Non Communicable Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
The NCDC works to reduce mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases in Bangladesh through control of risk factors and improving health service delivery.
In January 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the NCDC program of DGHS and TraumaLink to facilitate post-crash care for road traffic injury victims in Bangladesh. Through the support of the WHO, we have worked in partnership with the DGHS since early 2022 to develop operational protocols and the training manual for post-crash response, and have established a pilot program to provide post-crash services on a 10 km section of the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Gazaria, Munshiganj.
World Health Organization Bangladesh
Since 1972 the WHO has been a key partner of the Government of Bangladesh. They provide technical advice and support for the development and improvement of the health of the country’s population.
The WHO has provided crucial financial and technical support for the efforts of DGHS and TraumaLink in expanding post-crash services in Bangladesh. They have assembled a broad coalition of government and nongovernmental organizations to draw on their different areas of expertise and to help assure widespread and ongoing support for this initiative.
SpaandanB is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to better the lives of the less advantaged people of Bangladesh, regardless of their religion, color, age, disability or sex.
SpaandanB began a partnership with TraumaLink in January 2021 to expand post-crash services on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, the busiest and most dangerous road in Bangladesh. Through the generous support of SpaandanB’s donors we have already trained and equipped 245 volunteers, both men and women, who are now providing coverage along 62 km of the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway from Kotbari Bus Stand, Cumilla to Dhum Ghat Bus Stand, Chagalnaiya, Feni. Work is currently underway on the next phase of the project, extending coverage another 22 km to the Nizampur Bazar, Mirsharai Upazila.
Rahim Family Foundation
The Foundation has been a strong and consistent advocate of TraumaLink. In 2020 they generously sponsored a 15 km expansion of these services, with 60 new volunteers, on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, from the Cheora Bus Stand, Chauddagram to the Feni Pvt Hospital and Laparoscopic Institute, Feni Sadar.
Pierre Fabre Foundation
The Pierre Fabre Foundation strives to enable communities from developing countries, as well as those plunged into severe crisis by political or economic upheaval and/or natural disaster, to access the quality and levels of everyday health care and the widely-used drugs defined by the WHO and other organisations as essential to human health.
As part of their support for laureates of the 2018 Global South eHealth Observatory Award, the Foundation sponsored a 35 km expansion on the Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Mymensingh Highways between September 2018 and August 2019. In 2022 they sent a representative to perform research for a case study on TraumaLink. During his time in Bangladesh he worked closely with TraumaLink staff to better understand the practical aspects our operations. He interviewed staff members, toured the central office and call center, and observed a volunteer training session. He also visited Gazaria, Munshiganj, one of the catchment areas established through the Foundation’s support, to interview stakeholders, operators, and beneficiaries.
United States Agency for International Development
The U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.
With support from a Development Innovation Ventures award, we expanded our operations by another 80 km on the Dhaka-Aricha and Dhaka-Chattogram Highways between March 2017 and April 2018.
We have also built a strong network of formal partnerships with government, academic, and non-governmental institutions working in road safety to collaborate in research, prevention, and advocacy. We have provided emergency first aid training to our volunteers, university students, and members of youth organizations. We work with corporations and non-governmental organizations to create better services. Our current partners are: