NGO Health Service Delivery Project

The project supports the delivery of primary health care through a nationwide network called Surjer Hashi, or “Smiling Sun.” The network consists of more than 25 local NGOs, 300+ static clinics, and 8,800+ satellite clinics. In total, it serves approximately 22.2 million people (15% of the population).

Project Date: 2012 - present
Funder: USAID, DFID, Chevron
Country: Bangladesh

What We Do

  • Support the delivery of primary health care—reproductive health, child health, behavior change communication, communicable disease control, and limited curative care—through the nationwide Surjer Hashi or “Smiling Sun” network
  • Make sure every woman has access to the information and health care—from her home to the health facility—to safely deliver her baby and care for herself and her children
  • Build the capacity of local organizations to provide quality health services for poor and underserved populations
  • Focus on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents—the largest generation of young people in history—as they come of age
  • Lead a consortium of partners, including CARE/Bangladesh, Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Social Marketing Company, Rapport Bangladesh, and Nari Uddug Kendra

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