Assessment of a Pilot Intervention of Community Component of BRAC Health Programme
Anita Sharif Chowdhury and Md Belal Hossain of BRAC RED
Date: 15 October 2018; Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am; Venue: RED Conference Room (15 Floor)
BRAC has been implementing health and nutrition programnes over decades through community-based interventions in Bangladesh. BRAC health programme is currently exploring different models to sustain primary healthcare services in the community in align with the “Sustainable Development Goals 2030” under its present social enterprise model. The current study is going to assess one such pilot interventions of health community component, where a new community healthcare operations model has been introduced for improved household coverage and increased service deliveries among women, children, adolescents and adult population of the country. This is a quasi-experimental study design. A two-stage cluster random sampling will be done to select 2500 HHs equally from both pilot and control areas.The study area includes Monohordi upazila of Narsingdi and Khansama upazila of Dinajpur as the treatment group, and Belabo upazila of Narsingdi and Kaharole upazila of Dinajpur as the control group. The end line survey will be done after six months to assess any change in service coverage and health service utilisation in the pilot areas. The study findings will help the programme in scaling up of the pilot intervention in other health programme areas, if required.