Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) was initially organized to address healthcare needs of the slum- dwellers in Dhaka. Over the reporting year, in order to be more responsive and effective to the needs of urban and rural poor, it has diversified its program interventions and did increase its geographical coverage in both rural and urban areas. DSK is committed to address various social and economic problems of the economically depressed and vulnerable groups in general, of which women constitute a specific category. Objectives of Health Care Program are:
• To reduce the extreme poverty by ensuring the availability, accessibility & affordability of the essential health services, in a preventive manner; addressing the global health indicators to improve the community health status.
• To ensure the health sustainability by involving the stakeholders in all levels of planning, implementation & monitoring through organizing and strengthening the community based institutions.
On 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.