Sajida Foundation Health Program
Country of Operation
- Sajida FoundationNot-for-profit
- Click Diagnostics (technology partner)For-profit
SummarySajida Foundation is a Bangladeshi NGO that works to improve health outcomes among the country's poor through diversified social development interventions in order to help reach national and international targets for health.
Sajida Foundation is a Bangladeshi NGO that works to improve health outcomes among the country's poor through diversified social development interventions in order to help reach national and international targets for health. Program goals/rationale: Sajida's Mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where it works through sustainable and effective interventions.
Key program components
Sajida's two hospitals, located close to the communities served by the organization, operate based on a sustainable model for institutional service delivery. These multidisciplinary secondary-care hospitals provide comprehensive healthcare with modern medical, surgical and diagnostic facilities. The hospital comprises a number of specialist medical, gynecological & obstetric, paediatric, eye, ENT, and surgical consultants, along with a team of medical doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians and support staff. A number of full-time Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and consultants remain present in the hospital around the clock. The hospitals are also equipped with a 24-hour emergency department for dealing with emergency cases and a 24-hour pharmacy.
Health Card: The Health Card, introduced by Sajida, aims to ensure proper institution-based healthcare for people from all social classes. Specifically, its goal is to provide modern healthcare facilities to low-income individuals who, unable to afford proper hospital services, frequently turn towards various types of informal treatments. Reducing the maternal and child mortality is a major target of this program. The Health Card offers yearly healthcare for an entire family for a fee of BDT 600 (about US $8). Individual health cards have also been introduced at BDT 150 (US $2). Health Card holders can avail general and outdoor treatment free of charge for their entire family, as well as a 30% discount on all pathological tests. They are also given significant discounts on various other services, including operations.
Sajida also works to strengthen micro-health insurance through mobile technology. Community health workers named "Sajida Bandhu" provide door-step services to mothers and children through a connection with doctors at a Sajida Hospital. Mobile/satellite clinics are also being operated in remote locations. Sajida's mobile health teams provide healthcare services, particularly eye-care services, to people outside of the reach of its hospitals.
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