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application/pdfWorld Pneumonia Day 2019 in BangladeshPneumonia is the world’s leading infectious killer of children, claiming the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five every year, more than 2,000 every day. This deadly disease claimed the lives of 12,000 children under the age of five in 2018- that is one child every hour. Through Universal Health Coverage and equitable access to quality primary health care it is possible to prevent, diagnose and treat pneumonia. Global Action Pan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) aim to end two major preventable deaths by 2025, targeting to bring deaths from pneumonia to 3 per thousand live births for under 5. Although Bangladesh has made commendable progress through its’ Expanded Program of Immunization, there is still 4 per 1000 live births, under five mortality rate due to pneumonia in 2018.25/06/20202MB
application/pdfImpact Story on Advocating for National Community Health WorWritten By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury. In Bangladesh child mortality has dropped from 65 deaths per 1000 live births in 2007 to 45 deaths per 1000 live births in 2017-2018. This huge reduction in numbers was only possible due to the contribution of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are the backbone of the entire health system, working tirelessly on the frontline, providing health services to the most vulnerable groups of population residing in the remote wetlands of Bangladesh. Commonly referred to as ‘doctor apas’, as a gesture of respect and love from the community, these frontline workers comprise of almost 50% of the total health workforce.02/06/20205MB
application/pdf Pneumonia Policy Impact in BangladeshWritten By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury Over 48 million pneumonia vaccinations have been provided for children since 2015 since the inclusion of Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) in Government’s routine Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) in March 2015. Save the Children and its partners have continued to advocate for this inclusion through the National Pneumonia Coalition for over 5 years. This success was a huge step forward in reducing preventable childhood deaths caused my Pneumonia.27/04/20202MB
application/pdf Bangladesh commits to reduce child deaths from pneumonia Inadequate healthcare, malnutrition and air pollution are causing children to die from pneumonia, which killed on average one child every hour in Bangladesh in 2019. Government officials from Bangladesh committed to reaching global targets of reducing child pneumonia to 3 pneumonia deaths per 1000 live births in ‘Global Pneumonia Forum’. 09/02/2020574KB
application/pdfStop Unnecessary C-Section Campaign Impact StoryBangladesh is facing a massive boom in the number of medically unnecessary cesarean sections. Between 2016 and 2018 the number of cesarean sections increased by 51% costing patients $483 million per year, while the most vulnerable mothers are still left behind. Save the Children recognized this issue and launched Stop Unnecessary C-Section campaign, working with likeminded organizations to improve quality of health care in Bangladesh, while reducing the number of unnecessary cesarean sections. 02/02/20203MB
application/pdfChild Survival from Pneumonia in BangladeshSave the Children is working with a coalition of partners, known as Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses in advocating for actively contributing to child survival from pneumonia in Bangladesh, in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.19/05/2019775KB
application/pdfPneumonia: the Forgotten Killer of Children in BangladeshWritten By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children under 5 in Bangladesh. The deadly disease took the lives of over 16,000 children under the age of 5 in 2016- that is close to two deaths every hour. Save the Children in Bangladesh has committed to the Global Pneumonia Centenary Commitment and aims to convene a movement to tackle childhood pneumonia by supporting national advocacy and campaigning, providing technical support for innovative pneumonia treatments and techniques so that Every Last Child in Bangladesh is protected, prevented and treated from pneumonia. 19/05/2019653KB
application/pdfEngaging millions on the issue of Pneumonia in BangladeshWritten By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury Pneumonia, the Forgotten Killer has deprived millions of children under 5, the right to survive. Save the Children engages millions on profiling Pneumonia as the leading killer of children under 5 in Bangladesh. 16/05/20193MB
application/pdfPrimary Health Care First: Strengthening foundation for UHCUniversal health coverage (UHC) promises a world in which all people have access to the health services, vaccinations and medicines they need, without risk of financial hardship. A world where the right to health is realised for the 400 million people who currently lack access to basic, primary health care. The global community has committed to work together to deliver UHC by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The challenge now is to translate aspirations to UHC into achievements.11/02/20181MB
application/pdfUniversal Health Coverage in BangladeshThe report was commissioned as part of a Save the Children’s Global Report first steps: Strengthening Primary Healthcare for Universal Health Coverage to promote primary healthcare as the first step toward UHC. The objectives of this research were to promote understanding of the health policy environment in Bangladesh, to explore ongoing work toward UHC, barriers, challenges, and commitments by different stakeholders.11/02/20182MB
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