Up to five million people in Bangladesh are pushed into poverty every year because of healthcare costs.
Demographic transitions, lifestyle changes and environmental factors, combined with malnutrition, are leading to a global epidemiological shift from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing, with approximately two-thirds being covered by out-of-pocket expenditure in Bangladesh.
Our community-based healthcare approach employs a wide network of community health workers to ensure that people living in poverty can access high-quality, affordable services. Health workers are social entrepreneurs who ensure a continuum of care, bridging the gap between formal healthcare systems and communities.
BRAC's 50,000 community health workers are actively involved in informing the public about the vaccinations, myth-busting, and directing people to vaccination services, in addition to continuing to provide their normal healthcare services. Our 700 community health workers are also directly supporting the government to administer vaccinations. BRAC's community health workers are trusted in their communities, and are playing a vital role in allaying fears and anxieties about the vaccinations, particularly with women in rural areas. They represent a crucial infrastructure that is not available on the same scale in the most developed countries, and their work is providing essential learning about the key role of community health workers worldwide.
Learn more: BRAC Covid-19 website
WHAT WE DO
HOW WE DO IT
Last mile access
Care for women and children
WHY IT WORKS
Continuum of care
Malaria Funding Request (2021-2023) to The Global Fund
We are pleased to upload Malaria National Strategic Plan (NSP) and The Global Fund Funding Request 2021-2023 for your kind feedback and comments. It will be highly appreciated if you kindly share your feedback by 08 March 2020.
· Dr Afsana Alamgir Khan, DPM, National Malaria Elimination Programme: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Dr Shayla Islam, Programme Head, Communicable Diseases (Malaria) Programme, BRAC: email@example.com
· Manaj Kumar Biswas, BCCM Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org