LAMB Health is a Christian charitable trust founded and registered as a UK charity in 2003 - number 1101217.  It takes its name from the LAMB Project in North-West Bangladesh and was set up by supporters in the UK who wish to see LAMB and its vision continue to develop. 

The Foundation’s main objectives are the relief of poverty, sickness and disability in South Asia.  Currently we are concentrating on providing financial support to LAMB and promoting its model of integrated health care and community development, with emphasis on the rights of women. 



 

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North west Bangladesh is a rural area where 50% of the people are landless labourers for whom life is lived at the margin.  The main crop is paddy (rice) with two harvests a year, but most labourers are lucky to get work for only half the year. Money for healthcare is rarely available.

LAMB’s emphasis is to provide access to affordable healthcare by the poorest women and children.  70% of patients are too poor to pay the modest fees charged by the hospital to cover its costs and need financial help. In LAMB’s target areas 30% of women have their babies in local safe delivery units or in the hospital, compared with 10% in the country as a whole, and maternal and infant mortality is substantially less then the national average.