Health and Nutrition


Factors Affecting Health



Future Challenges



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A pregnant woman is being given a tetanus shot at an outreach site.
The women’s health project in Bangladesh aims to ensure women’s right to survival with a focus on respect, dignity and self-esteem

The specific objectives are to meet the following targets by 2005:
  • Increase antenatal care coverage to 60 per cent and postnatal care coverage to 30 per cent.
  • Increase emgergency obstructive care(EmOC) to d 40 per cent
  • Increase proportion of deliveries assisted by skilled personnel to 25 per cent
  • Establish comprehensive EmOC at all district hospitals and at 30 per cent of sub-district hospitals
  • Improve social behaviour of health service staff in their interactions with women.



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection