LAMB AT A GLANCE
LAMB is located in Northwest Bangladesh. The main hospital site is located 2 kilometres west of the town of Parbatipur, about 24 kilometres east of the district city of Dinajpur.
At the main site, the key facilities are the
- 150 bed general hospital, with additional facilities for outpatients and other needs;
- A residential training centre with 10 classrooms, with facilities for 90 trainees;
- Offices for hospital, centrally-based community and support staff;
- Residential accommodation for more than 150 members of staff and their families; a Guest House for short term workers and visitors;
- English-medium school teaching for staff and local children.
The key services are
- Clinical services provided at the hospital and outpatient clinics:
- Obstetrics and gynaecology (maternal and women’s health)
- General surgery (elective and emergency), including burn contracture repair
- Medicine (adult men and women)
- Pediatrics including disabled children rehabilitation
- Community activities including midwifery-led pregnancy care, health promotion, disaster preparedness, development
- Training, particularly of nurses and midwives
- Health data from community and hospital collated and reported
- Research into health, nutrition, social determinants of health
LAMB has in total 2000 staff, of whom 400 are permanent staff, and 600 are contract staff working on funded community and research projects.
Of the staff, 21% are Christian, 55% Muslim and 24% Hindu.
LAMB budget is currently US$ 3.3 million per year, Taka 27 crore (2018).
21% came from patients for fees and medicines. 53% was for work done for institutional donors. 20% was from private donations, of which half went to the Poor Fund.
Of inpatients, two-thirds receive a subsidy from the Poor Fund for their bill. About 28% pay nothing at all, and another 6% paid less than US$10.