LAMB Health (also known as LHCF)
LAMB is situated in the rural North West of Bangladesh accessible by over a million people! Beginning life in the 1970s as a community health and development project, LAMB expanded to include a 150-bed hospital, with a training school for midwives, nurses and community workers, community development work, a research hub and an English-speaking school up to age 16. The hospital has obstetrics, gynaecology, surgical medical and paediatric departments and has a particular focus on mother and child care.
LAMB's holistic health approach seeks spiritual, physical, social and emotional transformation. It is a Christian project staffed by people of other faiths alongside Christians and presents many opportunities for witness through an active national and expatriate Church.
LAMB Health is a charitable Trust set up in the UK to support LAMB. (We're also known as 'the LAMB Health Care Foundation LHCF.) Our main focus is in fundraising for LAMB's Poor Fund - allowing the poorest of the poor to receive financial help towards the cost of medical care - administered through the LAMB's Bangladeshi Social Workers. With close connections with the project ourselves we're passionate about enabling others to be involved in prayer and serving and offer a supportive bridge between those wishing to serve at LAMB, sent through their Church or mission agency. We're also glad to be advocates for LAMB in other contexts too.
'That all may have abundant life' is the way LAMB sums up its mission. It's other strapline 'Integrated Rural Health and Development' underlines its prime way of working. LAMB Health embraces that vision and looks to share it with others.