Community Health Program- Healthcare services for Garments workers
Under Community Health Program, Ghashful is providing healthcare services for Garments workers by addressing their workplace and personal healthcare issues.
Workplace Healthcare Intervention for Garments Employees
Since 2000, Ghashful has been implementing the workplace based healthcare intervention, targeting the garments employees living in Chattogram City Corporation. The city has thousands of garment factories and two of the main EPZs in its boundary. In this perspective, a vast number of garments workers have been targeted for the integrated approach of Ghashful healthcare intervention.
It’s a fact that 90% of the garment workers have come from poor families of urban and rural areas. They are not aware of their health care. Moreover, they donot get enough time and money to get treatment outside the workplaces. For this reason, this affects their life skills as they do not get timely information.
Considering the vulnerability, Ghashful CHP is providing the emergency healthcare services and some essential medicines to the garment workers at their workplaces. To grow awareness about the hazards and the ways to fight off the challenges of the incurable diseases, such as SRHR and HIV, is one of the included initiatives of the program.