Tell us about your partnerships
Unilever (Floating Hospital – Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital)
Emirates Airlines (Floating Hospital – Emirates Floating Hospital)
Crucell (Immunization support program)
Cordaid (Sustainable Income Generation Project)
Humani Terra (Specialized Surgery Camps)
Help Doctors (Training for Disaster Medicine and Technical Support in Health)
Chars Livelihoods Programme, DFID (Education)
Manusher Jonno (Rights and Good Governance)
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
With the introduction of Rongdhonu, Friendship's healthcare model will be replicated in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh. Rongdhonu is the renovated Rainbow Warrior of Green Peace and its size will allow it to service the whole coastal of Bangladesh and beyond. In the south satellite clinics and a land based clinic to be introduced very soon.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Since 2000, Friendship has chosen to work in the most remote and under served communities of Bangladesh. Realising that main stream projects will be unsuccessful in such regions, Friendship takes great care to respond to the communities and utilize them to design projects rather than respond to the needs of the donors. The design of the secondary health camp projects ensures success through its commitment to the communities and from supporting organizations ensuring funds, equipments and technical expertise. The running of highly specialized health camps on the rivers on Bangladesh on floating hospitals is not only innovative but the only sustainable way to deliver quality care to the inaccessible people. Friendship is committed to overcoming all obstacles to deliver care to the chars.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list