Health Care Project

Poverty is a major cause of illness in Bangladesh. Kailakuri aims to alleviate some of this burden by treating many patients with conditions such as malnutrition, ulcers, asthma, epilepsy, skin infections, anemia, respiratory infections and burns.  


We also work alongside government agencies and other NGOs, especially in the treatment of diabetes and tuberculosis. 

Dr. Edric Baker is the founder of Kailakuri Health Care Project, and he remained the Project Director and Medical Coordinator until shortly before his death on 1 September 2015. Edric passed away from a lung condition, after he had been unwell for a year or so. But he remained hugely committed to the project, and hopes that another doctor will carry on his life's work. 

- Mother and Child Healthcare

- Diabetes Program

- TB Program

Many of our volunteers have taken some wonderful photos of the project over the years. With pineapple plantations and rice paddies surrounding Kailakuri Healthcare Project, it has its own unique beauty. Click here to see some of them and get a feel of what it is like in rural Bangladesh.  


Kailakuri healthcare project's philosophy is "health services provided for the poor, by the poor". Kailakuri is managed and operated by the poor. The project was founded and directed by New Zealander Dr Edric Baker, until he passed away on 1st September 2015. The project has approximately 80 staff members, many of whom Dr Baker trained over a number of years, enabling the project to continue running smoothly after his death. All staff take part in weekly training sessions, run by the senior paramedics. There are two-monthly rotating internee doctors from Gonoshashtaya Kendra Medical College and Hospital. In early 2018 the project was joined by Jason and Merindy Morgensen, doctor's from the the US. 




Kailakuri Health Care Project 

P.O. Hagurakuri 


Tangail 1996 



Pijon Nongmin

(Executive Director) 


Sujit Rangsa

(Acting Medical Co-ordinator)