Publication: Bangladesh : Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance
Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world. Poverty remains high at 43 percent of the population subsist on less than United States (U.S.) $1.25 per day (2010). Bangladesh achieved several millennium development goal (MDG) targets in education, health, and poverty reduction. Gender equality and women's empowerment are important determinants of reproductive health. While fertility and contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) are evenly distributed, wide gaps in access to maternal health services remain. Bangladesh will need to focus on increasing political commitment to adolescent health; focusing interventions on high-fertility and high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) areas; addressing human resources constraints; and harnessing the use of technology.
Link to Data Set
“El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Alam, Bushra Binte. 2014. Bangladesh : Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance. Health, nutrition, and population global practice knowledge brief;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/21294 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”