Project profile — Community-Led Health in Bangladesh

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Community-Led Health in Bangladesh - Overview
HOPE InternationalDevelopment Agency (CA-CRA_ACR-3107490146)
2011-12-22 - 2015-06-30
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (65.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (35.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in three union parishads (UPs) in southern and central Bangladesh. The project is designed to strengthen health systems for improved service delivery and to facilitate the creation of over 100 health-focused community groups in order to support improved behaviours in health areas identified as major causes of mother and child mortality. Activities include: constructing, equipping, and operating clinics in three UPs; facilitating community-led improvements in the accountability of healthcare providers, and conducting community awareness campaigns on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health issues. The three local clinics established by the project are expected to provide services for 22,000 men, women, and children. In addition, some 6,000 women, 3,000 men, and 4,500 adolescents, children, and infants are expected to benefit from increased knowledge of how to prevent and treat health problems. HOPE International Development Agency is working in partnership with South Asia Partnership Bangladesh to implement this project. This project is part of Canada's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (August 2015) include: (1) three satellite health clinics were built and are providing health services to 13,210 women, men, and children; (2) about 15,285 patients, mostly women and children, have received quality care from the three rural health clinics and community-based health workers; (3) 598 live births were assisted by skilled health personnel; (4) 911 women have received antenatal care by skilled health personnel; (5) 6,667 women and girls (100% of those living in the target areas) are now able to access health care when travel is involved; (6) 82% of beneficiaries now feel that the local health system and health service providers are more accountable; (7) 60% of the citizens who are engaging with their local government representatives to discuss community health issues are women; (8) 2,056 of women living in target areas report feeling more empowered to make financial decisions about their own health care needs; (9) 28 adolescent girls and boys groups are now working to empower youth and have held a total of 868 health education sessions on issues such as health, nutrition, hygiene, early marriage, family planning and pregnancy; (10) 3,145 of eligible couples between the ages of 15 and 49 are using contraception; (11) 1,864 targeted households are now aware of the benefits of natal, antenatal and postnatal care; and (12) 3,004 women (85% of those living in the target areas) have received health services in their community from a trained community-based health care worker or certified birthing attendant. These results have contributed to improving the health of people, especially women and children, living in the under-served rural villages of Golachipa, Charmontaj, and Rangabali in southern Bangladesh and strengthening the local health care system by facilitating collaboration and coordination between the local government and targeted communities.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
05-11-2015 Disbursement $27,410
05-11-2015 Disbursement -$24,410
30-10-2015 Disbursement $24,410
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