to Radda MCH-FP Centre
In 1974, Radda
Barnen (the then Swedish Save the Children), an international NGO,
began the operation of the Centre as a project for providing
maternal and child health care for the underserved and
underprivileged population of Mirpur under Dhaka Metropolitan City.
It was operated,
managed and almost fully funded by Radda Barnen during the first two
decades of its existence. In September 1994 with the objective of
sustainability and continuous improvement of the quality services
rendered by the Centre, Radda Barnen, with the permission of the
Ministry of Health, Government of Bangladesh, handed over the
complete responsibility of the operation and management of the
Centre to a local organization under the name of Radda MCH-FP Centre
Trust specially created for this purpose. This is a non- government,
non-profit organization with a six member Board under the Trust Act
of 1882. Since then Radda Barnen (the then Swedish Save the
Children) had been progressively reducing its financial support for
the Centre and totally discontinued any support whatsoever in 2004
in contrast with 91 percent of the outlay in 1994.
To develop a sustainable organization
- Maintain a leading role as provider of
affordable, high quality preventive and curative health services
to the community with primary focus on mother and children.
- Build a leading training institution based
on our competitive advantages providing high quality training
courses based on recognized standard curricula or tailor-made to
suit multiple customer needs.
- Initiate projects and research activities of
relevance and direct benefit in respect to health, nutrition and
well being of the mothers, children and adolescents of poor and
marginalized groups in particular and the community as a whole in
- To buildup financial sustainability from
service charges affordable by target clientele income from
Sustainability Fund, clients’ contribution and donor support.
of the Radda MCH-FP Centre is to
- Promote and protect
the health and wellbeing of mother and children especially those
belonging to the poor and disadvantaged section of the society.
- Provide a comprehensive
range of MCH-FP services
- Provide adolescent
reproductive health services and counselling
- Provide health
education to all clients visiting the clinics
- Provide health
care services, including treatment of RTIs/ STDs and health education
on prevention of HIV/AIDs to mothers and children including adolescent
- Provide Health
care services to the entire family including old & disabled
member of the family.
- Provide Comprehensive
Health care services through initiation of Community Managed Health
Care through Child Centered Community Development Approaches (CCCDA)
- Provide safe home
delivery by trained traditional birth attendants.
- Undertake community
based MCH-FP activities and health education.
- Offer training
in Maternal and Child Health to the health professionals, health
workers including community health workers, traditional birth
attendants (TBA) and others involved in the area.
- Conduct operation
- Provide nutritional
support to the malnourished children of poor and marginalized
group of the community of Mirpur area.
- Promote the spirit
and value set out in the Convention on the Rights of Child adopted
by the UN general Assembly on 20 November 1989 and ratified by
the Government of Bangladesh in August 1990.