Up to five million people in Bangladesh are pushed into poverty every year because of healthcare costs.
Demographic transitions, lifestyle changes and environmental factors, combined with malnutrition, are leading to a country epidemiological shift from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing, with approximately two-thirds being covered by out-of-pocket expenditure in Bangladesh.
Our community-based healthcare approach employs a wide network of community health workers to ensure that people living in poverty can access high-quality, affordable services. Health workers are social entrepreneurs who ensure a continuum of care, bridging the gap between formal healthcare systems and communities