Bangladesh: Second Urban Primary Health Care Project
An ADB project ensures decentralized primary health care service provision through city corporations and municipalities and provides primary health care services. through partnership agreements with nongovernment organizations
In May 2005, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Second Urban Primary Health Care Project (UPHCP-II) to improve the health status of the urban population, especially of the poor, in 6 city corporations and 5 municipalities. At least 30% of all the services are targeted at poor people earning less than taka 700 per month. The project improves access to and use of urban primary health-care (PHC) services, focusing on the poorest, and the quality of urban PHC services. This brief gives an overview of a project that ensures decentralized PHC service provision through city corporations and municipalities, and provides PHC services through partnership agreements with nongovernment organizations.