We work with local institutions throughout Bangladesh to help women and children—especially very young adolescents—live long, healthy lives.
MOMENTUM collaborates with faith-based organizations to help very young adolescents make informed decisions about their health. We also work with private and faith-based health facilities to keep their services for mothers and children safe and accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Very Young Adolescents Make Informed Health Decisions
MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership works with two faith-based organizations (World Renew and LAMB Hospital) in Bangladesh’s Satkhira and Dinajpur districts to help very young adolescent girls and boys (ages 10 to 14 years) challenge harmful gender norms and make informed decisions about their health using Save the Children’s Choices, Voices, Promises approach. This approach includes providing technical capacity development to strengthen the organizations’ ability to deliver tailored health and gender programming for very young adolescents, as well as organizational development. In addition, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership partners with these organizations to generate actionable learning about very young adolescent health and gender programming. To complement this suite of activities, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership is also helping share this work with other organizations and leaders in Bangladesh.
Keeping Health Facilities Clean, Safe, and Accessible During COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, health facilities in Bangladesh rapidly mobilized to keep essential services accessible for women and children. MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership partners with health facilities in the coastal division of Barishal to assess the care they provide and create safe, sanitary conditions for their clients and employees. We also help facilities identify how they can improve sanitation and curb the spread of COVID-19 with infection prevention and control measures.
To learn more about how we helped facilities in Bangladesh respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, check out our technical and learning briefs.
Learn more about USAID’s work in Bangladesh.
Last updated September 2022.