Health

An Equal Healthcare

An Equal Healthcare

Friendship founder Runa Khan explains why the world needs healthcare that takes care of all living beings, rather than just humans The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that we are all unsafe until all of us are safe. © YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND by RUNA KHANAugust 11, 2021 The...

Diarrhoea Outbreak in Bhasan Char

Diarrhoea Outbreak in Bhasan Char

Diarrhoea patients lying on the floor of the overwhelmed hospital in Bhasan Char, a new home for Bangladesh's Rohingya refugees. © FRIENDSHIP by RAEED ABD-ALLAH CHOWDHURYUpdated: June 23, 2021 Four people have died in an outbreak of diarrhoea in Bhasan Char—an island...

Kutupalong Erupts in Flames

Kutupalong Erupts in Flames

situation overview At around 3pm on March 22, 2021, a devastating fire broke out in camp 8W of the Kutupalong camp network which houses some 880,000 Rohingya refugees who fled genocide in adjacent Myanmar. Fueled by dry weather and breeze, the fire quickly spread to...

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...

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...

Fleur’s Friendship Experience

Fleur’s Friendship Experience

Hi. I’m Fleur Hoving, from the Netherlands. I’m 22 years old and recently graduated from the VUMC School of Medical Sciences. Throughout September, I had the privelege of working with Friendship’s Health Sector. Ever since I was a small girl, I have been curious about...

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...