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BEES has been implementing numerous development activities under Sheba program since July 2002 to improve the physical wellbeing of the targeted beneficiaries. This is a holistic approaching program that integrates health, education, agriculture and insurance for target beneficiaries. Its distinctive services improve the quality of life to build and create an environment which gives the underprivileged people a standard life.

Moreover, the agriculture program under Sheba; BEES provides vegetable seeds, seedlings and saplings to establish small homestead gardens for maintaining nutritional status of target beneficiaries.  BEES also carryout training for farmers to increase their productivity and income.

Target beneficiaries:  Family members of Microfinance Program & community people of the program intervention areas.

Sheba-Health Program (BEES Self Supported Development Program)

Goal: To improve maternal and child health, nutrition and general health status of BEES target beneficiaries.

Objectives: To strengthen preventive and curative health services and to increase awareness on health and nutrition education, personal hygiene, HIV/AIDS, Sanitation etc.

Target beneficiaries: Family members of Microfinance program & community people of the Program Intervention areas

Working areas: Narsingdi, Kishorganj, Bogra&Gaibandha districts.

The core activities of this health program are preventative and curative care about Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning (MCH-FP), treatment of general diseases, nutrition education and referral services for complicated patients. Under this program BEES introduced BCC (Behavior Change Communication) which provides intensive interpersonal communication, along with social mobilization and advocacy for building awareness among target groups about health, nutrition education and different social issues such as demerits of early marriage, dowry, child labor and women’s rights etc.

The paramedics provide treatment in static and satellite clinics under the supervision of Health Supervisor and guidance of head office. The emergency or complicated cases are referred to local govt. health facilities or clinics through collaboration with them regularly.

Services under Sheba-Health Program

  • Providing anti-natal care and post natal care
  • Counseling the mothers about colostrums feeding, exclusive breast feeding & weaning food.
  • Conducting monthly growth monitoring of children less than five years
  • Promoting immunization for children under 2 years and women of reproductive age
  • Providing nutrition education for the pregnant mothers, lactating mothers and adolescent girls
  • Counseling on family planning methods to newlywed& fertile couples.
  • Ensuring low cost laboratory test to diagnose diseases and prescribe with necessary counseling
  • Initiating to observe the National and International Health Days (National Vitamin-A Campaign, World Health Day etc.)
  • Building awareness on personal hygiene, healthy habits, HIV/AIDS and other STDs
  • Providing essential medicines at subsidized rates.