Impact of Maternal and Child Health Private Expenditure on Poverty and Inequity in Bangladesh: Maternal and Child Health Expenditure in Bangladesh - Technical Report B

Publication | December 2012

Asian Development Bank technical assistance funded the Bangladesh Patient Exit Survey (PES) 2011 to understand the challenges in improving the provision of and access to maternal, neonatal, and child health services in Bangladesh.

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This study attempts to fill some of these gaps in the evidence on out-of-pocket financial costs faced by patients usingn Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) facilities, and in particular mothers and children, as well as the impact of the demand-side financing (DSF) pilots. It does so by using data from a national survey of patients at MOHFW facilities, which collected information on costs that they experienced.

The objectives of the technical assistance analysis are to

  • quantify the nature and level of out-of-pocket costs faced by patients using MOHFW facilities, with special focus on mothers and children;
  • assess the impact of the DSF pilot schemes on out-of-pocket costs and utilization of MNCH services; and
  • assess the overall impact on equity in the utilization of all and MNCH services.

The study makes use of the Patient Exit Survey (PES) 2011 that was commissioned as an extension to the Facility Efficiency Survey (FES) 2011.


  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • References

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Health finance
  • Health insurance and subsidized health programs
  • Health system development
  • Maternal and child health
  • Bangladesh
  • RPT135432-3
  • 978-92-9092-974-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9092-975-8 (electronic)

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