The preliminary results of the National Prevalence of Maternal Morbidity in Bangladesh 2016 were presented to government officials, policy makers, scientists, academicians, clinicians, program managers and NGO officials at a dissemination seminar held on January 15, 2018. The event, organized by USAID’s Research for Decision Makers (RDM) Activity, focused on sharing the estimation of two conditions―obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse―based on the Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey 2016 and a complementary Maternal Morbidity Validation Study.
Funded by the Government of Bangladesh, USAID and DFID, the estimation was a collaborative effort of the National Institute of Population Research and Training, MEASURE Evaluation, icddr,b, Fistula Care Plus and MaMoni HSS project.
The event was chaired by prominent Obstetrician and Gynecologist National Professor Shahla Khatun while Professor Laila Arjumand Banu, President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB) and renowned Obstetrician and Gynecologist Professor TA Chowdhury were present as guests of honour. Professor Sayeba Akhter, eminent Fistula Surgeon of Bangladesh and Professor Firoza Begum, Secretary General, OGSB attended the program as panelists.