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Health & Nutrition

We focus on improving access, use, and quality of health services, particularly for those most impacted by inequality and discrimination. It is done by enhancing knowledge and health-seeking practices among households and communities. We partnered with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and other relevant ministries, donors, and civil society organisations to improve the provision of quality care at healthcare facilities. We have supported the establishment of Special Care Newborn Units (SCANU) and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). Save the Children works with partners to model future disease prevalence and to support the government and its ministries.

Bangladesh has made remarkable development advances over the last few decades in health indicators (SDG 3 - 'Good Health and Wellbeing), and steady performance in nutrition (SDG 2 - Zero Hunger). Some notable data below clearly speak to that. Significant efforts and investments through Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Program (HNPSP) focused on expanding existing services to currently underserved groups including adolescents, the poor, and those in urban and hard-to-reach areas, continue work on stabilizing population growth through education and family planning services, strengthening of core systems (procurement and supply chain management, infrastructure development, public financial management) and ensuring continuous quality improvement, expanding and strengthening the country's comprehensive Maternal, Neonatal, Child and adolescent health care approach (MNC&AH), including sexual and reproductive health services, increased investment in prevention, primary care and strengthening community engagement.