Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition (BWHC) is a national NGO that came into existence in 1980 with the vision of equality of women in a just civil society. From its very first inception, it has taken a comprehensive stand to address both the medical and non-medical determinants of health for the promotion of women health in a life cycle approach. The uniqueness of BWHC programne comes from the fact that it has adopted a two prong service-delivery approach through clinic and community-based interventions. This approach has helped the organization to move beyond conventionally defined strategies, actions and values add in women-oriented health program. This argument is well evident by the fact that the organization has pioneered in establishing a low cost quality integrated healthcare model in which women can access a wide range of heath services for her and her children with informed voice, choice and dignity.
BWHC’s overall program/project have several distinct characteristics to address major areas like safe maternal health, management of unwanted pregnancies (MR), contraceptive care, child survival, prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS, mainstreaming healthy ageing for elderly female population, empathetic counseling, community based BCC, adolescent health, evidence based advocacy, development and maintenance of community health volunteers for sustaining community development initiatives. All these activities are being supported by program units, a decentralized management information system and finance and administrative unit based in our Central Office in Dhaka.
BWHC has been working in health sector for the last thirty-three (34) years. The organization has been emerged as one of the leading organizations in Bangladesh for healthcare rights. It remains vigilant on the ground with a health service delivery package that is realistic, doable and locally owned. Throughout its journey, the organization has established itself as a long-term partner of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW). In this respect, BWHC is uniquely positioned and fully committed for stimulating community demand; as well as supply of quality health services in conjunction with the support of the Bangladeshi government.