Staying Stronger, Together.
COVID-19 Response Activities of SAJIDA Foundation – As of October 31st, 2021
Individuals Received Emergency Food and Hygiene Packages: 316,232
Beneficiaries Supported through COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: 7,755
Consultations Provided through SAJIDA’s 24/7 Doctor Hotline: 6,230
Mental Health Tele-Counselling Calls: 26,637
Samples Collected from Suspected COVID-19 Patients: 1,999
Medical Staff Oriented/Trained by DGHS on COVID-19: 70
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distributed: 56,140
People Using Hand Washing Devices: 2,289,732
Portable Hand Washing Devices Installed: 585
Farmers & Consumers Received Support: 1,790
Slums Decontaminated: 30 , People Protected: 49,877
Waste Bins Delivered to RMG Factories: 300
Mental Health Facebook Audience: 58,531
Users Reached Through Messenger Chatbot: 10,711
People attended Webinar & Seminar Session: 2,241
Combating the On–Going Crisis
In the current climate of an ongoing pandemic, SAJIDA Foundation has geared up to take the utmost precautions to minimize risks for beneficiaries and staff alike. From setting up a COVID Unit with 22 semi-critical beds to signing MOUs with 4 border district DGHS Hospitals, to incorporating a robust 24/7 hotline number providing access to all services across SAJIDA’s health spectrum to the launch of COVIDaction Resilient Health Systems Project in Feni and Chandpur, ensuring access to specialized doctors for vulnerable communities, SAJIDA’s healthcare program is constantly exploring avenues to leverage the expertise gain from our successful delivery of service at SAJIDA Hospital, Naryanganj and implement those learning in areas of high infection rates
Setting up a COVID Unit with 22 semi-critical beds at SAJIDA Hospital, Keraniganj aimed to further galvanize the healthcare system with much-needed ICU beds. To know more about SAJIDA Hospital, Keraniganj click here
Furthermore, upon approval from DGHS, SAJIDA Foundation has been supporting four public hospitals in border districts and hotspot areas through its COVID Hospital Assistance Program. A team of 215 experienced healthcare champions have been deployed; ICU, HDU and Semi Critical Units have been established, and over 3,800 lives have been saved through this initiative. To know more click here
Incorporating a robust 24/7 health hotline number providing access to all services across SAJIDA’s health spectrum, an integral touchpoint for anyone going through medical or physical distress.
Launching COVIDaction Resilient Health Systems Project in Feni and Chandpur, ensuring access to specialized doctors, building a safety net to provide protection to underserved communities To know more about the COVIDaction project click here
Mental Health Wellbeing
Throughout the pandemic, SAJIDA Foundation has sought to raise awareness and address the often overlooked issues of mental health and well-being. Our Mental Health Program consists of three integrated projects dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of the population. SHOJON has kept up providing vital, affordable mental health tele-counseling services to clients currently suffering from psychological and mental health issues. Kaan Pete Roi, continues to provide immediate emotional support through a suicide prevention helpline while PHWC, alongside conducting their regular Employee Assistance Program has opened a 24/7 hotline number for frontline workers.
SHOJON has kept up providing vital, affordable mental health tele-counseling services to clients currently suffering from psychological and mental health issues. To know more about SHOJON’s initiatives click here
Kaan Pete Roi, throughout the pandemic, continued to provide immediate emotional support through a suicide prevention helpline. To know more about Kaan Pete Roi’s initiatives visit click here
PHWC, alongside conducting their regular Employee Assistance Program (EAP) aiding in the maintenance of the mental well-being of employees, has also opened a 24/7 hotline number for frontline workers. To know more about PHWC’s initiatives click here
Urban Extreme Poor Program
Providing a safety net for the Urban Extreme Poor population is a vital component for a thriving society. SAJIDA Foundation’s Urban Extreme Poor Program (SUEPP) is working to address this issue. Through initiatives such as the Emergency Food Response, Health and Livelihood (EFHL), and Amarao Manush’s Hygiene kit and Food Distribution, the program is set to change the story for many.
SAJIDA Foundation’s Urban Extreme Poor Program (SUEPP) launched Emergency Food Response, Health and Livelihood (EFHL) initiative; a long-term multi-phase program that aims to deliver efficient social protection to the Urban Extreme Poor. The first phase of the program has been initiated in Chandpur, Gazipur, and Dhaka. Program participants are receiving vouchers that can be exchanged for a cooked meal from local restaurants and a cotton mask from a network of local suppliers. In the long-term, the initiative shall expand by building a safety net ensuring food security, livelihood recovery, micro-business setup, along with access to healthcare service.
Vaccine Registration Drive
In the current climate of the pandemic, experts suggest that vaccination is the most effective long-term strategy to protect lives. SAJIDA Foundation, through its programs such as: Microfinance, Amrao Manush and WASH has facilitated vaccine registration for its program participants from underserved communities.
In the current climate of the pandemic, experts suggest that vaccination is the most effective long-term strategy to protect lives. To facilitate vaccine registration for underserved communities, SAJIDA Foundation’s Amrao Manush program initiated a vaccination registration drive in Maniknagar Dhaka, ensuring protection for over 3,500 individuals. Through the WASH program’s, “Addressing WASH Crisis Among RMG workers” project approximately 5,000 RMG workers aged 40 years and above, from 3 factories in Narayanganj, have been registered by SAJIDA Foundation for receiving COVID-19 vaccine through registration in the “Surakkha” app.