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At the backdrop of grim scenario around the globe in the area of water supply and sanitation resulting in dangerously high incidences of mortality and morbidity, the United Nations General Assembly launched the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD) for the period 1981-1990. The Decade was observed with the mission to help reduce mortality and morbidity caused by water-borne diseases at the grassroots. And to implement the Decade programme in Bangladesh.NGO Forum was established in 1982 as the brainchild of the United Nations Steering Committee in line with the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD). Following a long evolution process, the organization has evolved in the development sector with legal entity in the year 1991. Presently it is involved as the apex networking and service delivery body of NGOs, CBOs and private sector operators in the WASH sector of Bangladesh. In line with the multi-dimensional aspects & challenges in WASH sector, the Forum widened its programmatic domain beyond WASH. Since 2011 the organization is being renamed as the NGO Forum for Public Health. NGO Forum is thus, serving as a national networking and rights-based service delivery organization.

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|| We Work Towards Achieving the SDGs

NGO Forum is committed to contribute in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and it links it's all project activities with 11 goals out of the 17 goals. NGO Forum is the active member of the Platform ‘People’s Voice’ which is working to achieve the SDG Goals in Bangladesh.

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World Water Day 2024...

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater....

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World Toilet Day-2023...

With the support of UNHCR, NGO Forum for Public Health celebrated the World Toilet Day-2023 on 19 November 2023 at the camps of Camp 4, 5, 26, 27, KTP RC, KTP TC and NYP RC focusing on the theme of this year 'Accelerating Change'....

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NGO Forum for Public Health hosted a field programme visit at Chapaina...

On the 25th of September, 2023, NGO Forum for Public Health hosted a field programme visit at Chapainawabganj....

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15 August National Mourning Day observed...

Today August 15, is the National Mourning Day. NGO Forum for Public Health has observed the day with due respect and solemnity. The regional offices and project offices also observed the day in a same manner. The observance of the day included discussion on the life and sacrifices of Bangabandhu, screening of documentary and special prayers seeking eternal peace of the souls of all martyrs. In the central office, Mr. SMA Rashid, Executive Director of NGO Forum, presided over the program. All the officials and employees were present....

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In Bangladesh, OIC and humanitarian partners call for sustained suppor...

A delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), joined by representatives from the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Kuwait’s Zakat House successfully concluded a solidarity visit to Bangladesh on Thursday 10 August. The mission was organized and co-led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, within the framework of the OIC-UNHCR partnership Plan of Action concluded in 2022. The visit shed light on the worsening humanitarian situation and compounded needs of Rohingya refugees and their hosts in the district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh as the situation approaches the six -year mark of the unprecedented 2017 influx of Rohingya from Rakhine State in Myanmar....

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New Workplace for Water Quality Testing Laboratory (WQTL)...

We are delighted to announce that the Water Quality Testing Laboratory (WQTL) of NGO Forum for Public Health (NGO Forum) has moved to its new workplace in the 1st floor of 4/6 building in Lalmatia, Dhaka, at the Head Office of NGO Forum. The new place is well-equipped with state of the art equipment and features that will boost up our efficiency to provide quality testing services to the sector. To mark this momentous occasion, we had a small but heartwarming celebration on the opening day. Our beloved Executive Director Mr. SMA Rashid with other colleagues of Head Office graced us with their presence, making the day even more special....

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Implementing a project "Resilient, Inclusive & Innovative Cities in Ba...

NGO Forum has been implementing a project "Resilient, Inclusive & Innovative Cities in Bangladesh" at Mymensingh City Corporation funded by Australian Aid with technical support from OXFAM. The Project focuses on WASH, Disaster Resilience, and Livelihood. Through RIICB, NGO Forum is committed in building model WASH Blocks which promotes inclusivity at the very core....

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City Sanitation and Faecal Sludge Management Learning Sharing" event h...

NGO Forum for Public Health arranged a "City Sanitation and Faecal Sludge Management Learning Sharing" event on the 22nd of June, 2023 at CIRDAP International Conference Centre. NGO Forum has been implementing a project "Resilient, Inclusive & Innovative Cities in Bangladesh" at Mymensingh City Corporation funded by Australian Aid with technical support from OXFAM....

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Ms. Anya Pirjevec has been visited the Mega FSTP of Camp-4 Extension...

As part of the WASH Sector activities visit by the Global Thematic Expert on Environmental Resilience from DG ECHO Ms. Anya Pirjevec, she has been visited the Mega FSTP of Camp-4 Extension on 30 May 2023. She visited different units of this plant and was also informed about the operational process of this sludge treatment plant. Mr. Minhaj Uddin Ahmed of UNHCR, Mr. Ataur Rahman and Mr.Abu Rafat Siddique of NGO Forum were also present during this visit....

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The Honorable OIC Secretary General visited the Jute Bag Production Ce...

On May 29, 2023, The Honorable OIC Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha along with his team visited the Jute Bag Production Center of Camp 5. During the visit, they were accompanied by the Honorable Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman and Mr. Subrata Kumar Chowdhury from the Livelihoods Unit team....

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National stakeholder workshop on the Groundwater Energy Nexus in Bangl...

As Bangladesh takes a gradual recourse to solar-powered irrigation from the expensive and polluting diesel irrigation under the government’s commitment towards green energy, the need for understanding the implication of this transition and subsequent access to cheap irrigation for agricultural production, farmers’ incomes and groundwater sustainability are being felt across policy-makers and practitioners. The SoLAR project, in collaboration with CGIAR Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA) and MITIGATE+: Initiative for Low-Emission Food Systems Initiative and the Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) and NGO Forum, Bangladesh, organized a day-long stakeholder workshop on December 21, 2022, at the Pan-Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka. The workshop on Groundwater Irrigation in Bangladesh: Changing Modalities, Resultant Policies focused on the scope and impact of replacing diesel with solar irrigation pumps, the consequences of rapid electrification on the groundwater market, and the ways to tackle the threat to groundwater sustainability posed by cheaper irrigation. Officials from Sustainable And Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), and the Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA), among others, attended this meeting....

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|| Latest Publications

Interview Series Newsletter Issue 12, SoLAR Project
When does community participation in decision-making Improve outcomes? Evidence from a field experiment in Bangladesh
WATSAN Newsletter
Paniprobaho
Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025
Organizational Brochure 2023
Water Quality Testing Laboratory
RESILIENCE Status of Urban Communities in Bangladesh
Transparency, governance, and water and sanitation: Experimental evidence from schools in rural Bangladesh
How to clean a tubewell: the effectiveness of three approaches in reducing coliform bacteria
Fostering Change Through Integrity at Chattogram Water and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) in Bangladesh
Biennial Report 2020 - 2021
National Strategy for Water Supply & Sanitation 2021 Revised
SoLAR Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience
Report Public Hearing Session
Water Integrity Global Outlook 2021 (Full Report)
Water Integrity Global Outlook 2021 (Summary of Full Report)
The example of Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
Country Baseline Assessment
Integrity makes WASH in school Work
Success Tale of Private Producers
Our Common Agenda - UN
Being Beside the Hard-to-Reach
WatSan Newsletter (March - May 2021)
Flash Card - Covid 19
Project Brochure - BAWIN
Strategic Plan (2021 - 2025)
Paniprobaha
NGOF-UNHCR Project Brochure
Biennial Report 2018-2019

|| Global & National Events

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World Water Day

is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater

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World Health Day

is a global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the WHO

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World Environment Day

is the UN's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness for the protection of our environment

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World Refugee Day

is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world

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oct

World Food Day

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger

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