Terms of Reference (ToR)


Conducting Final Evaluation

Date: March 04, 2019


Overview of the Organization:

Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) was formed on 12 May 1999 with the growing concern of the rising trend of acid violence in Bangladesh. It began its journey with a vision to reduce and eventually eliminate acid attacks in Bangladesh and ensure that survivors, especially women and children are able to live with dignity. It has been working towards its vision by working on an integrated and holistic (bio-psycho-social) multi-stakeholder approach, which includes: prevention of acid and burn violence, comprehensive medical support, legal assistance, research and advocacy, and social and economic rehabilitation to combat acid violence from Bangladesh. Through ASF’s comprehensive efforts the number of acid attacks over the years has been reduced. In the year 2002, the highest number of attacks was seen with 496 recorded attacks with 494 incidents. However, the trend started to decline from 2003 and in 2018 there were 18 numbers of incidents affecting 22 victims.

The Project: At a Glance:

Title of the project ‘Direct Programme Supports for Acid Burn Survivors’
Implementing organization Acid Survivors Foundation
Funding Agency Kadoorie Charitable Foundation (KCF)
Project Duration 2 years (April 2017 – March 2019)

Project Location

Dhaka (ASF hospital) – All treatment related supports
Patient Outreach Program in Sirajganj, Bogra, Satkhira, Narsingdi, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Comilla and Netrokona districts  of the country based on survivors’ treatment needs.
Psychotherapy and Physiotherapy supports – Different Govt. Burn Units
Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery (SHNIBPS)
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital (ShSMCH)
Mymensingh Medical College & Hospital (MMCH)
Khulna Medical College & Hospital (KMCH)
Victim Support Center (VSC)

Project Results

Overall Objective:
To contribute in reducing physical and psychological consequence of acid survivors in Bangladesh
Specific Objective:
Improved physical and psychological conditions of survivors with receiving comprehensive and quality health care

    1. Survivors of acid and other burn violence received direct treatment supports (surgery, medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling, etc.)
    2. Rural level survivors have received their required treatment support through ASF organized “Patient Outreach Program”
    3. Improved facilities of quality Pressure Garments for the burn patients
    4. Enhanced updated knowledge and skills of Healthcare professional to address quality burn care
    5. Developed and disseminated IEC materials (brochure, leaflets, posters, etc.) for raising awareness of the people on burn care management

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The application (in English) needs to be sent only in hard copy by-hand or by registered post to reach at ASF on or before 04.00 PM, March 14, 2019.