Apasen International and Jalalabad Disability and Rehabilitation Centre and Hospital (JDRCH) announce new partnership
Apasen International is pleased to announce a new partnership project with the highly respected JDRCH in Sylhet in September 2017 following a visit to identify and assess the health needs of people with disabilities in nearby communities.
The project will extend and improve essential therapy services at the hospital that will benefit up to 8,500 children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities from poor hospitals – both centrally at the hospital and through a new mobile outreach unit covering a population of 600,000 in rural areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj Districts.
By equipping the hospital with new therapy equipment, training staff, and launching a new mobile outreach unit, the project will significantly lessen the impact of disability, chronic illness, and traumatic events (such as traffic accidents) on poor households and help patients regain their independence and livelihoods.
There are only four specialised hospitals in the whole of Bangladesh for disability and rehabilitation. JDRCH is a five storey facility that provides physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and occupation therapy through in patient and out patient services. It is the only specialist hospital of its kind in Sylhet Division and the only one offering free services to poor households – made possible in part by the support of the Rotary Club of Jalalabad (founded in 1986).
Apasen International and JDRCH will be fundraising for this project in the coming months.
To support this project, please donate today and help provide the services so desperately needed in Bangladesh.