Through the ongoing programs of TMSS, we have initiated programs to eradicate gender violence, establish rights and support settlements. During FY 2019-2020, we have reached 235167 people through our human rights and social justice related activities.
TMSS management has given top priority in the provision of affordable and quality health services for its member and the general mass as well. Health is considered as one of the most crucial developmental elements with priority to address the basic needs of the poor. To materialize this TMSS started its health services in 1990 by ensuring optimal health care services for the poor and under privileged people. Gradually the healthcare services and programs of this sector were expanded in manifold dimensional aspects such as in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care level as well as in medical, dental, nursing, paramedical and health technology education through establishing hospitals, community level sub- centers and educational institutes. The 20 storied 1000 bed TMSS Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital (TMC & RCH) is a focal point of TMSS Health Sectors. Rafatullah Community Hospital (RCH) was established in the year 1995 at Thengamara village by Professor Dr. Hosne- Ara Begum the founding Executive Director of TMSS through the financial assistance of Terre des Homes- Netherlands. It has been launched with the dream and theme to deliver health care services to the poor and rural people of Northern Bangladesh at an affordable cost.
TMSS not only established a 1000 bed Hospital but also 97 satellite clinics in the rural areas. In addition, in the medical and health education, TMSS has given equal emphasis to medical, para-medical; community health service education institutes. Primary care starts at the village satellite clinic at microfinance group members ‘neighborhoods. The satellite clinic usually organizes a weekly group meeting with its microfinance participants. Paramedical staff or medical assistants provide the service. The2nd tier of service is provided at the sub-center. There are 483 sub-centers at 45 districts of Bangladesh for all villagers irrespective of their microfinance participation and with a minimum fee for services (TK 5.00/ or $0.058) or free of cost in most cases. The sub centers are the first place for institutional development work. There is a duty roster to indicate the availability of the doctor who provides healthcare to the villagers apart from paramedic/medical assistant. The sub centers operate on a daily basis. If necessary, the patients are referred by the village sub center to better facilities. Also TMSS has started operations of 150-bed cancer care unit (TCC) at RCH recently with latest Technology,Trained man power and wonderful facilities. TMSS has a good networking system and transportation facilities. Transportation is available to move patients from the sub center to other facilities at a nominal charge. Tertiary care is provided in Bogra district where TMSS has its own hospitals, diagnostic services and medical college. In addition, most government facilities are linked with the TMSS network and with the government service providers extending their full support to TMSS.
TMSS Health Sector has been working as a supplementary force to Government for building Bangladesh as a healthy, dynamic and disease free country in South Asia.
Annual Development Program
Access of to health care and medical treatment for the poor and destitute people, especially the women and children at TMSS Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital.
Smile Train Rafatullah Community Hospital Cleft Project (STRCP)
Provision of medical service and assistance to the children and patients born with Cleft lip and Palates, especially targeting the poor community.
Skills Building Program for Rural Youth in Bangladesh (Eye Mitro) Project
Sustainable vision for the underserved communities and livelihood opportunity for educated unemployed youth in northern Bangladesh.
TMSS Medical College, Jahanara and Jillur Eye Care Centre
Provide healthcare services to significantly reduce the backlog of cataract blindness, deal with childhood blindness and correction of refractive errors and low vision, develop capacity for sub-specialty services, such as for cornea, retina, glaucoma, and raise awareness on eye health in Bogura, Joypurhat, Naogaon, and Gaibandha districts.
TMSS Health Care Centre (THCC)
To provide primary health care services to the rural poor, specially neglected women, adolescents and children.
1000 Bedded TMSS Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital
Provision of Medical Graduates Course facility and regular medical service and health-care for the poor people from Bogura and its surroundings.
TMSS Diabetic Care Service
To make anti-diabetes/diabetes-control system and technique available to the diabetic patients as the supplementary multifarious service provider of TMSS Health Sector.
Medical Equipment to Strengthen the Capacity of Coronary And Trauma Services
Develop TMC and RCH as an effective center for providing Coronary and Trauma Care Services to more critical CVD and RTI patients
Prosthetic and Orthotic Limb Center
To provide Prosthetic and Orthotic limbs at nominal cost to the people of the area, particularly the poor patients including services for Polio and club foot patients.
TMSS Fatematuz Zohora (Ra:) Hospital
To improve the health status of people of its catchment area especially poor people in order to contribute to increased productivity and socio-economic development through providing equitable access to cost-effective and quality health services.
10 Beds TMSS Sahera Waseque Hospital and Research Center
10 Beds TMSS Sahera Waseque Hospital and Research Center Provision of regular medical service and health-care for the poor people from Kurigram and its surroundings and promote medical research.
TMSS Masuda Maternity Hospital (TMMH)
10 Beds TMSS Sahera Waseque Hospital and Research Center Reduce Child and Maternity mortality rate through providing quality healthcare service.