About DSK

Who We Are: Dushthya Shashthya Kendra (DSK) – meaning health service for the distressed people is a health-WASH-livelihood, non-formal education, DRR, climate change impact focused non-profit private voluntary development organization.
Initially a group of young Medical Doctors and social activists observing appalling condition of people living in slums decided to start a Friday health clinic in Tegaon area of Dhaka city, to help this people to overcome some of their primary health care needs. This voluntary effort was named as “Niramoy Free Friday Health clinic” and it was started in mid-eighties.
After some years during the prolonged deluge of 1988 this activist group decided to consolidate the effort under the banner of an organization and agreed to name the organization as Dustha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). During the flood of 1988 newly formed organization operated few health teams to support flood affected poor people in Dhaka.
At the face of growing demand from the community and felt necessity DSK eventually turned into a registered organization for other development services in 1989.
Over the time DSK emerged as a national level humanitarian and development organization. As per strategic plan its target audience includes poor in Wetlands, Coastal belt and the urban poor i.e. extreme poor slum dwellers of the major urban centers and small towns, cyclone SIDR AILA and water logged affected populations of the coastal belt, marginal and landless households of the Haor (wetland) region (tectonic depressions) of the north-east part of Bangladesh.
Major interventions of DSK are: health care services (primary to secondary and tertiary), water, sanitation, Hygiene; disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation; Rohingya health care and WASH response, non-formal education for the out-of-school children, livelihood improvement through asset transfer and micro-finance, to facilitate building institutions for the poor and extreme poor women as backbone of all its activities.
DSK activities have been expanded to 118 sub-districts under 16 districts. Service delivery is being carried out through its 150 field offices. A total of 1682 regular staff members are reaching as many as 840,000 HHs (4.2 million people) with various humanitarian and development services in 2018.
The development partners of DSK in 2017-2018 comprised of following organizations: brac, CAFOD, Christian Aid, DWASA/AFD, Dan Church Aid/ECHO, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kindernothilfe (KNH), Manchester University, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children International, Unite for Body Rights-Bangladesh Alliance /EKN, Unicef, Water Aid, Water First International. Besides, financial organizations like PKSF (government foundation) and commercial Banks are also supporting its lending operation.
DSK is governed by executive committee of DSK and registered with the Department of Social Welfare (Dha-02773), NGO Affairs Bureau(No 571) and Micro credit Regulatory Authority (MRA-No 02100-01985-00369 ) under Bangladesh Bank in Bangladesh.

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Distribution of Basic Tools & Equipments

DSK has distributed basic tools & equipments among volunteers to deal with disaster in Khulna District. District Compressional Mr. Amin Ul Ahsan has present at this time.          

Celebration of National Sanitation Month

DSK has celebrated National Sanitation Month, October 2017 for one of DSK's project Extension of Community WASH Services supported by Water 1st International.

CBO Jugantor AGM Program

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Protest against “Child Marriage Act, 2016”

Protest-Child-Marriage-Act-2016 Protest against proposed “child marriage act, 2016” in front of central Shaheed Minar of Sreepur Upazilla, Gazipur organized by Plan Int. Bangladesh, GPU, DSK, DAM and others organizations

MoU – Dhaka WASA & DSK consortium

MoU-signed-with-Dhaka-WASA-NGOs-News A MoU signing Ceremony of a project named “Billing Performance Improvement for Low Income Community” has taken place between Dhaka WASA and DSK Consortium (DSK, BASA, Nagorik Sheba Foundation, NDBUS) on January 29, 2017 at DWASA Bhaban, Karwan Bazaar, Dhaka. Engr. Uttam Kumar Roy, FCMA-Commercial Manager, DWASA, Dr. Dibalok Singha-Executive Director, DSK, A.K.M Shirajul Islam-Executive Director, BASA, Shah Emdadul Haque-Executive Director, Nagorik Sheba Foundation and Md Abdul Hamid Fakir-president, NDBUS were present at time of the signing session. Under this project, DWASA will engage the mentioned NGOs for the contracted period to operate revenue activities of LIC accounts. This is a contract of 36 months which will be renewed every year and may be extended for further months subject to the satisfactory performance of the operator.

Workshop on EP Reduction by VGD

Workshop on Extreme Poverty Reduction by VGD at Netrakona Workshopat-Netrakona

Dialogue on VGD in Khaliajhuri

khaliajhuri-VGD

Information Right Day Celebration by DSK

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Youth Debate Competition at Netrakona

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ডি.এস.কে. হাসপাতালের জন্য অনুদান

WP_20160907_20_26_09_Pro বিগত ৭ই সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৬ইং তারিখে অধ্যাপক মাহফুজা খানম ডি.এস.কে. হাসপাতালের জন্য পাঁচ লক্ষ্ টাকা অনুদান প্রদান করেন। ছবিতে ড.এ.বি.এম. আবদুল্লাহ ডি.এস.কে এর পক্ষে অনুদান গ্রহন করছেন, সাথে ডা. মাহমুদুর রহমান, পরিচালক (স্বাস্থ্য) এবং হাবিবউদ্দিন আহম্মদ সাংগঠনিক সম্পাদক ডি.এস.কে. দেখা যাচ্ছে।

Lesson Learning Workshop of DSK-shiree

Print DSK extreme poverty “Lesson Learning Workshop” took place at The Daily Star Conference Room on August 28, 2016. Prof Mahfuza Khanam, eminent educationist and Vice President of DSK, presided over the workshop. Main observations on the project performance were delivered by Dr. Binayek Sen, eminent economist and Research Director of BIDS.  Dr. Mihir Kanti Majumder, Chairman of Polly Sanchya Bank and former Secretary GoB was the chief guest. Mr. Mofizul Islam Registrar and Director General of Cooperatives was present as special guest.  Dr. Masudul Quader CEO (credit) gave the welcome speech in the workshop. Dr. Mahmudur Rahman , Director (Health ) DSK and other executive committee members were present.  Workshop was attended by participants from different community based, national and international organizations. Print

Condolence on death of Shirin Banu Mitil

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PKSF grant received by CEO of DSK

PKSF grant taken by Masudul QuederOn June 19, 2016, Dr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Deputy Managing Director (Admin), PKSF, handed over the cheque of PFSF grant to Dr. Masudul Quader PhD, CEO, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). PKSF granted BDT 60 lac to seven different organizations as part of its socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development Programme. Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is one of them. Socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development programme, is a new initiative of PKSF. Under the programme, PKSF aims to donate 0.01 percent of its yearly budget to different development organizations. This grant of 1.5 million taka will support Nayan Jogi Asrom and Orphanage at Chandigar in Durgapur of Netrakona district.

Water and Sanitation for Disabled

Sustainable Water and Sanitation for the Women & Men with DisabilitiesA round table discussion was held on `Sustainable Water and Sanitation for the Women & Men with Disabilities’ in an Auditorium (Vorer Kagoj) on 27th June, 2016. The program was jointly organized by ADD, Fresh Water Action Network- South Asia Bangladesh, Vorer Kagoj and KAFOD. Md. Waliullah (Chief Engineer, DPHE), Dibalok Singha (Executive Director-DSK), Hasin Jahan (Country Director-Practical Action), S M A Rashid (Executive Director-NGO Forum), Shafiqul Islam (Country Director-ADD), Yakub Hossain (National Convener-FANSA Bangladesh), Shah Anwar Kamal (Executive Director-UST), Subir Shaha (Deputy Program Manager-CDD), Salma Mahbub (General Editor-B Scan), Alok Majumder (Country Coordinator- Bangladesh WASH Alliance), Md Rezwanul Haque Khan (Program Coordinator-FANSA Bangladesh), Monirul Islam (Engineer- Ahsania Mission), Amir Khoshru (Representative-DORP) and Mahfuzur Rahman (Project officer-Water Aid) were present there and share their valuable knowledge.

Discussion on Faecal Sludge Management

Faecal Sludge Management

Press Conference-National Budget 2016-17

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