Who We Are

Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) : Gono means People, Shasthaya means Health, Kendra means Center. GK emerged from the 1971 Liberation War when Bangladesh won its independence. During the war, doctors, medical students, fighters and volunteers established a 480-bed field hospital in Bisramganj, Tripura State, India, near the Cumilla District of then-East Pakistan. The hospital treated many wounded Freedom Fighters, refugees and local people. After the war ended, some of the doctors, medical students and volunteers started a hospital – first in Eskaton, Dhaka, then on donated land 22 miles away in Savar Thana. They set up tents and began holding health clinics. (Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) gave the new enterprise its name Gonoshasthaya Kendra ( GK ). GK adopted the motto “Gram e cholo, Gram goro” ( Let us go to the villages and build the villages). GK registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 1972 and soon expanded its activities to education, women’s development, agriculture, disaster management and delivery of primary health care from house to house in Bangladesh many villages. GK‘s began training young women and men in primary health care and pioneered many ways of demystifying health care and medicine from 1972 until today. GK has come a long way. GK has increased the number of villages covered by its health services from 50 villages with about 50,000 people, in the 1970’s to 615 villages with about 1 million people, today GK has 43 health centers in 19 districts ( see Bangladesh map ), Providing primary and secondary health care, reproductive, and child health care, GK is the one of the largest service providers in the health sector outside of the Government of Bangladesh.

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GK Emergency Rohingya Response Program (Cox's Bazar)

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GK Press Gonoshasthaya Kendra



Contract Signing



GK Driving School Gonoshasthaya Kendra



Agriculture Gonoshasthaya Kendra



Contract signing GK and Masihata Sweaters.



Partner's (GK) and French Support Committee (FSC)



Elderly Club by Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK)



Elderly Club by Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK)



Country's First Public Health Photo Contest 2018



Managing urinary incontinence (Gonoshasthaya Kendra)



Plastic surgery Team’s MDM Japan Visit of GK



Second Public Health Photo Contest (PHPC2019)upcoming



Launched Public Health Photo Contest (PHPC2019)



Countrywide second Public Health Photo Contest Begins



Dengue Prevention Rally 2019 ( Gonoshasthaya Kendra )



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