Disaster Health and Environment Management (DHEM) Foundation in a non-government organization (NGO) that has aligned and focused most of their efforts towards the betterment of the grassroot communities. Just like most other NGOs, it also follows a non-profit and self-financed model. Providing primary health care, socio‐economic development, and disaster management for low‐ income underprivileged people.
The organization was formed in 2014. DHEM Foundation aim to implementing an integrated and sustainable community-based health care delivery system and disaster management in both urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. The idea is to bring safe health care facilities to the less affluent section of the population at an affordable cost and prepare them for disaster risk reduction.
DHEM Foundation aims to reduce the impacts of disasters and improve environmental conditions among vulnerable communities, including developing resilience to the adverse effects of climate change and improve their socio-economic condition in a sustainable manner.
DHEM want to lead the local development sector through the improvement of the rural community’s livelihood and capacity. For doing this, the organization has taken some initiatives that promote low-cost technology and supports recovery of disaster affected area’s population.