Welcome to Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK)
Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is a development Non-governmental Organization (NGO) registered with the social welfare ministry and NGO Affairs Bureau in Bangladesh. DSK started out by initiating a health program, undertaken after the devastating Bangladeshi floods of 1988. Although informally, a core group of DSK started work in the mid-eighties formal work did not begin until 1989. The main aim of setting up DSK was to develop a health delivery system for the poor that would be self-sustainable in the long run.
DSK is committed to address various social and economic problems of the economically depressed and vulnerable groups in general. Women are particularly at risk and so are specifically targeted by DSK’s programs. Empowerment of communities is a central focus issue of all DSK’s development initiatives. Over the years, the organisation has extended its geographical, beneficiary and programmatic coverage quite significantly. The long-term development program now includes education, health, microfinance, agriculture, water supply and sanitation. All this work is aimed at supporting disadvantaged poor people. Now in its fifteenth year, DSK continues to expand and diversify its program to address development problems in Bangladesh.