The Friendship Team
Field Staff: We have about 252 people in the field who are the backbone of our work. This includes teachers at Friendship schools, trainers at vocational schools, Friendship Community Medics, paramedics who travel to different chars, and our program organizers and supervisors (livelihood). These field members ensure that all our planned activities such as conducting satellite clinics, and enabling students to complete their curriculum, are carried out in a timely fashion. They usually report to the regional office staff.
The Staff at LFH and EFH: Resident doctors, medical assistants, paramedics, nurses, a pathologist, a radiologist, a dental technician, an eye technician, midwife, ship master & crew, along with a fleet of support staff are on each of our two ships at any given time. The ships normally docks at a char in the northern part of the country. Both ships see a constant flow of volunteer doctors – local and foreign – who come to provide primarily secondary health care such as surgical procedures to patients from the area and afar.
Regional Offices: We have a number of regional offices with our main offices in the northern and southern regions of the country. There are 159 people currently working in all our field offices combined. The staff in our regional offices overlook the field level activities, working in direct supervisory capacity.
Head Office: The head office of Friendship, located in Dhaka, works largely in a coordinative and supportive capacity. Our head office coordinates the activities of the regional offices, monitors progress in the field, prepares reports of projects based on information on the activities carried out in the field, manages information, coordinates external relations and overlooks the finances and general administrative activities of Friendship.