This research brief is a part of a larger landscaping analysis by Population Council, with support from USAID and the MacArthur Foundation. In Bangladesh, in 12 upazilas in four districts, it assessed the capacity of primary health facilities to manage pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E). This brief shares findings from 134 facilities on required infrastructure for providing maternal and newborn health (MNH) services, human resources, facility readiness, and MNH commodities and supplies. Facility readiness is vital to providing quality services to antenatal care (ANC) patients, especially to women with PE/E. Without functioning equipment, ANC/PNC registers, essential medicines, electricity, and running water, women are less likely to seek and receive services in a timely manner. The brief includes recommendations based on the study’s findings.
Sultana, Kanij and Amy Dempsey. 2017. "Life-saving medicines and equipment in facilities in Bangladesh," Ending Eclampsia Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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