HelpAge Bangladesh Country Office
HelpAge has been working with affiliates and partners in Bangladesh since 1991. We set up our Bangladesh country office in 2009 to support older people and their families.
We work in several different areas including emergency responses, disaster risk reduction, older citizen’s monitoring, improving older people’s access to their rights and entitlements, empowering older people’s associations to campaign and influencing social pensions policy.
HelpAge International Bangladesh
6th floor, (Maanco House)
116 Arjatpara, Mohakhali,
Tel +88 02 55022204-05
Fax +88 02 55022206
Bangladesh Association for the Aged and Institute of Geriatric Medicine.
Bangladesh Association for the Aged and Institute of Geriatric Medicine (BAAIGM), popularly known as Probhin Hitoishi Sangha, is a voluntary, non-profit NGO established in 1960. It is the oldest and largest NGO working in Bangladesh to help and improve life for older people throughout the country, focusing specifically on maintaining physical and mental health.
BAAIGM studies the health and socio-economic circumstances of older people, and communicates this to communities and policy makers. It organises courses and training on ageing, and builds older people’s skills to help them generate income and find employment.
BAAIGM became a HelpAge global network member in 2017.
Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition
Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition (BWHC), a national non-governmental organisation, was established in 1980 with a vision of a just society where women are equal. They pioneered a health service scheme, through which mothers can access a wide range of health services.
BWHC runs three major programmes and five pilots through its 40 reproductive health centres. Each centre provides both clinical services and community-based activities.
Their mission is to provide communities with a wide range of information and services that support women’s development activities. Their programmes focus on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS, counselling, community-based awareness raising to change attitudes and family education.
Joined HelpAge global network in 2010, BWHC works with HelpAge International to challenge thinking and encourage action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for older women and girls.
Resource Integration Centre
The Resource Integration Centre (RIC) is a NGO founded in 1981 by a group of social activists with a mission to support national development. RIC operates in rural areas to support older people’s rights, economic independence and access to care and services.
RIC’s objectives are to empower older people by building up institutions, supporting women’s development through awareness-raising and responding to emergencies. They also provide services such education to under-privileged people, income generation activities through micro-credit schemes and disaster management programmes.
In partnership with HelpAge International, RIC runs an older citizens monitoring project in which groups of older people monitor the implementation of the Old Age Allowance scheme. Finally, RIC also participates in the HelpAge network Age Demands Action campaign.
RIC has been working with HelpAge International since 1998 and became HelpAge global network member in 2004.
House # 20 (new), Road # 11 (new)
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
Telephone : 880-2-58152424
FAX : 880-2-8114034
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dhaka Ahsania Mission
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) was founded in 1958 and works to enhance people’s capacities to maximally utilize their inner potentials. Their main purpose is to improve living conditions for vulnerable people in all ages.
They work with a multifaceted thematic focus and diverse programmes including education, health, livelihood, human rights & social justice, disaster risk reduction and climate changes.
DAM is member of the Social Protection Working Group in Bangladesh and is therefore very well placed to take forward ageing issues in the country that like many is facing a massive increase in the 60+ group over the next 40 years.
The mission is running community-based centres in 35 districts of Bangladesh and is supporting the HelpAge global network’s reach into even the smallest communities of rural Bangladesh. They are currently building their capacity to focus more on health and care, intergenerational work and other types of community-based work with and for older people.
DAM receives funding from both the Government and the public and has a well-developed capacity to do institutional fundraising and generating resources through running social enterprises.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission became HelpAge global network member in October 2012.