Child Health

IACIB-MNCH Program:

Bangladesh has made significant progress in reducing mortality and morbidity rates over the last few decades as a whole, and in particular IACIB has had particular success in reducing mother and infant mortality and morbidity rates in the surrounding areas of Savar, Dhaka after establishing Filaria & General Hospital.  In 2012, we launched the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Project (MNCH) with a focus on maternal, neo-natal and child health, in order to reduce persistently high mortality and morbidity rate of mothers and children in Bangladesh. Under this project we have been working among garments factory workers to reduce their maternal and child mortality through SRHR Project to achieve MDG 4, 5 & 6 with Dutch Fund through HASAB and Marie Stopes. Key features of this program included capacity development of human resources in community health promotion, the empowerment of women and appropriate support groups, provision of maternal, neonatal and child health services and development of referrals to   Filaria & General Hospital, Kolma, Savar, Dhaka. One of the innovations of this project is the establishment of delivery centers designed to provide privacy and maintain improved hygiene and cleanliness during delivery. Also these delivery centers provide critical access of pregnant women to medical expertise and enable quick laboratory diagnosis, ultra sonography,  caesarian operation for pregnancy/ delivery complications and referral for hospital based delivery and to reduce home based delivery followed by PNC. There is a need for support in the field so that maternal, neo natal and child mortality could be reduced to zero through hospital based delivery .

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 IACIB has conducted a survey to see the present status of the child labour among its different groups of  population. The survey revealed that the child of the existing target group means the disabled filariasis patient; Rickshaw pullers and their wives are engaged in different works for poverty alleviation.  IACIB has also conducted a KAP study among ReadyMade Garments (RMG) workers.

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