Through its sponsorship of three Smiling Sun (Surjer Hashi) clinics since 2006, Chevron Bangladesh has been supporting USAID’s decades-long investment in advancing universal health coverage in Bangladesh. For Chevron, these clinics deliver on its commitment to serve the local communities with affordable and quality health services. Over several iterations, the ‘Smiling Sun’ clinic network has evolved from a NGO health service delivery program to a social enterprise. In January 2018, the three Chevron-funded clinics also moved to Surjer Hashi Network (SHN) - the new enterprise that now consolidates the entire network of 369 static clinics, thousands of its satellites and community outreach workers.
In 2019, 70 patients (mostly children) living near Chevron's Jalalabad Gas Plant received free life-changing reconstructive surgeries to correct cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial anomalies and burns as part of the mission of Rotaplast International. The ten-day mission was sponsored by Chevron and conducted in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Jalalabad and a local hospital. Over 25 volunteers participated in this Sylhet mission. The team included plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, speech pathologists, orthodontists and nurses. Chevron's association with Rotaplast began in 2013. Since then, over 500 patients have received over 570 life-changing surgeries through this partnership.