Healthcare for Mothers and Children in Bangladesh

by BRAC USA
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Summary

Every 4 minutes in Bangladesh, a child less than 1 month old dies because their mother didn't have access to proper post-natal and ante-natal care. The majority of these deaths can be prevented by providing children and their mothers with access to proper nutrition. By providing nutritional supplements to pregnant mothers, their newborn babies, and young children, we can drastically reduce child mortality.
$7,375
total raised
79
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Every 45 minutes, a woman in Bangladesh dies from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Every 4 minutes, a child less than 1 month old dies because their mother didn't have access to proper post-natal and ante-natal care.

Solution

BRAC will educate its existing frontline community health promoters and train new health promoters to provide basic health services to pregnant women and their newborns. The promoters will be able to record patient data on a mobile device, like a cell phone, and quickly refer any complications to the nearest clinic or hospital. BRAC's health promoters will also educate and encourage women to give birth in a hospital or BRAC safe birth hut. This education will also be given to husbands.

Long-Term Impact

In the long term, this project will reduce child and maternal mortality in Bangladesh, helping it succeed in reaching Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. Early childhood nutrition will also reduce the number of health complications the children experience later in life.

Resources

http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
BRAC USA Website

Organization Information

BRAC USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
Project Leader:
Scott MacMillan
New York, New York United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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