More than 7,600 women die every year from pregnancy-related causes in Bangladesh due in part to a shortage of trained healthcare workers in rural regions.

Our grants support pregnancy, delivery, postnatal, and newborn care, as well as access to emergency care, health education, and community outreach.

HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh provides health worker training, community outreach and education, and essential primary, maternal, and newborn care in underserved areas in rural Bangladesh.

Partner Since 2016
TOTAL GRANT SUPPORT $297,250
Affected 5,297 Lives
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“Growing up in a rural area of Bangladesh, I have witnessed a lack of access to basic maternal care for the women in my area."

One Doctor's Story

A two-hour drive from Cox’s Bazar, HOPE Foundation’s team set up one of its Maternal Health Camps to help serve the isolated Rohingya refugee community.

Armed with 15 doctors and many healthcare assistants, the team took over a school compound and saw 1,500 people in only a few hours. To get to the location, the team had to cross a river and walk half a kilometer to the site.

Many of the refugees here are mothers, some of whom are pregnant or have small children, and have traveled more than 150 miles by foot — arriving to the displacement camps sick from mental and physical stress, starvation, and injury. HOPE diagnosed illnesses, gave out medicine, and distributed supplies.

“Growing up in a rural area of Bangladesh, I have witnessed a lack of access to basic maternal care for the women in my area. I wanted to change that. That’s why I established HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, with a mission to serve underserved women.”

— Pediatrician and Founder, Dr. Iftikher Mahmood