Senior technical manager, IntraHealth International
Bangladesh is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The ministry of health's recently approved 4th Health Sector Program prioritizes family planning and aims to improve the quality of family planning services using a health systems approach.
IntraHealth has a long history of collaboration with the government of Bangladesh to strengthen national training and education systems to expand high-quality primary care in rural and urban areas. We've worked in close collaboration with the Bangladesh government’s Health and Population Sector Program to develop a national in-service training strategy and to create the tools needed to realize this strategy, including national training guidelines, training curricula, monitoring and evaluation plans, and a computerized training management information system. With this support, Bangladeshi health workers can better deliver an essential package of health services, which includes family planning services, care for sexually transmitted infections, pre- and post-natal care, skilled delivery care, and pediatric and newborn care.
IntraHealth is now focusing on increasing the use of family planning services through universal health coverage to bring the country closer to achieving its health sector development commitments.