Project profile — Strengthening Health Systems and Services in Bangladesh

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Strengthening Health Systems and Services in Bangladesh - Overview
IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (XM-DAC-44001)
2018-07-25 - 2024-06-30
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (15.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (12.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (5.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (13.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project contributes to reducing maternal and child mortality rates and promoting gender equality through the provision of sexual and reproductive health and rights services. It particularly benefits over 14 million women, adolescents and children in two regions, Sylhet and Chittagong, including Cox’s Bazar district, where unmet needs are most significant. It also supports fiduciary oversight and accountability of the government’s health program, and strengthens financial and procurement management and efficiency of delivery systems. Project activities include: (1) providing maternal health care services, post-partum family planning and emergency obstetric care; (2) provide immunization for children and nutrition for infants and mothers; (3) provide services relateed to school based adolescent health and nutrition, family planning and sexual and reproductive health; and (4) budget planning, asset and procurement management.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened Ministry of Health and Family Welfare systems that contribute to improving health service delivery; (2) inclusive, efficient and equitable gender-responsive essential health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services that meet the needs of girls and boys, women and men; and (3) strengthened and more transparent financial management and audit systems that reduce the financial and fiduciary risks in the health sector program.

Results achieved

Results achieved by the World Bank through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors as of December 2018 include: (1) 325,890 deliveries were conducted by skilled birth attendants, and 231,215 mothers with non-institutional deliveries received post-natal care from a medically trained provider within 2 days of delivery; (2) 139,665 forms of new Tuberculosis (TB) cases were notified; (3) 99.5% of the annual target was achieved for the immunization of children for measles and rubella in four districts of the Sylhet Division, and 97.8% of the annual target was attained in 11 districts of the Chattogram Division; (4) 20% of hospitals/health facilities were constructed/renovated to make them more gender- and disability-friendly ; and (5) 1,450 family welfare assistants, health assistants and sub-assistant community medical officials completed sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) training.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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