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Health

Due to a large population, Bangladesh faces a large burden of disease:

  • Non-communicable diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, chronic respiratory disease, cancer
  • Communicable diseases: tuberculosis, HIVtetanus, malaria, measles, rubella, leprosy

Malnutrition and environmental sanitation problems add to this burden.

WHEF is working with GOVT. and other national NGOs and International NGOs to create a better healthcare culture in bangladesh.

Maternal and child health is an important issue in a country like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is one of the developing countries who signed onto achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the new target of SDGs the issue of maternal and child health is fitting under goal number three. Over the last two decades, national health policy and strategies progressed with significant achievements. Still now Bangladesh is aiming to reduce maternal and child mortality through its renovation process.

In the health system of Bangladesh, maternal and Child Health (MCH) services have been given highest priority. At the society level, MCH services are provided by the Family Welfare Assistants and Health Assistants. A Family Welfare Visitor (FWV) along with a Sub‑Assistant Community Medical Officer or Medical Assistants are responsible for providing the services, at the union level. At Upazila level, Medical officer provides MCH services in Upazila Health Complex. The activities of the Maternal and Child Health unit along with other maternal health care services are overseen by Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer in the Upazila Health Complex. The district hospitals provide maternal services through an outpatient consultation center and a labor ward.However, to provide MCH services private sector is playing supplementary and often competitive role in health sector with public one. NGOs also have a significant role providing primary, reproductive and family planning services.

WHEF is working with those Important issue like as,

1) family planning and reproductive health services, 

2) maternal, newborn, and child health services

3) health communications

4) health commodities and supplies

5) health systems strengthening

6) During  pregnancy services 

7) Nutrition etc.

 

We also provide health services in rohingya camp.  

 

 

 

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