Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

hope_logoA heartfelt welcome to Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, one of the newest participants in our Healthy, Compassionate Birthing network (hopeforbangladesh.org)! Here’s a short profile of this amazing organization founded by Dr. Iftiker Mahmood. He is a Miami-based pediatrician originally from the same region of Bangladesh where their health centers and mobile clinics are.

HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh works in the southeast region of Bangladesh to provide critical healthcare for underserved populations, particularly vulnerable mothers and children. HOPE is heavily engaged in building local capacity of health workers at its training center to train midwives, community health workers, and others, with a particular focus on reducing maternal mortality.

HOPE’s vision is to ensure that every woman has access to quality maternal healthcare. HOPE provides antenatal and postnatal care, normal delivery, emergency obstetric care, family planning, maternal health education, and nutritional counseling, among other services to thousands of women. HOPE is the sole provider of obstetric fistula repair in the area. It also cares for vulnerable children and the general population at its health centers. For more information or to contribute to their building fund for a new fistula repair and maternity hospital: http://www.hopeforbangladesh.org.