Disaster Health and Environment Management Foundation

Integrated Health Care Program with community participation :

Since the inception of DHEM Foundation, it has developed many Rural Health centers where local community members actively participate.

These centers primarily offer primary and secondary health care services. These are run by local community leaders, and the field level work is conducted by community health workers under the expert leadership of .

Each patient and their family gets a health card in exchange of a minimal monthly fee. This card enables them to receive primary health care facilities like child development aid, ANC & PNC, nutritional education, as well as basic medical care. 

The ultimate objective is to upgrade the rural centers to a higher level, which will also enable them to provide tertiary care. Also, additionally, these centers can be used for providing training to paramedics and undergraduate students. All of these centers are developed and managed by community representatives whom are supported from DCHT.

Currently, DHEM Foundation is running this Rural Healthcare Program in Pabna, Rajshahi, Munshigonj, Comilla, Habiganj and Patuakhali.

More than 150,000 people are receiving direct benefits from these healthcare programs.

Besides this, the local communities are also getting trained on DRR and Public Health related topics.

Occasionally, DHEM Foundation also organizes health camps in Pabna, Sirajgonj, Tangail and Manikgonj.

So far, about 4,000 patients have received healthcare services from the camps.