A free of charge health camp was held every Monday, giving medical check-ups to various patients, mostly to women, children, physically challenged and aged people in Dhaka City. After the check-up, the patients got free treatments, free medicine and a prescription from the doctor, if needed. Occasionally, specialist doctors, such as gynaecologists, orthopaedics, eye specialists and dermatologists visited the camp. The weekly health camp started in 1998 and has provided health care services to more than 60,261 patients in total so far.

In 2022, HOPE’87 additionally started another weekly health post activity through a van, which moves to different places every day of the week. The van is equipped with all the necessary medical equipment as well as a doctor, a nurse and volunteers, providing primary health care to the populations of remote areas where no other primary health care services are available.

Project Background: 

Bangladesh gained its independence in 1971 and became a democratic country on the border to India and Myanmar. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture, fishing and the textile industry. Being one of the most disaster-stricken countries in the world, the country also faced a high number of man-made disasters in the last decade where thousands of human lives were lost due to building fires, building collapses and accidents. The HOPE’87-Bangladesh Country Office was established in 1990 and has focused on supporting specific target groups such as disabled children, orphans, working children, unemployed youth and indigenous people.

Project Type

Development Project, Health

Project Duration

Since 1998






Jurain, Old Dhaka City


Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need, HOPE'87