Strenghten community initiatives to sustain community-based services in Bandarban district

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Rowangchori, Lama, Alikadam Ruma & Thanchi
Project Duration: 
08/03/2012
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
CHTDF-UNDP, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

For many years UNDP has successfully operated Mobile Satellite Clinics in very remote areas of this district where no health support infrastructure is available. The aim of the project was to support and to strengthen the community. For instance, the Satellite Clinic Management Committee members (SCMCs) were motivated to sustain these community based health services in the future.
HOPE’87-Bangladesh developed a comprehensive facilitation guidebook with necessary tools for streamlining all field level activities. Major activities were undertaken by HOPE’87 for the SCMC members and local community people. This includes training for capacity building, awareness raising events, water supply and sanitation, arrangement of waiting spaces for patients, dialogue meetings & demonstrations with local authorities and stakeholders, the development of a sustainability plan and the support of its implementation. A project team of 9 members worked in 25 remote villages in 5 different sub-districts of Bandarban district.