In rural areas of Bangladesh, emergency obstetric care services are available at the upazila level and above. At lower levels, Union Health and Family Welfare Centers (UHFWCs) located in the proximity of women’s homes provide normal delivery services. Recently, the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) undertook an initiative to provide 24-hour normal delivery services in newly upgraded UHFWCs. The Population Council, with financial support from UKaid is providing technical assistance to the DGFP to implement an operations research study to test the effectiveness of this model. This brief presents an overview of the project, describes the implementation of project activities as of December 2015, and summarizes the key findings from the baseline survey.
Talukder, Md. Noorunnabi, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, and Afsana Fatema Noor. 2016. "A model for providing 24-hour normal delivery services at Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Bangladesh," UHFWC Project Brief. Dhaka: Population Council.