Welcome to Wear Surma Clinic

Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers that empties into the Bay of Bengal.

Poverty is deep and widespread; almost half the population lives on less than one dollar a day.

Every year, Bangladesh is blighted by extreme tropical monsoon flooding which lasts from 3 - 5 months. It decimates crops and makes thousands homeless. Winter months can be pleasant, but extreme cold also brings misery.

Carol Elliott outside Wear Surma Clinin

In 1992, Carole and Terry Elliott established the Wear Surma Clinic. This is a tiny charity, run from home in Sunderland, with local volunteer Trustees and supporters.

Boroudha village, with a population of around 3,500 has an infant mortality rate of twenty deaths in a hundred before the first birthday. Life expectancy in the area is 51 years and the literacy rate is only 16%.There is no direct road to the village and Boroudha is flooded for 3 - 5 months every year. During the Monsoon, access is often only possible by small boat.

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