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HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Hospitals, International, International Relief, Specialty Hospitals

Mission: HOPE Foundation aims to give access to healthcare for poverty stricken and destitute women and children of Bangladesh by establishing hospitals, medical clinics, providing preventative health education to the general population and implement rehabilitative services for the disabled and injured.

Results: Since 1999 HOPE Foundation has provided critical care to half a million people in the district of Cox's Bazar. In addition to primary and emergency health services, HOPE has provided unmatched care in obstetric fistula repair, cleft lip/palate repair, burn injury repair, safe delivery, and began training 30 of Bangladesh's first batch of midwifery students.

Target demographics: impoverished women and children access healthcare

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,200 children; 2,216 women with antenatal care; repaired 34 women suffering from obstetric fistula; treated 28 burn victims; completed 53 cleft lip/palate surgeries.

Geographic areas served: Bangladesh

Programs: obstetric fistula repair, maternal health services, neonatal and newborn health services, cleft lip/palate repair, burn repair, midwifery training, village health worker education, and through HOPE Hospital and our 8 rural medical centers.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

In the conservative religiously restricted, society of Bangladesh it is really tough to work for women's welfare. Hope foundation is doing great, not only giving medical support to those hapless women in Bangladesh, but also training young girls to be medical professional.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I came to know about hope hospital by the co-partner list of Fistula foundation, then over the time their contribution for women and girls of among the refugee near them. As I grow up all my life in Bangladesh as a girl, I know how awful it is for a girl to seek care about any health issue, not only gynecological. It is just as viewed even among the literate community that girls are just a reproductive machine. Worse even more as not only a man or a father is ignorant but also mother is ignorant of healthcare for their daughter. So any organization put step forward breaking all nonsense social custom of their, to give priority of girl's well being physically and psychologically, is well appreciated. So far from abroad I can reach out I of events I think Hope Hospital for women and children is doing something towards that step. We should facilitate their effort to train more doctors, midwives, nurses and with medical supplies for shake of the vulnerable girls of Bangladesh.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Quality and exclusive services of HOPE Foundation attract me a lot. This organization is a role model for representing Maternal & Child care services along with Obstetric Fistula treatment, Cleft and Burn Surgeries, Tele-medicine services. Three years long Midwifery diploma program is another excellent initiative of HOPE Foundation which is producing skilled midwives every year who are serving for ensuring safe delivery to thousands of mothers. Proud to be a part of this truly humanitarian organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The best life changing experience ever.
THANK YOU

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with HOPE in the Rohingya Camps.
They are doing remarkable work for the women.

It was a pleasure!

1 Jessica L.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing work ; Dr. Mahmood is the real deal, he runs a medical practice in Miami and has built and runs the Hope Foundation creating health equity and availability in his native Bangladesh. It was an honor to assist him briefly as a volunteer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am excited to be able to write a review for HOPE Foundation. I have known and have followed HOPE Foundation from its very early days. To this day, I have never been disappointed by their work for the Women & Children in need in rural Bangladesh. I have to be honest and say that I have known Dr. Mahmood, the founder, since our Med School days and so my rating here could be considered biased. But it is not. I have known him from his young days as an honest, polite, sincere, and a dedicated individual. I have seen him to be very caring of his patients from our residency days. So it was of no surprise when I learnt that he is spearheading a foundation that would dedicate itself to the betterment of underprivileged Women and Children in Bangladesh. Quality health services have not reached the small, faraway cities yet. Women and children are neglected even more in a male dominated society in Bangladesh. Dr. Mahmood and a few of his colleagues and friends took up a huge challenge and formed HOPE Foundation. To bring Hope to the neglected. Among lot of their initiatives, a major work was to perform free surgeries to repair Fistulas in women which is a common complication of prolong labor handled by unqualified midwives. To this date, thousands of ill fated women were rescued from their misery. Over the years HOPE has become much bigger and organized. They have built multiple small hospitals for the children and their mothers. They provide free treatment to them. Many doctors and nurses provide voluntary hours, specialists put their expertise at work for free or for a minimal charge. Others put their services for very little pay. Yet, it is a monumental task and has a lot of expenses in terms of construction, maintenance, staff pay, medicine, surgical equipment and so much more. In terms of US currency, a mere $10 can buy medicine and food for a child. HOPE Foundation do not ask for much, whatever one can provide is a Star Donation. I firmly believe that every penny is used for a worthy cause. I firmly believe that the meager $100 I donate brings smile to a child or a mother. I wish all the best for HOPE Foundation. Keep bringing joy and happiness to the underprivileged Women & Children of Bangladesh.

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Dr. Ehsan Siddique

Faculty, Broward College, Florida, USA.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am continually inspired by HOPE Hospital and the difference they are making in the lives of poor women and children in Bangladesh. Not only that, but they were one of the first responders to the Rohingya refugee crisis last year. Supporting their work keeps me from hopelessness when I'm reading the news. Thank you, HOPE Hospital!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a donor for two years, since my sister introduced them to me. These guys do great work and help a lot of people. I follow them on Facebook and they are always doing something interesting, opening a new hospital, helping Rohingya refugees during monsoon rains, helping moms and babies through safe deliveries and so much more. I know my donation goes far with these guys.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a small but mighty charity. They do wonderful work to help women and children in Bangladesh, but so much more. They were one of the first charities on the ground after the Rohingya influx began in late 2017 and it is so impressive to me how quickly they were able to mobilize their team to triage, open mobile clinics and provide health services to this community. What they went through to get to Bangladesh was just awful, but I'm so glad that HOPE and their team are based in this area to provide quality care to help them regain their health. I feel so good about my donations here and I know others will, too!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It grew on my watch from scratch to an inspiration for all.

Donor

Rating: 5

Have watched them over the years. Spend their money wisely and provide excellent, much needed services to all comers.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to visit the hospital situated in Coxsbazzar, Chittagong, Bangladesh. A dedicated team is working with limited resources. Despite their limitations, team is trying their best and undoubtedly providing services for a neglected vulnerable group .
I support this charity wholeheartedly with the hope that more resources will be available in the future to help them to continue the good work.

1 Mohd A R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent. Dr. Iftikhar bhai do a phenomenal work with this charity

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh has been making tireless, consistent strides for many years to helping any and as many people as they can. It was such a pleasure to meet some of their visionary, clinical volunteers dedicated to Hope Foundation's mission. May this foundation be blessed with funding and support to continue to educate the Cox's Bazaar community, and provide care to those who need them. Their help extends to the Cox's Bazaar community, geographically displaced persons, and those who travel from long distances in faith that Hope Foundation may heal them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered with HOPE Foundation in Cox's Bazaar and what they have built there is amazing. I was able to participate in an evaluation review with them for their Safe Motherhood Project and I was able to see firsthand through my interviews with locals that the work they are doing is extremely important.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with the Hope Foundation for more than a decade. It is an amazing organization that has been making real differences in lives of millions neglected people, especially women and children, of rural Bangladesh over the last two decades. Since the inception, Hope has been dedicated to improve women's and children's health not only by providing full-fledged health and medical services but also developing educated trained workforce (mid-wife), who eventually serve in the rural and remote areas where government sponsored services hardly reach. The foundation is gradually expanding it's capacity by accumulating donations from charitable individuals and organizations from all over the world.
I wish all the best for the Hope and Bangladesh.

1 jlove123

Donor

Rating: 5

HOPE Foundation is run by an exceptional, hard working and extremely lean team. There are few organizations as dedicated as they are to helping poor women, children and even men get the health care they desperately need. I am proud to be a donor and supporter of their work!

1 Tareq S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great organization working for women in a remote place in Bangladesh. They perform fistula repair surgery at free of cost.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

This organization has great potentials to provide substantive healthcare services to the un-served, under-served and needy people in southeastern coastal region of Bangladesh in and around Cox's Bazar, the land of longest natural beach and longest marine drive in the world. In the area of Maternal and Child Health, HOPE has made remarkable improvement in terms of quality and expansion of its services. It has also spearheaded knowledge empowerment of the community women on reproductive, maternal and child health in particular while public health awareness in general, through short training and midwifery diploma.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HOPE Foundation is a wonderful organization that maximizes its limited resources devoted to providing unparalleled healthcare to women and children in need. Moreover, the organization focuses on grassroots approaches to its programs as well as capacity-building of local staff to ensure sustainability and local solutions.

1 Shahab E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited Hope Foundation in Bangladesh once 2yrs ago and I was so impressed with the job they do to help poor people, men, women and children that I felt the need to take my young adult daughter this year.We visited in February 2017 again.We were blessed to participate in opening ceremony of a new birthing center in rural Cox’s bazar . My daughter had the same level of excitement that I had. We feel this is a very good place to donate hard earned money. Every penny donated is being used for the cause of humanity.

Now with the flood of distressed Rohinga refugees from neighboring Myanmar , hope foundation again came forward with it’s helping hands.

Dr. Iftekhar Mahmood ,the founder of Hope Foundation is a big dreamer with Hope of making our earth more beautiful. I pray that we will have more people like him for the cause of humanity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, my role included raising money for those impoverished individuals who needed it. The funds raised goes towards medical supplies, hospital beds and much more. This foundation helps impoverished individuals attain proper health and affords them the opportunity to seek proper medical care. Thanks to the hard work of the many volunteers of HOPE Foundation, many women & children in Bangladesh will be able to live healthier lives.

Nadene Swartzentruber B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I visited the HOPE Foundations hospital and saw first-hand how they are serving the people in rural Bangladesh, providing skilled surgery for fistula repair and hosting the midwifery school for 30 students. I am proud to know Dr. Iftiker Mahmood and hope his passion for his people is rewarded with support from many.

Mo E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely the most awesome experience I had volunteering for HOPE. Hope foundation truly helps the people who really are in need of care and they do it with so much passion. Every person dedicated to HOPE work very hard to give care for the people of Bangladesh.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

great! the staff was very helpful helping me to arrange everything for my volunteer experience
thank you

1 Jennifer B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After spending two weeks with the Hope Foundation in Bangladesh, I can attest to the professionalism of this organization and the far reaching impacts of their work. The desperate need for services for women and children are being addressed in many ways. Beginning on a grassroots level with Women's Club meetings, providing support and information critical for women's health. The hospital is dedicated to midwifery education and is the only dedicated Fistula Repair Center in Bangladesh. Addressing the needs of women in remote areas by improving access to skilled birth care has been addressed with the opening of midwife led birth centers in communities that previously had no access to skilled birth attendants. The current Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis is in the community of the Hope Foundation, Cox's Bazar, and the Hope Foundation has been instrumental in addressing the medical needs of women and children in the refugee camps, setting up clinics and providing medical staff. As a local organization, Hope Foundation, is uniquely posed to address the unprecedented refugee crisis.

1 NAda A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for hope foundation a few years back and had a life changing experience serving those in need in Southern Bangladesh. The staff were all very warm and welcoming. I keep thinking about and praying for them all in this hard times as they strive to help the thousands of refugees who cross the borders.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HOPE Foundation showed me the importance of maternal health for the well being of the society.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great experience!
Always on top ! Recommended- Great staff

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HOPE Foundation show me how important maternal health is for the community well being.