Stephen Morgan, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth, has pledged his support to the £1 Hospital campaign to help save lives and offer frontline health care to the poorest communities in Bangladesh.
The charity set up in Portsmouth is asking people to give just £1 a month to help build the first hospital to offer modern diagnostic services and allergy management in the whole of Bangladesh starting in the northern city of Sylhet.
Stephen attended the launch event of the campaign in January in the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth’s Banqueting Suite but is now backing the initiative as the city’s new Member of Parliament.
He said: “I’m pleased to be supporting this new charity originating from our great city. This campaign aims to deliver what we are fortunate to already receive here in the UK – free health care to the poorest communities in Bangladesh.
Nearly half of all children in Bangladesh have chronic malnutrition, and persistent poverty could continue to limit health progress.
That’s why its so important to have new and vital health services to help reduce the number of deaths with treatment and health management we often take for granted here in the UK.
I wish Dr Ali and his team every success with this important venture. Their efforts have my full support”.
For more information and to donate to the charity visit www.onepoundhospital.org.uk