Who we are
Proshanti is a health partnership that links the communities of east London with Bangladesh. This project involves both Bangladeshi and non-Bangladeshi people who are passionate about improving the health and life chances of some of the poorest people in the world.
In Juri, Maulvibazar Division, the majority of people have very little access to healthcare. There is no government hospital in Juri sub-district and although there is a good government health team they are under- resourced. People do not know how to manage their own health and often end up going to hospital only when it is too late. Many poeple are malnourished. Preventable and curable diseases and conditions go untreated. The death rate of mothers and babies in childbirth is high.
Currently our main focus is financing and operating our ante-natal clinic. This looks after women from the start of their pregnancy until six weeks after their babies are born. We provide scans, drugs, vitamin supplements, food supplements and treatment required for a healthy pregnancy, healthy mothers and thriving babies.
The money raised will pay for health camps and antenatal clinics over the next few years, as well as supporting volunteers. During this time we will also be raising £300,000 to build, support and equip a healthy living centre in Juri to improve the health of the people and to promote healthy living. The health camps and antenatal clinics started in 2010 and have already helped over 1,850 people. We hope we can continue this good work with the support of health staff, volunteers and fundraisers from UK and from Bangladesh.