Welcome to the Bangladesh Health Project
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). The first cohort of students graduated in September 2009. IUBAT alumni are now working in Bangladesh and Nepal as front-line nurses, instructors and leaders. In addition, we work in partnership with some of the best hospitals in Bangladesh to provide upgrading for their nurses. Due to the critical shortage of local faculty, volunteers from Canada and elsewhere do most of the teaching. Our next priority is to “train the trainers” and to develop local educators. Our overall goal is to develop nursing leaders who can contribute significantly to improve population health.
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 through nursing education. We recruit RNs, LPNs, Physicians and Allied Health Professionals to teach lectures and clinical placements in a BScN program at a local university 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 do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
The Bangladesh Health Project is a not-for-profit organization with no government funding. It is sustained through private donations, such as monetary, volunteer and nursing education supplies, with very low overhead. All donations are used directly toward the project and the students.
Take a look at our Donations page to learn more about ways you can contribute. Your contribution towards the future of nursing in Bangladesh is greatly appreciated.