Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is a non-government voluntary development organization (NGO) operating to eliminate impoverishment of the targeted poor population in hard-to-reach remote areas (WetLand, Coastal Belt, and urban Slums) of the country. The organization’s aim is to remove the poverty of the people, make them self-dependent, and make them aware of their own rights.
|No. of places operating||Households reached||Operating places (Urban)||Operating places (Rural)||No of Employees||Gross Budget|
|116 Upazilas (sub-districts) of 17 districts through 150 field offices||840,000 households accommodating approximately 4.2 million people||Dhaka, Chittagong, and Khulna cities||Jamalpur, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Sunamganj, Kishoreganj, Gazipur, Narshingdi, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Satkhira, Jessore, Barguna, Bagerhat, and Cox’s Bazar.||2,732 [Female: 1084 & Male: 1648 (July 2020) accordingly].||BDT 17,611,041,524.00/ USD 206,608,336.40 (2020-2021).|
Following this dream, an effort initiated by a group of people like professionals, doctors, and social activists who came forward voluntarily to facilitate Primary Health Care (PHC) activities under a cost-free health clinic named “Niramoy Free Friday Clinic” operating in slums in Tejgaon of Dhaka city in the mid-1980s. Consequently, during the great flood in 1988, DSK carried out a number of free healthcare service camps with a Medical Team to provide immediate relief and health care to flood-affected people in Dhaka city. At this stage, DSK as an organization became formalized and got registered as an NGO with the Directorate of Social Services (#: Dha-02273) on 24 April 1989 and in 1991 with NGO Affair’s Bureau (No 571). Besides, DSK received a license from the Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA No 02100-01985-000369) in 2009.DSK did also implement a PHC program from 1996 till 2012 (it continues to support the hospitalization cost of its MF borrowers and their family members to date).
|Seven Themes Of DSK||Major Interventions|