Up to five million people in Bangladesh are pushed into poverty every year because of healthcare costs.
Demographic transitions, lifestyle changes and environmental factors, combined with malnutrition, are leading to a global epidemiological shift from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing, with approximately two-thirds being covered by out-of-pocket expenditure in Bangladesh.
Our community-based healthcare approach employs a wide network of community health workers to ensure that people living in poverty can access high-quality, affordable services. Health workers are social entrepreneurs who ensure a continuum of care, bridging the gap between formal healthcare systems and communities.
people were reached through our service delivery programme
adolescent girls and pregnant women counselled on exclusive breastfeeding or minimal acceptable diets
pregnant women accessed 4+ antenatal care visits
“We really appreciate BRAC’s effort in achieving the highest level of breastfeeding. BRAC’s coverage at community level and contribution in improving the nutritional status of Bangladesh is really impressive.”
WHAT WE DO
Low-cost basic healthcare, combining curative, preventative and promotive services
Reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity in urban and rural areas
Home-based demonstration, coaching and counselling on feeding practices and supplying micronutrients
Education on prevention, identification, mobilisation and compliance of prescribed treatment
Customised health education and follow-up support at households
Increase demand and accessibility to vision services
HOW WE DO IT
Last mile access
Door-to-door health services connect communities with private and public providers in the most remote regions
Care for women and children
Specific interventions and referral systems that focus on improving the health and nutritional status of women
Structured and informative community-based discussions
Entrepreneurship models bring care to communities and remove financing as a barrier to accessing quality services
WHY IT WORKS
Door-to-door services delivered by community health workers employ people in rural areas to provide services to people in their communities
Low-cost health packages meet basic community health needs
Formal and informal training, incorporating community feedback in programme activities and running regular courtyard educational sessions
Continuum of care
A strong network that connects communities with public and private health facilities
Malaria Funding Request (2021-2023) to The Global Fund
We are pleased to upload Malaria National Strategic Plan (NSP) and The Global Fund Funding Request 2021-2023 for your kind feedback and comments. It will be highly appreciated if you kindly share your feedback by 08 March 2020.
· Dr Afsana Alamgir Khan, DPM, National Malaria Elimination Programme: afsanak.
· Dr Shayla Islam, Programme Head, Communicable Diseases (Malaria) Programme, BRAC: shayla.
· Manaj Kumar Biswas, BCCM Coordinator: