A new series of country profiles analyzes the governance dimensions of Essential Packages of Health Services (EPHS) in the 24 Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) priority countries. An EPHS can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable […]
The government of Bangladesh first defined an “Essential Service Package” in 1998, then updated it in 2003 and renamed it the “Essential Service Delivery” Package. This package is defined at a high level, and includes: child health care, safe motherhood, family planning, menstrual regulation, post-abortion care
This brief presents preliminary findings of a secondary analysis of Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) IV focused on tracking urban health expenditures. This analysis is important given the rapid urbanization in Bangladesh, with 23% of the population currently living in urban areas.
The purpose of the study was to support the prioritization of interventions that would have the highest impact in increasing the demand for services.
In an effort to provide evidence for USAID/Bangladesh to enhance its work with the Government of Bangladesh’s (GOB) Health, Population, and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP), the HFG Project conducted an analysis of USAID funds flowing
Resource Type: Report Authors: Ligia Paina, Lindsay Morgan, Yann Derriennic Published: 09/2014 Resource Description: Child marriage is a symptom of poverty and gender inequalities. Girls who marry early are more likely to die from maternal health-related causes; are less likely to stay in school; and are more likely to participate in a vicious cycle to […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 3/1/2013 Resource Description: The NGO Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP) is the newest iteration of USAID/Bangladesh’s long-standing support to NGO service providers to deliver quality, high-impact services to the poor and underserved populations. Pathfinder International is the new program’s prime contractor. The previous project was called the Smiling […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Sherri Haas, Laurel Hatt, Anthony Leegwater, Marianne El-Khoury, and Wendy Wong Published: 9/1/2012 Resource Description: This study aimed to advance the dialogue on measurement of universal health coverage (UHC) by taking a practical, bottom-up approach — specifically, cataloguing indicators of UHC that have already been defined in the literature, assessing the feasibility of producing those […]