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Bangladesh

Since 1999, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Our impact

  • With the Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh, Jhpiego introduced management of severe pre-eclampsia (a condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine) and eclampsia (the onset of seizures in a woman with severe pre-eclampsia) using injectable magnesium sulfate. This lifesaving intervention has been rolled out to 140 health care facilities.
  • Deliveries conducted by skilled birth attendants in Jhpiego-supported facilities increased from 61,524 in fiscal year 2014 to 92,216 in fiscal year 2016.
  • With the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Jhpiego introduced and scaled up application of 7.1% chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care—a lifesaving measure for newborns. This intervention has been rolled out in 20 districts of Dhaka, Sylhet and Barisal Divisions, benefiting an estimated 50,000 newborns per year.

Current programs


  • MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening Project

    Jhpiego is currently leading the MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Project in partnership with Save the Children, JSI, Inc., and Johns Hopkins University Institute for International Programs. The goal of this project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to improve the utilization of integrated maternal, newborn and child health and family planning and nutrition services in Bangladesh. The project’s objective is to increase the availability and quality of high-impact interventions through strengthening district-level local management and health systems. This objective is well aligned with the Government of Bangladesh’s Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Program (2017–2022) and its Sector Improvement Plan (2016–2021). MaMoni HSS provides assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at the national and district levels, and is implementing interventions in six targeted districts.

  • Advance Family Planning Project

    Jhpiego, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, is currently implementing the Advance Family Planning project in Bangladesh. The project is designed to identify and address critical policy gaps within the Government of Bangladesh’s family planning services, advocating for actions to improve the overall uptake and access to family planning services and commodities, specifically at the community level. This project is implemented in Dhaka through close coordination with national decision-makers, including those at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and at the Directorate General of Family Planning.

Current programs

MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening Project

Jhpiego is currently leading the MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Project in partnership with Save the Children, JSI, Inc., and Johns Hopkins University Institute for International Programs. The goal of this project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to improve the utilization of integrated maternal, newborn and child health and family planning and nutrition services in Bangladesh. The project’s objective is to increase the availability and quality of high-impact interventions through strengthening district-level local management and health systems. This objective is well aligned with the Government of Bangladesh’s Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Program (2017–2022) and its Sector Improvement Plan (2016–2021). MaMoni HSS provides assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at the national and district levels, and is implementing interventions in six targeted districts.

Advance Family Planning Project

Jhpiego, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, is currently implementing the Advance Family Planning project in Bangladesh. The project is designed to identify and address critical policy gaps within the Government of Bangladesh’s family planning services, advocating for actions to improve the overall uptake and access to family planning services and commodities, specifically at the community level. This project is implemented in Dhaka through close coordination with national decision-makers, including those at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and at the Directorate General of Family Planning.

Current and recent donors


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
U.K. Department for International Development
UNFPA
USAID

Bangladesh-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Jebun Rahman, Senior Technical Advisor
Tel. 880 1713255898
Flat No. B/2 at 2nd Floor
House No. CEN (E) 13/B
Road No. 108, Gulshan-Dhaka-1212
Bangladesh