Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated counties, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers that empties into the Bay of Bengal. Poverty is deep and widespread. Bangladesh is still considered one of the poorest countries in the world and with 31.5%, it has the highest percentage of its population living below the national poverty line in South Asia. That’s approximately 50.7 million people, a number that is more than double the entire population of Australia.

There are an estimated 16 million people with disabilities in Bangladesh, or 10% of the country’s population. In 2017 the prevalence of disability was about 6% among those below the age of 18 and about 14% among those above that age. The Bangladesh Council for Child Welfare (BCCW) is a pioneering development organisation in the field of child welfare in Bangladesh. It is an organisation committed to make planned efforts for total development of children with special attention to the needs of the disabled and disadvantaged. Welfare Medical are pleased to support and cooperate with this special organisation with the work that they do. Further details can be seen at :