Bangladesh trains health workers to reduce maternal mortality
Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Case study
This report describes an initiative undertaken by the Government of Bangladesh to reduce maternal mortality.
Two nationwide initiatives were initiated: (1) to train emergency obstetric care (EmOC) teams to work in district and subdistrict hospitals (medical officers and nurses), and (2) to train 17,000 skilled birth attendants to work at the community level by 2015.
Implementation approaches and emerging challenges are presented and discussed.