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BRAC's health programme aims to improve the health status of the population in its intervention areas, with a special focus on pregnant women and children under five. This involves community-based health interventions that focus on preventive, basic curative and health promotional components.

The three main objectives of the health programme are,

  1. To lower morbidity and mortality among children under five from preventable diseases, and treat them at a low cost at the community level by the local volunteers called community health promoters (CHPs)
  2. To improve access to a wide range of basic health products in poor, rural areas
  3. To improve the micronutrient intake of children under five.

Parallel to these health objectives, an economic goal was integrated into the programme to make CHPs economically viable. This involves providing CHPs with livelihood opportunities and improved standards of living.

At the community level, CHPs work to prevent malaria and provide pregnancy-related care (ante-natal care and post-natal care), basic curative care, family planning, immunisation, health and nutrition education (including safe water, sanitation, personal hygiene, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and acute respiratory infections). The CHPs are all women and selected from their communities.

Current projects




Essential health care



Scaling a Proven

Entrepreneurial Community

Health Worker Model in

Uganda and Beyond



Strengthen diarrhoea

management at the

community level through

promotion of ORS and Zinc as

treatment for childhood


October 2008 to March 2015



January 2015 to December 2018







October 2014 to December 2015

Master Card

Foundation MCF/ LG











Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Main objectives of this programme are to i) lower morbidity and mortality among children under five from diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria

  1. ii) improve maternal health through pregnancy-related care

iii) improve access to a wide range of basic essential healthcare services and products in poor, rural areas and

  1. iv) improve nutrition status of smallholder families with a focus on pregnant women, children aged under-2 years, and adolescent girls.



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