Since 2012, CARE Bangladesh has been implementing an innovative public private partnership to address the shortage of health human resource issues in remote areas with funding from GSK’s 20% profit reinvestment policy.
To address the above issue, the project has developed 300 Skilled Health Entrepreneurs (SHE) in Sunamganj and 110 SHE in Netrokona district supported by communities, public health system, and Local Government bodies. The private providers are accredited by Bangladesh Nursing Council with six months’ community skilled birth attendant training complemented by community based integrated management of childhood illness (C-IMCI), FP, nutrition and social entrepreneurship training. Each provider has a market size of about 7500 population and is supported
USAID's Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA) aims to sustainably impact the nutrition and health of women and children in their first 1000 days of life. CNHA will use the Core Team model to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of Bangladesh’s community health system. CNHA will use effective social and behavior change (SBC) strategies to boost demand for services and good health, nutrition, and family planning practices. By assisting Bangladesh in achieving self-sufficiency, the CNHA will tackle the disparities in nutrition and health outcomes among the most vulnerable population segments. This will be accomplished through targeted community-health system strengthening efforts. The primary objective of CNHA is to promote the sustainable enhancement of the community health system.DURATION: April 16, 2023 - April 15, 2028
Prioritized HIV prevention services for key populations in Bangladesh project aims to minimize the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS on the individual, family, community, and society through the comprehensive prevention programs for people who inject drugs (PWID) and their partners. The project work to implement HIV prevention services to limit new HIV infections among key populations (PWID, FSWs, MSM, MSWs and hijra); to complement treatment, care and support services provided by the GoB to PLHIV so as to enhance uptake of testing to 90% and treatment to 90%; and ensure an effective national HIV/AIDS response by establishing a functional health information system with 100% reporting from all implementing entities and with enhanced capacity of personnel in selected public health facilities providing HIV services by the end of 2020.DURATION: April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
The project will improve the maternal and child health status of women by creating an enabling environment to ensure service seeking, mobilizing collective community actions to support and hold government service providers accountable to increase the provision of quality services.DURATION: October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021
“Vulnerable Supply Chain Facility (VSCF)” project, a UK Aid funded initiative which aims to benefit nearly 1 million people in developing countries. CARE is working with Marks & Spencer (M&S) on a jointly on this initiative. The joint venture is working together to improve health services for 80,000 factory workers, of 25 factories from selective areas of Gazipur, Savar and Valuka. Facilitated by CARE, the trainings and awareness include maintaining personal hygiene, the importance of frequent handwashing, nutritious food intake, and maintaining menstrual hygiene, awareness about COVID-19 such as maintaining physical distance, and certainly wearing masks, COVID-19 vaccine intake and registration related training. Other includes training and awareness includes pain management, family planning, anti-sexual harassment training, and many more.DURATION: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
CARE’s “Accountable Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Improved Social Cohesion” (AGDRR) project funded by Danish Government is working toward strengthening local disaster management structures and improving social cohesion between refugee and host communities in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar. During the reporting months, numbers of trainings were organized for village development committee (VDC), Union Disaster Management Committee members and women groups on disaster preparedness, leadership etc. The project has so far reached 7,717 people directly.DURATION: May 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
CARE has been providing immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance and addressing gender-s specific needs of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities since the start of the latest massive influx of refugees on 25 August 2017. The Cox’s Bazar refugee camp is the largest in the world, with nearly 915,000 Rohingya and 444,000 affected local people requiring d ay-to-day humanitarian and poverty-fighting support. Some 52% of them are women and girls, 55% are children, and 4% live with disability. CARE’s work focuses on women an d girls who are disproportionately affected by this crisis and the violence, discrimination and poverty.DURATION: Ongoing
CARE’s Site Management (SM) and Site Development (SD) sectors with mainly funding support of IOM and WFP is working toward improving living conditions of the Rohingya camps through enhancing coordination and service monitoring, disaster risk reduction, strengthening accountability mechanism, increasing security and accessibility, enhancing infrastructure, active community mobilization and so on in camp 13, 14, 16 and 19. Through all the SM and SD activities in Cox’s Bazar, CARE is supporting 94,000+ population on a continuous basis.DURATION:
IMAGINE stands for Inspiring Married Adolescent Girls To Imagine New Empowered Futures. The goal of this project is to identify, design, and test interventions that hold promise for delaying the timing of first birth among married adolescents and importantly, document and share learning from this initiative with the wider development community to inform others working to address the issue of adolescent childbearing.DURATION: August 1, 2018 - March 31, 2022
Promoting worker well-being project designed to ensure that partnerships with targeted stakeholders include workers’ voices and influence business plans and practices, by building a cadre of competent and experienced women worker leaders. Dignified Work for All will promote the wellbeing of women workers by strengthening their capacities and increasing the leadership, representation and voice of women in Bangladeshi industry and society.DURATION: January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
The multi-country Tipping Point project addresses child marriage through a dynamic process of innovation, insight, and influence through advocacy in Nepal and Bangladesh. The project focuses on identifying the root causes of child marriage and facilitates innovative strategies to create alternative paths for adolescent girls. Grounded by this work, the project also seeks to influence the way policymakers, donors, researchers, and civil society approach the issue of child marriage, specifically to steer the global discourse beyond short-term solutions. The project works with adolescent girls and boys, parents, community and religious leaders, and nationally with networks of social activists, experts, and government agencies. These areas are both geographically and economically isolated from other regions. CARE expects this learning and innovation initiative to contribute to global understanding of the complex issues driving child marriage and strategies that can contribute to a “tipping point” of sustainable change to prevent child marriage and create viable alternative paths for adolescent girls.DURATION: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) will work to strengthen the HR development and management systems in order to provide equal access and control over career development processes for the female garment employees. The programme seeks to improve women’s access to leadership in the RMG sector- with a focus on line leader and supervisory roles.DURATION: July 29, 2018 - June 30, 2021
CARE Bangladesh’s ‘Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities’ (SHOUHARDO) is one of the largest food security programs in Bangladesh as well as in the world. Following the trail of two successful cycles in the past, SHOUHARDO is now in its third phase of implementation. As an integrated and multi-sectoral program, it acts on ensuring food security, maternal and child nutrition, women and youth empowerment, improved governance and disaster resilience for the poor and the extreme poor households. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a complimentary funding from the Government of Bangladesh. The six implementing partners of SHOUHARDO III are Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO), Mahideb Jubo Somaj Kallayan Somity (MJSKS), National Development Program (NDP), People’s Oriented Program Implementation (POPI) and SKS Foundation.DURATION: September 29, 2015 - September 30, 2022
Building on the successes of the predecessor program, SHOUHARDOIII+ will work with program participants to pursue diversified sources of income, support inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led growth, enhance access to markets, especially for women and girls, and improve access to financial services for PEP participants. This will be done by continuously engaging and linking the program-facilitated Local Service Providers (LSP) with the government and private sector, as well as promoting increased consumption of nutritious foods and micro-nutrients for children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescent girls. Across these result areas, SHOUHARDO III+ will build upon its integration approach to programming by prioritizing private sector engagement, gender, and governance. Because the design of the SHOUHARDO III+ program builds upon the achievements and progress of SHOUHARDO III, several Partner Non-Government Organization (PNGO) partnerships will be maintained within the new program.
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The overall objective of this project is to achieve the desired positive public health impact from zero open defecation, use of improved sanitation facilities, safe hygiene behavior and ensuring safety sustainability of safe water through arsenic-safe union and water safety communities’ declaration.DURATION: February 17, 2019 - April 30, 2022
Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) will replicate proven best practices, and take to scale innovative local governance models for better nutrition outcome. The project will work with the Government of Bangladesh at the regional and local levels, to support the effective implementation of the National Plan of Action for Nutrition 2 (NPAN-2). JANO will work at District, Upazila and Union levels as well as with multi-sector including public sector, private sector and civil society organizations; building their capacity for better planning, budgeting of nutritional program, and to provide effective oversight in its implementation.DURATION: September 1, 2018 - August 30, 2023
Krishi Utsho (KU) Microfranchise has established a network of branded rural agro input supply shops to meet the needs of smallholder farmers. Through operating at the last mile, the network acts as an one stop solution center for over 51,000 smallholder farmers, particularly vulnerable women in Northwest and Southwest of Bangladesh, contributing to their increased productivity and resilience. Apart from the supply chain network KU has initiated non-traditional financing and customer relationship management system for rural farmers.DURATION: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Living Blue produces high-quality, hand-made products dyed naturally using Bengal indigo to retail in high-end markets, under its own label. The surplus generated by the social enterprise contributes to the general well-being of local communities and help to create sustainable social, cultural and economic life. It is owned and managed by the indigo farmers, dyers and artisans.DURATION: September 30, 2014 - May 31, 2022
“Action for Supporting the Host Communities: Adaptation and Resilience” (ASHAR ALO) project funded by USAID has the main focus on WASH, Shelter, DRR through cash for work activity and GBV in Ukhiya and Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar. After successful completion of intervention in Jaliyapalong Union of Ukhiya Upazila, in the current phase the project is targeting Haldiyapalong and Ratnapalong Union for Shelter, Settlement and WASH activities and Palongkhali Union for GBV and protection activities. For DRR activity the project has targeted Chakmarkul Union of Ramu Upazila. CARE has also applied for a top up funding of USD 2 million for further extension of project coverage and reach.DURATION: August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2022
Promoting Resilience to Risks of Natural Hazards (PRERONA) will support communities in Cox’s Bazar to anticipate and be resilient to natural hazards and disasters. Through physical improvements to Multi-Purpose Cyclone Shelters (MPCS), communities will have safe, accessible shelter and school infrastructure that is adapted to natural hazards that reduces disaster risk. In addition, through local capacity building, communities will be better able to plan for disasters in order to increase resilience, reduce climate change impact and ensure continuity of education. The program will support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), particularly the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and local government, to maintain facilities that are essential to the disaster preparedness of communities in Cox’s Bazar.DURATION: May 2, 2019 - September 2, 2021
“Piloting and Expansion of Flood Preparedness Programme (FPP)” is a unique approach to combine Forecast based Action and Early warning to reduce loss & damage in the flood-prone districts in Bangladesh. The Programme is being piloted in flood hotspots area of Jamalpur and Kurigram districts. CARE Bangladesh in implementing the “Piloting and Expansion of Flood Preparedness Program (FPP)” in collaboration with NRP, DDM-Part. A pool of 1440 FPP volunteers have been created and trained in target 20 unions of Kurigram and Jamalpur. The volunteers contributed to reduce suffering, loss and damage of vulnerable people during 2020 foold although they were just trained by CARE. This year, the volunteer will be given refreshere along with introduction to a web-based flood risk model which is being developed by IWFM-BUET (Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), technical partner of donor.DURATION: December 30, 2019 - September 30, 2021
Scaling-up Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh” (SUFAL-II) is a consortium implemented by CARE Bangladesh as a lead agency, with partners Concern Worldwide and their local partners ESDO (CARE) and SKS Foundation (CWW); technically supported by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES); and financially supported by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). SUFAL-II aims to strengthen Forecast-based Action (FbA) by generating longer lead time by developing community-based FbA approach and by pilot linking Forecast-based Financing (FbF) to Social Safety Net Programme (SSNP) for financing early action. By keeping communities at the center, the project focuses on reducing human suffering in the flood-prone Brahmaputra-Jamuna basin areas through FbA approach and institutionalizing it at the larger level.
From August 2019 to June 2020, the ‘Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh – SUFAL’ successfully completed its first phase; reached 97% of the targeted population through actionable forecast information and early warning, 93% project population took at least one early action individually or collectively and per household saved average BDT 21,461 by FbA intervention in 2020 monsoon.
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“Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh” (SUFAL) is funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and is being implemented in a consortium led by CARE, with Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief and technical support from Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) in the three flood-prone districts/sub-districts along the Ganges-Brahmaputra river, namely Kurigram, Gaibandha, and Jamalpur. SUFAL focused on developing the Forcaste based Action (FbA) approach to saving lives and assets through community-based early actions; which means the definition of triggers and identification of early actions are done to implement early actions to support the whole community. The project is currently working on no-cost extension till June. Meanwhile, Phase II proposal for USD 1.58 million has been submitted and the propoeal is at the the final review stage with high likeliness of being awarded. As like the phase I, CARE will lead the consortium likely to be started from early July ’21 through to January ‘23.DURATION: August 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
“Multi-purpose Disaster Shelter Support” (MPDS) is a multi-year program jointly implemented by CARE Bangladesh, Save the Children and Gram Unnayon Sangathon (GRAUS) funded by USAID with the overall goal of “risk of natural disasters reduced and community resilience increased”. The project focuses on community and stakeholder’s capacity strengthening on local hazards, management and construction of multipurpose shelters in Cox’s Bazar (Moheshkhali, Kutubdia, Chakaria, Pekua) and Bandarban (Sadar, Naikhongchori, Lama upazila) districts.
The project aims at constructing 25 new shelters in two of the most vulnerable districts Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar benefitting 200,000 people over three and half years. The project will follow a “Para Center” approach that acts as the nucleus of basic social services in the community centers for the people in disaster-struck areas. In some locations, the centers will serve as learning spaces to provide children with a safe, stimulating and quality learning environment.