Women wait for the Emirates Friendship Floating Hospital to open its gates in Chilmari district, Bangladesh. Friendship floating hospitals dock for up to 5 months at remote islands, or “chors”, in the north of Bangladesh with a full medical team and stocked pharmacy, providing health care at affordable cost. About 3 million people live on geographically isolated islands, known as “chors”, with no roads, no electricity, and no medical facilities. Every year, the nation is inundated with monsoonal rains which can flood up to two thirds of the country. Approximately 10 million people live in parts of Bangladesh lying less than a meter above current sea levels.