ASHIC (A shelter for helpless ill children) Foundation for Childhood Cancer is the only Childhood Cancer Foundation in Bangladesh. From 2017, NABIC partners with ASIC to provide fund for Pediatric Palliative Care (PCU), this is the first in Bangladesh as well as in Asia Pacific Region. Palliative Care service provides quality life and pain relieve to the terminally ill children at a very nominal treatment cost. NABIC also provide fund for ASHIC shelter program, a unique program in Bangladesh which provide a facility for Cancer Children of the rural areas to come and stay free in the accommodation facility to complete their treatment course. NABIC provided $10,000 for toward this project.
Established in Chapur village of Masihata union under Brammanbaria Sadar Upazila in August 2000 by the family member and providing healthcare services to the local community. From early 2017 NABIC in partnership with it’s local NGO working with the family to operate the charitable clinic. In 2017 NABIC has provided $22.5 to this project.
The DMNAPK charitable clinic is located in Gazipur. This clinic is extremely beneficial for the home and local community which is fully funded by NABIC. Started from 2013 the main objective of the charity clinic is to improve the health status of community members in the project area by providing quality health services and medicine to underprivileged people. So far NABIC provided $35K toward this project for set up and operational expenses. 2017 commitment, $15K for operation and maintenance.
NABIC sponsored fully functional general hospital with outdoor clinic and a diagnostic center in the village of Montola in Madhabpur upozila of Hobigonj district. It Provides 24 hrs Emergency & Pharmacy, Maternity, Pathology, Surgical and Medical services to about 100,000 poor people of the area for nominal fees. To date, NABIC has provided more than $225,000 for the hospital since 2002 for building the hospital and for buying specialized equipment as well as maintenance. 2017 Commitment is $20K for maintenance and operation.
Since 2002 NABIC partnered with Karmirhath to support this hospital. This hospital provided services like Eye Care, Diabetic, Maternity, Childcare & Dental. NABIC provided financial support to buying specialized equipment for the hospital. In 2016 NABIC committed to build a 6000 square feet new hospital building named “Karmirhath-NABIC hospital” which will cost $300K. This hospital will serve the Sadullapur Upozilla a population of 255300 and the people of adjoining village of Gaibandha Sadar upozilla. So far NABIC provided $225K and committed to provide another $75K to finish the construction.
NABIC was able to fully support the construction of the Glaucoma Research and Eye Care Hospital (GREH) located in Mirpur, Dhaka. NABIC has donated $250k (USD 1/4 million) for construction. NABIC contributed over $100K to BECS for specialized equipment. Run by the Bangladesh Eye Care Society (BECS), the equipment provided by NABIC is in use and of great assistance to the GREH to run its daily tests and serve patients. Since 2002, NABIC has been funding BECS to improve its diagnostic and treatment capacity. In 2016, NABIC provided $25K for additional equipment to purchase for the Glaucoma Research & Eye hospital. The main goal of Bangladesh Eye Care Society (BECS) is to provide regular eye care at low cost and prevent eyesight problems by detecting glaucoma in its early stage. So far NABIC provided $362K, 2017 commitment $25K for equipment.