Between 2016 and 2018, the Population Council, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Family Planning and Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh, implemented an intervention to confront pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E). This was part of the Ending Eclampsia project, a five-year USAID investment that implemented aspects of the Primary Health Care (PHC) PE/E Model in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The intervention in Bangladesh comprised two components of the PHC for PE/E Model: 1) Task sharing to detect and manage PE/E (MgSO4 and referral) with PHC providers (Family Welfare Visitors, Sub-Assistant Community Medical Officers, and Nurse-Midwives), and 2) Introducing antihypertensive drug provision at the PHC level. This brief describes the true cost for implementing the two components in Bangladesh and includes a brief description of the activities within each component. Lessons from implementation of the PHC PE/E Model in Bangladesh could lead to cost savings in future interventions.
Hossain, Sharif M.I., Pooja Sripad, and Sara Chace Dwyer. 2019. "Implementing components of the primary health care pre-eclampsia/eclampsia model in Bangladesh: A cost analysis," Ending Eclampsia Country Brief. Dhaka: Population Council.