Global Observatory for eHealth


CoIA country*

Launched in 2011, Bangladesh’s eHealth program is included in the current Health Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program for 2011 to 2016. A strategic plan, implementation plan, and operational program appear as separate, complementary documents. Bangladesh’s eHealth policy is included in both the 2009 National ICT policy and the 2011 National Health policy

Bangladesh’s National Health Policy, including the policy for eHealth. In Bangla.

Date of publication: 2011

National ICT Policy 2009 - URL pending
Bangladesh’s National ICT policy, including an action plan for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh. In Bangla.

Section 5.5 (pages 38-39) of this document describes Bangladesh’s eHealth strategy in the context of strengthening health systems and governance overall. Priorities include: improving collection of information on core health indicators; strengthening existing departmental health information systems; expanding eHealth initiatives; and promoting innovation through private-public partnerships.

Date of publication: April 2011

Date URL last accessed: 23 September 2013

An implementation plan for the HPNSDP strategy as a whole, including the eHealth program.

Date of publication: July 2011

Date URL last accessed: 23 September 2013

Health Information Systems and E-Health Operational Program - URL pending
An operational plan for the expansion of the Health Information System and eHealth, based on the goals and strategies set out in the previous two documents. It includes a detailed account of activities, benchmarks, and target dates for completion.

*Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health