School Health Service Programme (SHSP)DCH Trust has developed health services initiative for the school children. It is now providing health services to 16 schools of Dhaka City and Pabna. The programme is operating since 1990. Under SHSP, DCH provides Health Education on Personal Hygiene,
Dhaka Community Hospital Trust established in 1988. From its inception DCH Trust is running Rural Health Programme with active participation of local community. Up to now DCHTrust established 30 Community based Health Centerin different areas districts of Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, more than 250,000 cleft lip patients are left without any form of treatment whatsoever. Poverty makes it impossible for most of the cleft patients to get any surgical help. Their deformed facial structure keeps them from attending schools or finding a job. These patients are unfortunately, always neglected; especially girls.
Industries Health or Work Place Care servicesDhaka Community Hospital (DCH)has developed and run an Industrial Health Insurance programme to provide health care services in different industries. Most work place clinics are located at spots where majority of workers are women (Garments). The satellite teams (doctors and paramedics) visit these industries at a regular interval (weekly or fortnightly).
Research Programme DCH Trust is doing various research activities on Health, Arsenic and Occupational Health Safety in collaboration with local and international organizations or institutions like Harvard School of Public Health, HarvardUniversity, Oregon State University-USA, Boston Children Hospital -USA, South Australia University, Jadovpur University-India, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
MERCY Malaysia and DCH has jointly established health education program to the arsenic affected vulnerable community of Bangladesh. The Purposeof this project: To increase knowledge regarding water-sanitation-hygiene issues of the arsenic affected vulnerable community in order to reduce the morbidity rate of „ Diseases including water born & diarrhoea‟ through providing health education at the arsenic affected vulnerable community in the selected unions at Kabarikhola village of Pabna district
DCH has established an Arsenic Treatment Unit in Dhaka, where the arsenic patients receive health support at free of cost. These include treatment, food, medicine, investigation and surgical interventions too. Now 300 serious patients are getting hospital treatments regularly. In addition, 16000 arsenic patients are getting support from the hospital OPD. To provide health support to the arsenic patients DCH has implemented the following programmes.