Organization for Human development Initiatives through Research (OHDIR), Foundation is a volunteer organization works with issues impacting the development of a healthy community through evidence-based intervention. It is established in 2009, registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 in Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Bangladesh on January 2012. Since the beginning, OHDIR foundation works with the marginalized people of the village and under privilege people of the urban area. Initially, OHDIR Foundation started with health service to the village poor by setting up a static clinic where free consultancy and medicine provided to the poor. Gradually the organization has expanded its intervention area and developed expertise in social mobilization and advocacy for preventing common diseases and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) program designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation, and research.
Management Structure and Capability of OHDIR Foundation:
There is a General Body, comprising of 27 members in OHDIR Foundation, which elects an Executive Committee of 08 members every three years. The Chairman of the Executive Committee is the chief executive of the organization. Regular staff members are employed to implement the programs and they report to the chairman/ Coordinator. The Executive Committee sits every two months to review the progress of the programs. The members of the Executive Committee periodically visit the program to see their status for themselves. A team of 114 volunteers and 21 regular staff run the programs of OHDIR Foundation. OHDIR Foundation is an equal opportunity employer – we do not discriminate on the basis of gender or religion. We support women working in OHDIR Foundation. We also consider gender when planning a project. OHDIR Foundation has prepared a gender policy which is under review committee for finalizing.