Welcome to the Bangladesh Health Project
Our overall goal is to develop human resources in Bangladesh to improve population health. Since 2003, volunteers from the Mid-Main Community Health Centre in Vancouver, Canada have been working with Dhaka’s IUBAT- International University of Business Agriculture and Technology to launch a nursing school (BScN degree). IUBAT alumni are now working in Bangladesh and Nepal as front-line nurses, instructors and leaders. Our next priority was to “train the trainers” and to develop Open Educational Resources for novice nurse educators. Now we are creating career pathways for nurses and others by assisting IUBAT to start a Masters in Public Health Program. The Bangladesh Health Project also supports a rural development project that improves population health through education.
The Bangladesh Health Project offers stimulating and meaningful volunteer work for nurses and other health care professionals to contribute to sustainable change in the health care system. We recruit RNs, LPNs, Physicians, Allied Health and Public Health Professionals to teach lectures and supervise clinical placements for BScN and MPH students at in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
If you or someone you know is interested in spending a “semester abroad”, please see our Volunteer page and read testimonials from previous volunteers. Please contact us with any questions.
The Bangladesh Health Project is a not-for-profit organization with no government funding. It is sustained through private contributions, such as monetary donations, volunteer effort and education supplies, with very low overhead. All donations are used directly toward the project and its beneficiaries.
Take a look at our Donations page to learn more about ways you can contribute. Your contribution towards population health in Bangladesh is greatly appreciated.