Action Aid came to Bangladesh in 1983 to support an orphanage in Bhola named ‘For Those Who Have Less’ (locally known as ‘Bittohin’). Today Action Aid is committed to changing the capacities of people and groups whose rights have been denied, violated in attaining justice, and a life of dignity. Action Aid Bangladesh also assists efforts and builds capacities of actors of civil society and partner communities’ whom we believe are engaged in safeguarding and promoting people’s rights. Action Aid Bangladesh always had a distinctive approach be it from the early days of simplicity to today’s complex nature of issues. Action Aid Bangladesh starting its journey from a very small with a minimalist approach today has become a relatively important player of the vibrant NGO movement that seeks to fight poverty in the country. In the year 2006, Eminence conducted a Health Mapping of Bangladesh with the technical and financial support from Action Aid. To know more about Action Aid please click here. More information on the study report can be found upon request.
Action Against Hunger, known as ACF International is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, ACF saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. ACF integrates activities in emergency nutrition, longer-term food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene. ACF’s 4,600+ professionals work in over 40 countries to carry out innovative, life-saving programs in nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation, & hygiene. Eminence participated in a case study together with ACFin Lalmonirhat and Shunamgonj district of Bangladesh together with Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS). To know more about ACF Bangladesh, please click here. More information on the study report can be found upon request.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a 5-year initiative (2009-2013) to improve infant and young child nutrition by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. A&T aims to reach more than 16 million children under 2 years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. Under the small grants program Eminence has successfully implemented an operational research “Assessing the cost effectiveness of training and supervision of frontline workers on early breastfeeding practices” managed by University of California Davis. This one-year operational research started in May, 2010 in Panchagarh district, the most northern part of Bangladesh, including a total of nine unions from three selected upazilas aiming to improve breastfeeding practices by strengthening capacity of front line workers. To know more about the small grants programme please click here. In addition to the small grants program Eminence also implemented an advocacy initiative supported by the A&T named ‘Positioning and Integrating Program and Communication Tools, to improve Hand washing practices with Soap before food preparation and feeding the child, within the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program and the IYCF programs’ in 2012. More information on the activities can be found upon request.
Concern Universal has worked in Bangladesh since 1994 and helps around 1.2m people each year. This UK based NGO works in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Southeast, and the Northwest, where regular floods affect two million ultra-poor families. Major areas of this NGO includes: primary health care; water and sanitation (particularly in schools); disaster preparedness and short-term emergency relief; and rural livelihoods and adapting to climate change. To enhance sustainability in all of its activities, Concern Universal Bangladesh strengthens the capacity of its partners through Organizational Development activities and wherever possible enhances the access of vulnerable groups to relevant Government of Bangladesh services. To know more about this organization please click here. Eminence has conducted a survey with Concern Universal in the year 2008 titled Community Perspectives on Water and Sanitation towards Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the final evaluation of the Community-based disaster risk reduction project in Barguna and Patuakhali. More information on the study reports can be found upon request.
DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, making it the most international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 315,000 employees, it provides solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs. DHL is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL and encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, and DHL Supply Chain. To know more about DHL Bangladesh please click here. Through, its Corporate Social Activities, DHL Bangladesh has supported Eminence with its cancer related initiatives. More information about the initiatives can be found upon request.
GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) Bangladesh Limited carries with it an enviable image and reputation for the past six (6) decades. As a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline GSK Bangladesh, continues to be committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. The Company’s principle activities include secondary manufacture of pharmaceutical products and marketing of vaccines, and pharmaceutical healthcare products. To know more about the company, please click here. With its influential marketing activities, Eminence has collaborated with GSK Bangladesh. More information about the initiatives can be found upon request.
Since 1984, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has provided technical assistance to more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries, advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries. The DHS Program has earned a worldwide reputation for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition. The DHS Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Contributions from other donors, as well as funds from participating countries, also support surveys. The project is implemented by ICF International. More information on the DHS Program can be found by clicking here. Eminence has collaborated with the DHS Program through the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey’s and Journalists activities. More information about the initiatives can be found upon request.
Islamic Relief, Bangladesh (IRB) is an International Development Organization established in 1984 and registered with the UK government charity commission. It has a consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council. It is a member of Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA), Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), European Confederation of Development and Relief NGOs (CONCORD), British Overseas NGOs for Development and International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Islamic Relief, Bangladesh started its works in Bangladesh regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and gender and involved in nation building since 1991. Islamic Relief seeks to promote sustainable economic and social empowerment by working with local communities in times of disasters as well as through development programs in the sectors of child rights, gender, water and sanitation, education, sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction. To know more about IRB, please click here. Eminence has collaborated with IRB on the occasions of Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development and for conducting climate finance related studies. More information about the conference and the study can be found upon request.
The James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University was established in 2004 as an international educational and research institution focusing on the integral areas of teaching, research, and services. The goal of the School is not only to impart knowledge but also to act as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation through research and training that connects with practice. Aside from the flagship educational programmes, JPGSPH possesses a burgeoning research portfolio conducting innovative and pioneering studies on public health issues funded by multiple international donors. JPGSPH also provides services in the form of trainings, advocacy workshops, and seminars with a special focus on the rights of the marginalized and vulnerable population of Bangladesh. More information about the School can be found by clicking this link. Eminence has worked with the school of public health on the occasions of Bangladesh Health Watch 2012 and then again while organizing the Urban Health Symposium. More information about the symposium and the study can be found upon request.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) seeks to create conditions whereby the people of Bangladesh have the opportunity to reach and maintain the highest attainable level of people health. It is a vision that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and therefore the need to promote health and reduce suffering in the spirit of social justice. With a view to accelerating progress of the health, population and nutrition (HPN) sector and addressing the challenges, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has been implementing the Health Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) for a period of five years from July 2011 to June 2016. The priority of the program is to stimulate demand and improve access to and utilization of HPN services in order to reduce morbidity and mortality; reduce population growth rate and improve nutritional status, especially of women and children. To know more about the ministry, please visit their site. Through the Community Clinic project of the ministry and the Directorate General of Health Services, and Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Eminence conducted number of research, training, and advocacy activities. More information on the projects can be found upon request.