USAID, DFID, Chevron
Newborns Received Immediate Care
Births Assisted by Skilled Community Attendants
Young People Reached
The project supported 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, 350+ static clinics, and 10,000+ satellite clinics. In total, it served approximately 25.7 million people (16% of the population).
- Supported 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.
- Made 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.
- Built the capacity of local organizations to provide quality health services for poor and underserved populations.
- Focused on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents—the largest generation of young people in history—as they come of age.
- Led 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.