Up to five million people in Bangladesh are pushed into poverty every year because of unforeseen 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.

IMPACT

 
 
 

Covid-19 response:

In partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, our COVID response aims to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 by enhancing community resilience and health system strengthening. Our intervention entails public health communication, testing, facilitating vaccination, door-to-door syndromic surveillance, tele-medicine and capacity enhancement of local health facilities for improved COVID-19 compliance. Grassroots level activities are powered by our strong network of 50,000 community health workers equipped with digital tools.

HNPP's Impact During the Pandemic March 2020-2021

Learn more: BRAC Covid-19 website

STORIES

WHAT WE DO

 
 
 
 

HOW WE DO IT

 
 
last-mile

Last mile access

Door-to-door health services connect communities with private and public providers in the most remote regions
care-for-women-children

Care for women and children

Specific interventions and referral systems that focus on improving the health and nutritional status of women
health-forum

Health forums

Structured and informative community-based discussions
social-enterprises

Social enterprise

Entrepreneurship models bring care to communities and remove financing as a barrier to accessing quality services
 

WHY IT WORKS

 
 
community-base

Community-based approach

Door-to-door services delivered by community health workers employ people in rural areas to provide services to people in their communities
social-equity

Social equity

Low-cost health packages meet basic community health needs
community-empowerment

Community empowerment

Formal and informal training, incorporating community feedback in programme activities and running regular courtyard educational sessions
continum-care

Continuum of care

A strong network that connects communities with public and private health facilities
 

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