Kailakuri Makes the News

Hanif Sanket who hosts Bangladesh's most popular TV show - Ittadi - re-visited Kailakuri recently. This resulted in a 6 minute segment shown on his show. Ittadi is typically watched by 40 million or more viewers and as could be expected there has been quite a response. Journalists have been turning up at Kailakuri wanting to know more. Bangla social media has been very active.

This has resulted in a positive write-up in the Daily Star. The Daily Star is the most popular English language newspaper in Bangladesh, and they sent a Tangail reporter to Kailakuri after the Ittadi coverage.

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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)