SILVER: GSK & CARE International
PROJECT: UK Entrepreneur Midwives, Bangladesh
Since 2013 GSK-CARE has created a sustainable healthcare infrastructure across all 87 Unions in Sunamganj, Bangladesh, an area which is under water half the year. This healthcare system is improving health outcomes through community education and access. We have:
- Trained 300 Entrepreneur Midwives, who provide the communities with skilled, affordable healthcare services and products whilst generating essential income for themselves, each supported by 10 Community Health Workers who educate and increase community outreach.
- Established a network of Community Support Systems, who support the healthcare workers, set prices and tackle community health challenges
- Mobilised strong government support to ensure sustainability.