Who We Are

Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) : Gono means People, Shasthaya means Health, Kendra means Center. GK emerged from the 1971 Liberation War when Bangladesh won its independence. During the war, doctors, medical students, fighters and volunteers established a 480-bed field hospital in Bisramganj, Tripura State, India, near the Cumilla District of then-East Pakistan. The hospital treated many wounded Freedom Fighters, refugees and local people. After the war ended, some of the doctors, medical students and volunteers started a hospital – first in Eskaton, Dhaka, then on donated land 22 miles away in Savar Thana.

Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Awards of GK

Awards of GK

GK Success Story

GK Success Story

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Healthcare during the Liberation War


Gonoshasthaya Kendra is the first health center or hospital in independent Bangladesh. The organization earned highest national award of Bangladesh Government The Independence Day Award, 1977.

The hospital was set up as Bangladesh Hospital in 1971 during Bangladesh Pakistan war in Agartala, India. Zafrullah Chowdhury is known as the founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra.





GK Cox’s Bazar : Preparedness & response for COVID-19

On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, its first such designation since declaring H1N1 influenza a pandemic in 2009.

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PPE & medicines were provided by Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Cox’s Bazar

Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Cox’s Bazar provided PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), protective materials & worth medicines
to Moheshkhali Upazila Health Complex & 10 community clinics of ukhiya upazilla to protect against corona virus with the support of Malteser International.


GK Donated PPE to MUHC, Cox's Bazar.

With the help of Malteser International, Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Cox's Bazar had provided PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and other protective materials to Moheshkhali Upazila Health Complex for doctors, nurses, medical staffs and patients to combat against corona virus. The materials were handed over to the Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer, Dr. Mahfuzul Haque on May 7, 2020 by the officials, Mr. Abdullah-Al-Mahmud and Mostafa Kamal of Gonoshasthaya Kendra-Malteser International project.
(The report was published in local daily “Dainik Cox’s Bazar”)


Medicine distributed in 10 community clinics of ukhiya upazilla.

In addition under Gonoshasthaya Kendra-Malteser International project activities, 10 lac taka worth medicine distributed in ten (10) community clinics of ukhiya upazilla. Upazilla Health and Family planning Officer Dr.Ranjan Barua received those medicines from GK-Malteser International officials on 23rd April, 2020.
(The report was published in local online news portal)


Flashback August 2017


Since August 2017 the influx of over 908,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh has created the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world (ISCG situation report; 13 December 2018). The majority of these Rohingya refugees are living in unsafe and unhygienic conditions. They are facing hunger, malnutrition, infectious disease, and other medical ailments, and desperately need access to healthcare and other lifesaving support. The total population in need of health services has been calculated for the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) as 1.3 million people (JRP, 2018). The sheer magnitude of refugee numbers has put massive pressure on all health services, and the cramped living conditions present significant public health risks.

Humanitarian Response in GK


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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mostly refer to Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) from Myanmar who are living in Bangladesh. For decades, the Rohingya have experienced ethnic and religious persecution in Myanmar.

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GK’s Rohingya Response Program

The aim of GK emergency response program is to improve the health, nutritional and psychosocial situation of the refugees through health facilities. Through its outreach activities, GK is providing information and support on health and hygiene issues, and psychosocial support activities in the refugee communities and host communities.

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Health care was very much needed

The Rohingya people have faced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Such persecution has forced Rohingya women, girls, boys and men into Bangladesh for many years, with significant spikes following violent attacks in 1978, 1991-1992, and again in 2016.

Meet our Cox's Bazar Program


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GK-UNHCR Project

We have services of 09 Health Facilities

Gonoshasthaya Kendra-UNHCR Project

Since september 2017 to till now
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GK-MI Project

We have services of 3 Health Facilities

Gonoshasthaya Kendra-Malteser International Program

Since september 2017 to till now
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GK-Action Medeor

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Gonoshathaya Kendra-Action Medeor

Since August 2019 to till now
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GK-Regular Services

We have Physiotherapy & Medical services all over the Cox's Bazar

Our Regular Program

Total 5 Center in Cox's Bazar

Latest News & Updates


Existing Activities of Gonoshathaya Kendra, Cox’s Bazar.

Workshop For Experiential Learning on Clinical Management

"Workshop For Experiential Learning on Clinical Management" was organized at the hotel prasad paradise Hall room in Cox's Bazar on wednesday, November 27th.

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Workshop For Experiential Learning Learning on Support

"Workshop For Experiential Learning Learning on Support" was organized at the hotel prasad paradise Hall room in Cox's Bazar on thursday, November 28th.

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Workshop For Experiential Learning on Community Outreach, MHPSS

"Workshop For Experiential Learning on Community Outreach, MHPSS" was organized at the hotel prasad paradise Hall room in Cox's Bazar on Friday, November 29th.

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Training on Rational use of drugs for Clinicians

"Training on Rational use of drugs for Clinicians" was organized at the hotel prasad paradise Hall room in Cox's Bazar on December 01-02.

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Our Recent Work


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  • School Health Service
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Recent Publications


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Brochure_2018

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School Health Program

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GK_Annual Report_2017-2018

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