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Organization Contact Information

Name: Centre for Woman and Child Health
Street 1: Beron, Jamgora, Ashulia
Street 2:
City: Dhaka
Post Code: 1349
Country: Bangladesh
Phone: +8801713144267
Organization Email:
Web Site: http://www.cwchbd.oeg
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Rafiqul
Last Name: Islam
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: +8801714007134

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Khurshid
Last Name: Talukder
Title: Consultant paediatrician and Research Coordinator
Phone: +8801713047131

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
The Centre for Woman and Child Health (CWCH) is dedicated to the welfare of vulnerable populations everywhere, by finding solutions through active engagement in their day-to-day health and nutrition problems. We do this by always working closely with families both in their communities and in the hospital setting with just, ethical and compassionate values. Our objectives are health care services, research, advocacy and training all geared towards improving the lives of women and children.
In 2002, a small group of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and medical professionals, concerned by high rates of maternal, neonatal and child mortality, disease and malnutrition in Bangladesh, founded the
Centre for Woman and Child Heath (CWCH), to address these issues with the MDGs as shared targets. The Centre is non-profit and philanthropic and is located on 3.76 acres of land donated by one of the founders in Ashulia - the heartland of the Bangladesh garments industry, about 28 km northwest of Dhaka Metropolitan Area. The same founder has donated approximately US$3 million for construction, in phases, of a 150 bed hospital - with plans, in the future, to expand to a 250 bed hospital with nursing and medical schools.


We see as many as 500 to 1,000 patients in our busy outpatient department and deliver about 1,200 babies a year. We cater to most medical specialties including Paediatrics, OBGYN, Internal medicine, Geriatric care, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology and Dentistry and have about 80 doctors working in shifts to keep the hospital open 365 days a year.
We have active community based public health research programmes in childhood malnutrition, infant and young child feeding (IYCF), garments worker TB, childhood TB, childhood overweight/obesity and non-communicable disease (NCD). All our research is geared towards informing and enhancing national public health programmes.

Our centre is also involved in national policy making and prof
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: N/A
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Bangladesh
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Bangladesh
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 7, 2016
Last updated: September 27, 2016