BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor.
In a collective effort to make public health a frontline agenda, United Nations (UN) has incorporated multiple health components in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), emphasising on improving maternal health, reducing neonatal mortality, and combating HIV and other communicable diseases following the UN Millennium Summit, 2000. Aligned with this global concern, BRAC has initiated and is implementing several programmes under the umbrella of its health programme in different countries, to address health issues and to achieve the MDGs by 2015.
BRAC Health has reached the under-privileged and deprived community through its frontline community health workers (CHWs); adopting a door to door service delivery approach. BRAC’s international operations replicated the models used in Bangladesh to provide healthcare services to the community people.