A pilot study was initiated in Bangladesh for testing Pay-for-Performance for providers and clients in improving maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services by addressing supply and demand-side barriers. With funding from UNICEF, the Population Council provided technical assistance for the operations research study implemented by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh. Necessary and key human resource placement and training on integrated management of childhood illness, emergency operations centers, newborn care, infection prevention, and waste management are important for better performance in all facilities. In spite of existing barriers, facilities expressed a desire to exploit human resources, infrastructure, and other resources on hand for improving MNCH services. The report lists achievements and recommendations for the way forward for three locations.
Population Council. 2010. "Brief report: Activities and achievements of the P4P Project—Introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Bangladesh." Dhaka: Population Council.
Pay-for-Performance (P4P) to Increase Use of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Services in Bangladesh
Community-Based Research Commons, Demography, Population, and Ecology Commons, Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, International Public Health Commons, Maternal and Child Health Commons, Obstetrics and Gynecology Commons, Public Health Education and Promotion Commons, Women's Health Commons