Mutual Health Care Centre
Location: Thanapara village
Duration: since 2010
Donor: Emmaus International France
The mutual health care program's goal is to provide a primary health care and medicine to people from Thanapara village and surroundings. Everybody can join and participate in different health centre activities after becoming a member. The unlimited membership costs 50 Taka (less than 1 USD). The program has more than 300 members right now.
Because there is no health insurance program in Bangladesh, the people usually have to cover all costs connected to the health and prevention. The health centre offers basic health care services and counselling as well as medical products with 30% discount. Digestive difficulties, body pains and malnutrition are the most common issues solved by the health centre staff.
The health care centre organizes every month also a meeting called Health camp. During the one day event held by a specialist the participants gain basic knowledge about a disease. The Health camps target both men and women. The participants improve their capacities and get ready to prevent the certain health problems in their households.