Development Association for Self-reliance, Communication and Health or called DASCOH in short was founded on 15 June 1994 as a voluntary association in accordance with the Swiss Civil Code of Conduct. While it was registered as Swiss international NGO having its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, DASCOH came into being on 17 May 1995 in Bangladesh as an international NGO after its registration with NGO Affairs Bureau under ‘The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1978’. The invaluable experience gained in Bangladesh has prompted DASCOH Governing Board, currently based in Switzerland, to transform DASCOH as a Bangladeshi national NGO and complement and supplement Bangladesh’s national programs as a key non-state development partner in the country.
DASCOH has been transformed as a Bangladshi NGO with a name of DASCOH Foundation through registration under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The registration number is RAJS-376 dated November 14, 2013.