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Gender Equality Results Case Study: Bangladesh - Second Urban Primary Health Care Project

Publication | June 2015
Gender Equality Results Case Study: Bangladesh - Second Urban Primary Health Care Project

The Urban Primary Health Care Project strengthened and expanded primary health care infrastructure and services with a focus on the urban poor in Bangladesh.

The overall purpose of the Second Urban Primary Health Care Project was to improve access to and utilization of efficient, effective, and sustainable high-quality Primary Health Care services for the urban poor areas covered by the project, with particular focus on women and girls.

The project provided preventative and curative services, including access to immunization, reproductive health services, limited curative care, nutrition-related services, community outreach on health issues, and assistance for women survivors of violence. In project areas, there were significant improvements in key indicators, including under-5 mortality, maternal mortality, total fertility, child malnutrition, and control of sexually transmitted infections.

Contents 

  • Summary
  • Main Aims of the Project
  • Key Gender Equality Health Issues and Approaches
  • Project Plan for Involving Women and Addressing Gender Disparities
  • Key Achievements
  • Project Features that Contributed to Gender Equality Performance
  • Lessons Learned
  • Challenges