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In 2010, Bangladesh committed to doubling the percentage of births attended by a skilled health worker by 2015. At the London Family Planning Summit in 2012, Bangladesh committed to many more goals addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights, early marriage and child birth, and maternal and child health needs.

2012—London Family Planning Summit

Bangladesh will increase access and use for poor people in urban and rural areas, improving choice and availability, of Long Acting and Permanent Methods (LaPMs), including for men, and post-partum and post-abortion services. The government will work with the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to: address the needs of young people, especially young couples; reduce regional disparities, working with leaders and communities to delay early marriage and child birth; and increase male involvement. One-third of Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) centers will provide adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services. Monitoring to ensure quality of care will be strengthened, including informed consent and choice, and to support women to continue use of family planning.


2010

Bangladesh commits to: doubling the percentage of births attended by a skilled health worker by 2015 (from the current level of 24.4%) through training an additional 3000 midwives, staffing all 427 sub-district health centres to provide round-the-clock midwifery services, and upgrading all 59 district hospitals and 70 Mother and Child Welfare Centres as centres of excellence for emergency obstetric care services. Bangladesh will also reduce the rate of adolescent pregnancies through social mobilization, implementation of the minimum legal age for marriage, and upgrading one third of MNCH centres to provide adolescent friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Bangladesh will halve unmet need for family planning (from the current level of 18%) by 2015; and ensure universal implementation of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Programme.

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