Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)

Even with significant achievements, maternal mortality remains a critical concern for Bangladesh. Evidence shows that almost 14 mothers die every day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth in the country. On the other hand, Bangladesh is still among the top 10 countries with the highest burden of under-5 and newborn deaths in the world. So, to achieve sustainable development goal targets 3.1 and 3.2, Bangladesh needs to bring down the maternal mortality rate and neonatal mortality rate respectively. The RDM Activity is carrying out implementation research in the area of maternal and neonatal health to identify and resolve operational challenges to generate evidence of what works and how works.

Related studies:

Identification of Newborn Signal Functions and development of Health Facility Assessment Tools for Bangladesh
Assessment of licensing status and readiness of MNCH services at private facilities
A cohort study to examine the dynamics of decision making process for maternal health care services in a low-income urban area in Dhaka
A cohort study to examine the dynamics of decision-making process for maternal health care services in a rural area of Bangladesh
Advancing Routine Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) to deliver for Every Newborn (EN-BIRTH study phase 2): Assessing the feasibility of incorporating, and exploring data quality and utility for selected maternal and newborn indicators in Kushtia, Bangladesh
A study to assess the knowledge, skills and quality of training of the graduate midwives in Bangladesh