SOPIRET was established in 1985 as a non-government voluntary organization (NGO) and was registered with NGO Affairs Bureau vide registration # 195 dated 23 January, 1986 under the Voluntary Social Welfare Organization Ordinance 1961 as a voluntary social welfare association bearing registration # DHA 01721 dated 21 July 1985. It is a national non-profit, Non Government Organization working for the socio-economic development of the under privileged section of the population of Bangladesh. It is also affiliated with the Directorate of Family Planning. The organization started functioning with a group of dedicated and like-minded social workers with common interest for upliftment of the condition of the disadvantaged people through empowerment for development of their human potentiality. The main objective of the project is to promote and support population, nutrition, gender equity and family planning activities.
SOPIRET stresses to achieve an improved health of the people by providing community based health care through static and satellite services delivery systems. The services are intended for reducing fertility level promoting small and planned family and improving family health through preventive and outpatient health services. At present SOPIRET is working with fund received from USAID & DFID NHSDP through Pathfinder International for USAID-DFID NGO Health Service Delivery Project. SOPIRET entered into a contract with Patfinder International to implement USAID-DFID NGO Health Delivery Project from 01 January 2013. Through this project SOPIRET is providing family health care services (e.g. Reproductive health, Child health, Nutrition, Limited Curative Care etc.) in rural areas of Lakshmipur, Chandpur and Comilla districts. Major activities of the project during the period SOPIRET providing essential packages of health services in the sectors of child health, reproductive health, maternal health, communicable diseases and limited curative care through 10 static and a good number of satellite clinics operative in the following rural and urban areas: It is mentionable here that one of these Clinic (Laksham Urban) is a 10 beded EmOC Clinic.
Location of 10 Surjer Hashi Clinics of SOPIRET are as follows