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Bangladesh country quote

I highly appreciate the significant efforts taken by our partners (HFG, WHO, and icddr,b) for costing the essential service package. This is a very sensitive and very important issue for us, and it will strengthen the support Health Economics Unit provides to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) for health sector planning.
Zakir Hussain, M.D.
Former Director General, Health Economics Unit, MOHFW

Expanding Our Impact

Bangladesh has struggled with chronic malnutrition, weak health systems, gender inequality, a lack of governance and severe air pollution. For Feed the Future, Abt’s Bangladesh Nutrition Activity is charting an innovative, two-pronged approach to improve the country’s nutrition, sanitation and the social and economic status of women and adolescents through behavior change and market development. As part of USAID’s Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS), Abt is working with local municipalities to improve equitable access to quality primary health care services in urban environments, using an collaborative funding model.

The Abt-led Health Finance and Governance project examined health care service selection within the private sector—specifically for young women and girls—that informed the Ministry of Health’s development of a health financing strategy. The SHOPS  project worked towards reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. USAID’s CEADIR  project harnessed Abt’s expertise in renewable energy development and climate finance to address the threat climate change poses to Bangladesh’s wetlands, forests, and communities.

Interviewed 46 governmental, civil society, and international stakeholders to analyze Bangladesh’s climate finance situation and inform mitigation efforts