Bangladesh: Bangladesh CML Support Group (BCSG)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mailing/Postal Address:

1025/East Monipur, Kathaltola, 1st Floor, Flat-1B, Mirpur-2,
Dhaka-1216

Bangladesh

Telephone: +8801711070559 / +8801672724609
Fax: N/A
Website: http://bcmlsg.wix.com/bcsg
EMail:

KEY CONTACT:

Name: Ebna Habib Md. Shofiur Rahaman
Position: Country Leader & Chairman of BCSG. Main tasks: Assist to organize any events in Bangladesh, searching volunteers, collecting members, create awareness & promote advocacy on CML.

KEY OBJECTIVES & INITIATIVES:

Bangladesh CML Supporting Group was established in 2013 with a mission to support the CML affected community in Bangladesh. Initially it started with 3 CML Survivors now we are 60 plus in numbers. We have been in action since 2013 in full phase in touch of The Max Foundation. We are now a global partner of Max Global Network (http://www.themaxfoundation.org/maxglobalnetwork/networkpartners.aspx).
We are a group based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our group understands that the journey towards long, healthy and productive lives for people living with cancer does not follow a single path, but is unique to every community. As such, a core tenant of our approach to global cancer advocacy is to partner with and connect to patient organizations and community leaders around the world who share our mission and vision. We strongly believe that everyone affected by cancer should have right to access the best treatment and support. We have lot of areas to improve in profession. Owing to low resources we are struggling to grow but we have our solid mind to help and support the CML affected people in Bangladesh. We have list of doctors who we meet monthly basis and meet all the affected occasionally.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:

Our objective is to increase access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer. Our vision is a world where all people facing cancer live with dignity and hope. Our group has been much into peer supporting and mentally support the affected, create awareness and reduce stigma on cancer, developing a network to support and care. We have presence on social media and the cancer community knows us well. So when someone is touched we take the responsibility to guide him/her to the right way to ensure the best treatment.

NUMBER OF MEMBERS:

65 (by Feb 2015)