, Chilmari, Karai, Barisal char

Shabana, 25, was suffering from health problems but felt too shy to speak about the issue and had never been diagnosed. She was told of the services and tests provided by Friendship’s Hospital ships including the Cervical Cancer Screening. These range of tests are not available anywhere else in the chars, but Friendship is able to provide them for free and also offers free medication to cure ailments. Shabana took part in the Cervical Cancer Screening and thankfully her results came back negative. As her health improved, her interest in advocating for cervical cancer prevention among the women in her community also grew. She made it her mission to prevent women from suffering in silence when options were available and unknown to them.

In Bangladesh, every year approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 6,500 dies from the disease. Friendship provides cervical cancer screening and treatment for women living in remote and hard-to-reach communities of Bangladesh. Last year, at Friendship hospitals, 21,824 women screened for cervical cancer, out of which 122 were positive. Among the positives, 100 were treated.

#everysmilematters #womenhealth #healthywomen #healthcomesfirst #healthforall #cancerprevention #friendshipngo #healthfirst #cervicalcancer #healthissues
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“I am healthier and fitter than I was before the diagnosis. The diagnosis has put a lot into perspective for me. Prevention is better than cure, the earlier you find out, the greater chance you have of treating it. That is what I discovered.” – Shabana, Chilmari, Karai, Barisal char  

Shabana, 25, was suffering from health problems but felt too shy to speak about the issue and had never been diagnosed. She was told of the services and tests provided by Friendship’s Hospital ships including the Cervical Cancer Screening. These range of tests are not available anywhere else in the chars, but Friendship is able to provide them for free and also offers free medication to cure ailments. Shabana took part in the Cervical Cancer Screening and thankfully her results came back negative. As her health improved, her interest in advocating for cervical cancer prevention among the women in her community also grew. She made it her mission to prevent women from suffering in silence when options were available and unknown to them. 

In Bangladesh, every year approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 6,500 dies from the disease. Friendship provides cervical cancer screening and treatment for women living in remote and hard-to-reach communities of Bangladesh. Last year, at Friendship hospitals, 21,824 women screened for cervical cancer, out of which 122 were positive. Among the positives, 100 were treated.  

#everysmilematters #womenhealth #healthywomen #healthcomesfirst #healthforall #cancerprevention #friendshipngo #healthfirst #cervicalcancer #healthissues

1 week ago

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Congratulations to the Bangladesh Under 19 Cricket Team on winning the World Championships!

An outstanding first time achievement for the country. You give hope to the millions of children who want to break free of their circumstances and make themselves, their families, and their country proud!

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Congratulations to the Bangladesh Under 19 Cricket Team on winning the World Championships! 

An outstanding first time achievement for the country. You give hope to the millions of children who want to break free of their circumstances and make themselves, their families, and their country proud! 

#INDvBAN #U19CWC #everysmilematters #childrights #smilebright #friendshipngo #champions #wearethechampions #worldchampion ICC - International Cricket Council Bangladesh U-19 cricket board Bangladesh Cricket : The Tigers Bangladesh Cricket News Bangladesh national under-19 cricket team

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Congratulations under 19 world champions cricket team of Bangladesh. I love my country realy.

Congrtulations

1 week ago

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"Great view from my favourite office 😊"
- Marc Elvinger, Chair of Friendship Luxembourg, at Emirates Friendship Hospital's House Boat, by Goynarpotol Char, Kurigram.
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Great view from my favourite office 😊
- Marc Elvinger, Chair of Friendship Luxembourg, at Emirates Friendship Hospitals House Boat, by Goynarpotol Char, Kurigram.

2 weeks ago

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2 hospital ships, 5 static clinics, 338 satellite clinics, 52 camps, 680 Friendship Community Medic-aides, and 16 Community Skilled Birth Attendants: together delivering some 1.5 million health services each year.

Just like how Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, we started our journey with a single Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital providing treatments to climate-impacted communities. These were areas where no hospitals could be built because of the “shifting” nature of the land. Today FCMs offer health services at the doorsteps of these very communities.

It’s the kind of healthcare coverage many countries in the developing world could learn from.

#everysmilematters #healthforall #healthcomesfirst #healthcareprofessional #globalhealth #floatinghospital #friendshipngo
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2 hospital ships, 5 static clinics, 338 satellite clinics, 52 camps, 680 Friendship Community Medic-aides, and 16 Community Skilled Birth Attendants: together delivering some 1.5 million health services each year. 

Just like how Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, we started our journey with a single Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital providing treatments to climate-impacted communities. These were areas where no hospitals could be built because of the “shifting” nature of the land. Today FCMs offer health services at the doorsteps of these very communities. 

It’s the kind of healthcare coverage many countries in the developing world could learn from.

#everysmilematters #healthforall #healthcomesfirst #healthcareprofessional #globalhealth #floatinghospital #friendshipngo

2 weeks ago

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Nayeem, a cherub-cheeked, cheerful baby from the village of Goualkandha village in Kaunia Char of Jamalpur district, was just over a year old. Sadly, he was born with cleft lip. His parents were very concerned about the condition, and about the future of their son, but due to their limited financial ability and limited access to medical treatment in the remote village, they could not take further action.

Luckily, his father Shah Ali, a farmer, met a team member of Friendship’s Behavior Change Communication team, responsible for disseminating information about the health services provided by Friendship through its floating hospitals in the remote communities of the rivers of Bangladesh. He was informed about the free medical treatment available at Lifebuoy Floating Hospital (LFH). Afterward, Shah Ali brought him to the Emirates Friendship Hospital and Nayeem was successfully operated on 26 November 2011. It was a simple surgery which will have a lasting effect as it gives Nayeem a chance to grow up like any other child rather than one facing social isolation due to his facial deformity. Since he is so young, the scar of the surgery will continue to fade as he grows up.

Every year, more than 5,000 babies in Bangladesh are born with cleft lip and/or palate conditions. Last year, 19 cleft lip and palate surgeries have been performed by our specialist surgeons at floating hospitals and at our clinics. All these patients have walked out with a new hope to live a good life with a beautiful smile.

#everysmilematters #smilegoals #childrights #smilebright #healthforall #friendshipngo #healthfirst #floatinghospital
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Nayeem, a cherub-cheeked, cheerful baby from the village of Goualkandha village in Kaunia Char of Jamalpur district, was just over a year old. Sadly, he was born with cleft lip. His parents were very concerned about the condition, and about the future of their son, but due to their limited financial ability and limited access to medical treatment in the remote village, they could not take further action.  

Luckily, his father Shah Ali, a farmer, met a team member of Friendship’s Behavior Change Communication team, responsible for disseminating information about the health services provided by Friendship through its floating hospitals in the remote communities of the rivers of Bangladesh. He was informed about the free medical treatment available at Lifebuoy Floating Hospital (LFH). Afterward, Shah Ali brought him to the Emirates Friendship Hospital and Nayeem was successfully operated on 26 November 2011.  It was a simple surgery which will have a lasting effect as it gives Nayeem a chance to grow up like any other child rather than one facing social isolation due to his facial deformity.  Since he is so young, the scar of the surgery will continue to fade as he grows up.  

Every year, more than 5,000 babies in Bangladesh are born with cleft lip and/or palate conditions. Last year, 19 cleft lip and palate surgeries have been performed by our specialist surgeons at floating hospitals and at our clinics. All these patients have walked out with a new hope to live a good life with a beautiful smile.  

#everysmilematters #smilegoals #childrights #smilebright #healthforall #friendshipngo #healthfirst #floatinghospital
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