Staying Stronger, Together.
COVID-19 Response Activities of SAJIDA Foundation – As of July 15th, 2021
Households Received Emergency Food and Hygiene Package: 78,368
Beneficiaries Received Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: 1,865
Consultations Provided Through SAJIDA 24/7 Doctor Hotline: 5,325
Mental Health Tele-Counselling Calls: 21,817
Samples from Suspected COVID-19 Patients Collected: 2,291
Medical Staff Oriented/Trained by DGHS on COVID-19: 70
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sets Distributed: 56,140
People Using Hand Washing Devices: 2,281,687
Portable Hand Washing Devices Installed: 585
Farmers & Consumers Received Support: 1,790
Slums Decontaminated: 30 , People Covered: 49,877
Waste Bins Delivered to RMG Factories: 300
Mental Health Facebook Live Attended: 58,531
Users Reached Through Messenger Chatbot: 10,711
People attended Webinar & Seminar Session: 593
Combating the On–Going COVID
COVID-19 is still at large in Bangladesh. 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 an MOU with the 250-bed General Hospital (DGHS) Jeshore, 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
Signing an MOU with the 250-bed General Hospital (DGHS) in Jashore, where an experienced team of 50 healthcare champions is fully managing an 11-bed ICU, 21-bed HDU, and extending treatment to patients in the red and yellow zone. 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.