Ashulia Women and Children Hospital (AWCH) is a non-profit and philanthropic organization, a concern of CWCH trust. In 2002, a group of distinguished Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and professionals recognized the need for a healthcare center to cater to the underprivileged. They envisioned providing specialized medical care to women and children at a minimum cost. Established in 2004 as the Center for Woman and Child Health, it later expanded into a full-fledged hospital to meet the broader healthcare needs of the community. In 2022, it was renamed AWCH to better reflect its services and mission, focusing on the overall development of women and children.

Located on 3.76 acres in Ashulia, AWCH is an eight-story building with over 250,000 SFT of space. The hospital provides a functional and visually appealing environment for patients, visitors, and medical staff. The surrounding lush green area creates a peaceful atmosphere. Since 2004, AWCH has been in operation, offering outpatient services 24/7. The hospital, with 250 beds, features 12 ICUs, 08 HDUs, 12 NICUs, and Neonatology. Over 100 doctors and physicians, including senior consultants, ensure comprehensive care. AWCH is equipped with modern facilities, including a Dialysis center, Diagnostic lab, Emergency wing, and more, fulfilling its commitment to provide exceptional healthcare.

Our Mission

To provide quality health care services with compassion and at low cost to the community people especially underprivileged women and children through a mechanism of sustainability.
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Our Vision

  • To set an example of a philanthropic and non-profit health care provider for women and children by compassionate medical professionals.
  • To continue research to prioritize the health needs of women and children.
  • To continue training to medical professionals to improve service delivery at all levels.
  • To establish Post Graduate institute for Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nursing College and Medical College.
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Our Values

Persons working in AWCH carry the following values:
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Humanity
  • Ethics
  • Transparency
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Messages from the Chairman

Professor Dr. M Q-K Talukder

The Centre for Woman and Child Health (CWCH) was conceived as a non-profit organization in 2002 by a group of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and medical professionals to address the high mortality and morbidity in women and children in our and other low-income countries. In the 20 years that have since passed, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) fell from 401 per 100,000 live births in 2002 to 87 per 100,000 in 2021. Similarly, the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) was 81 per 1,000 live births in 2001 and this figure is predicted to fall to 22 per 1,000 live births in 2021.

Our aim is to promote the overall development of women and children with particular emphasis on their health and nutrition. We are dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of the underprivileged through their full participation. Our objectives are clinical service provision, human resource development, and research.

Over 100 doctors at this Centre are giving consultation services daily to about 500-900 patients – over 80% of whom are garment workers and their children. Alongside busy clinical service provision, the CWCH is active nationally in public health and nutrition dialogue and advocacy. The Centre’s primary focus on the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding allows CWCH to address not only the immediate problems of childhood malnutrition and mortality but also the long-term issue of noncommunicable diseases which have reached epidemic proportions in Bangladesh.

One illustration of this tailor-made response is financial support for those unable to pay. In its operation of over two decades, no patient has been denied service at the Centre because they couldn’t afford it. This non-profit hospital called the Ashulia Women and Children Hospital (AWCH) since 2022, continues to provide quality services at cost to its clients with compassion and empathy. We have no marketing budget – advertisement is solely by word of mouth from satisfied patients.

Although the hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technology backed by experienced and reputed medical professionals in their respective fields, we are trying hard to prevent the commercialization of medical care which is commonplace across the country. One such instance is our continuous striving to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections not only in our hospital but also in six other major maternity units in the Dhaka and Mymensingh districts. We are also in the vanguard of the breastfeeding movement with two of our Directors on the Board of Trustees of the Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF).

The key ingredient for the people-centred service at CWCH is the sincerity of intention of those who have invested personal resources for human welfare in the form of financial, technical, and managerial input. Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala has said in the Holy Quran

‘And only spend to please Allah’.

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Messages from the CEO

Dr. Dabir Uddin Ahmed

The health care provided by Ashulia Women and Children Hospital is all about people, namely you, our valued customers. We have an amazing, dedicated and compassionate team to serve the underprivileged women and children within very low cost. I am deeply grateful for your continued support to this philanthropic non-profit hospital. Your generosity allows us to provide vital medical care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

I am thrilled to address you as the CEO of our beloved hospital. Our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services remains unwavering, and I am grateful for the dedication shown by our staff in these challenging times.

I invite you to stay engaged with us as we embark on new initiatives and make significant strides in our mission to improve the health and well-being of underprivileged community. We need your generous support to meet the day to day increasing operational expenses to help the increasing number of patients attending at AWCH.

So when you or your loved ones need a hospital, you can count on us. I assure you, we remain committed to fulfilling this community’s health care needs now and into the future, which is always driven by our ‘Patient First Ethics’.

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