|EGE Project Brief||Empowering Girls through Education (EGE) project, designed by Save the Children and funded by Hempel Foundation is being implemented to address the challenges for transition of girl students from primary school to secondary school. The project is aiming to support 8,738 girl students of grade IV and V in 120 government primary schools from Rajarhat (under Kurigram district) and Madarganj (under Jamalpur district). ||04/08/2020||1MB|
|Stop Unnecessary C-Section Campaign Impact Story|| Bangladesh 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 like minded organizations to improve quality of health care in Bangladesh, while reducing the number of unnecessary cesarean sections.||09/07/2020||6MB|
|Fatema's Story From Rohingya Camp||Fatema Jannat* is a 16-year-old Rohingya refugee who lives with her parents and siblings in one of the camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. They fled to this neighbouring country from Myanmar due to the violence and finally settled in the camps two years ago. While in Myanmar, she did not attend school though had a zeal to learn in heart. In the camps in Bangladesh, she showed her interest to go to school but her parents did not allow as the learning centres teach both the boys and girls together. With a heavy heart she continued reading Quran instead, alone at home.||30/06/2020||205KB|
|World Pneumonia Day 2019 in Bangladesh||Pneumonia 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.||25/06/2020||2MB|
|VNR Status Report||Globally it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2-17 years, have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past years. As in all countries thought the world, children living in Bangladesh experience situations of violence. Children continue to be subjected to various forms[i] of violence, including killings, torture and rapes in their homes, within their communities, schools, and work environments. The perpetrators range from parents, caregivers, peers or strangers. Some specific categories of children remain more vulnerable than others, especially trafficking victims, children of sex workers, those with disabilities, those from ethnic or religious minority groups, refugees, those affected by AIDS, Dalit (untouchable) children. Working children are subjected to cruel torture, which many cases leading to their deaths.
This report is an attempt to take a deeper look into the different violence happening against children on this country , the reasons, trend and analysis, FGD with children, existing policy frameworks and makes some key recommendations.
|Impact Story on Advocating for National Community Health Wor||Written 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.||02/06/2020||5MB|
|Child Perception Survey on COVID19: Impact on Children|| Millions of children around the world are now out of school, living in a lock-down, many of them exposed to ever more threats of violence, neglect and abuse from stressed-out family members and online abusers. Children of Bangladesh are also faced with similar threats. In our fight against the pandemic and its socioeconomic consequences, it is important that our actions are based on ground realities the children are faced with to be effectively responsive. And it is imperative that we listen directly from the children to understand their needs, fears, worries and struggles. This study is an attempt towards that end and made an effort to reach the most marginalized children to get their perceptions and better understand the impact of the crisis on them. The study is aimed at - i) unraveling the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the most marginalized children of Bangladesh, and ii) strengthen GO-NGO strategies and actions by informing them with the realities of the children amidst the pandemic.
Read the full report.||13/05/2020||2MB|
| Pneumonia Policy Impact in Bangladesh||Written 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.||27/04/2020||2MB|
| 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’.
|United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children||A child-friendly poster by Save the Children on joint ventures with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Bangladesh Shishu Academy and Breaking the Silence based on the articles 1-42 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children.||19/11/2019||3MB|