Improving primary health care in Bangladesh

RHCC intervention: Promoting resilience in the delivery of post-abortion care during floods at the primary health care in Bangladesh

A waiting room full of people in health centre in BangladeshResearch into promoting resilience in primary health care during a natural disaster (e.g. flood), has had a wide-ranging impact upon poor women, health professionals, and decision makers in the field of reproductive health and disaster risk management. The underpinning research has significantly improved the quality of care for clients, an increase in the management skills of nurses and family welfare visitors, and changed practices in the delivery of the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) ‘Innovation Programme’. The principal contribution has been to developing a more effective policy and set of practices for health security and reproductive health in disasters and humanitarian crises.

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