Surjer Hashi Network (SHN) has been operating a large number of clinics all over the country providing health and family planning services primarily to the low-income group and the ultra-poor people. Initiated in 1997 and funded by USAID, Surjer Hashi Clinics continued to serve the poor for about two decades through several NGOs, who managed the clinics until 2018. The clinics were later consolidated and registered as Surjer Hashi Network in 2018 as a not-for-profit company with a mission to provide quality and affordable health services to all Bangladeshis having mother and child health care in its focus. The network has been consistently making positive impacts in the areas of safe delivery, maternal and newborn care, vaccination and family planning, among other services. SHN is now a trusted name in the communities where its clinics are located.
Additionally, SHN has been playing a critical role for the prevention of infectious diseases. It supports the government in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Vitamin A and Hum-Rubella campaigns, TB Program, and Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
SHN reaches out to hard-to-reach areas through outreach facilities to achieve universal health coverage in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 3. By embracing its values of excellence, collaboration, integrity, and ownership, SHN believes that it will expand its service to all Bangladeshis in the future. Inclusivity remains at the core of what SHN does and therefore it has continued to ensure its presence in the economically less-advanced areas.
SHN ensures that an appropriate governance structure is in place, reflected through its accountability, disclosure, transparency, justice, and uprightness; SHN stands for all these virtues of good governance. To ensure transparency and fairness in the workplace, SHN’s activities are guided by standard policies in the areas of procurement, human resource and administration, finance and accounting, anti-trafficking, anti-sexual harassment, conflict of interest, code of conduct and clinic operation. SHN activities are managed by a highly dedicated and efficient management team, and governed by an expert voluntary Board of Directors, comprising public, development and the private sector experts, who are committed to advance the network further towards sustainability.