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The COVID-19 pandemic has an indirect effect on essential health and nutrition services (EHNS) in Bangladesh, in terms of provision, coverage, utilization and care-seeking behavior; particularly for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), tuberculosis (TB), and non-communicable diseases (NCD). EHNS delivery have been impacted due to supply and demand side factors, leading to lapses in the delivery of EHNS and the consequent drop in service utilization. Hence a qualitative study has been undertaken by Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) in collaboration with dRi and funded by The World Bank, to understand the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on EHNS in Bangladesh, with specific focus on RMNCAH together with TB and NCD for provision, coverage, utilization and care-seeking. Data collection tools included 75 individual interviews, 25 key informant interviews (KII) and 36 focus group discussions (FGD) in Dhaka and Chattogram.

Serial No: 195

Theme: Pandemic Crisis

Research Method: Qualitative

Partner: Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM), The World Bank

Starting Year: 2021

Study Area: Dhaka, Chattogram