Creating UHC momentum in Bangladesh: the challenges and opportunities

The Centre for Universal Health Coverage is currently conducting a study on “Creating UHC momentum in Bangladesh: the challenges and opportunities” in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation (RF). The purpose of this study is to assess the contribution of RF’s portfolio towards creating UHC momentum in Bangladesh which could be useful and insightful in taking forward the UHC initiatives to a broader level. A review of reports submitted by the grantees, and coverage of UHC related issues in the print and virtual media have been conducted, as well as in-depth interviews with principal investigators of RF funded projects.

A workshop was convened to bring the UHC grantees together so that they could share their experiences related to their particular projects and learning to inform the grantees as well as the principal investigators of the UHC momentum study to guide the development of future programmes in this area.

Partners/Donor: Rockefeller Foundation


“Creating UHC momentum in Bangladesh: experience sharing and learning” study Stakeholder’s workshop, 25November 2015 at JPGSPH

A stakeholder’s workshop was organised by the UHC Forum on 25 November 2015. The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) grantees of “Creating UHC momentum in Bangladesh: experience sharing and learning” study participated in the workshop. There are 28 grantees who received grants from RF to conduct UHC related activities in Bangladesh. Out of 15 closed projects and 13 open projects, the PI’s of eight closed projects and PI’s of nine open projects were interviewed for the UHC momentum study, along with development and NGO partners, and also participated in the workshop. The participants shared their experiences and learning during the workshop. The RF funding strategy and the multi-pronged approach for Bangladesh with its implications were also shared in the workshop. The workshop was chaired by Natalie Phaholyothin, Rockefeller Foundation and moderated by Professor Syed Masud Ahmed, CoE-UHC.