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Bangladesh has made considerable progress in the status of many health indicators, but yet undernutrition remains a serious problem for women and children. To improve the overall maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and health outcomes, Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has undertaken different interventions with a focus to strength the primary health care (PHC) and referral system. In this light, GoB with support from partners administered a three-phase project to improve coverage, continuity, intensity and quality of PHC services including routine MIYCN services through strengthened community-outreach, engagement and accountability. The agenda of the Phase-2 is to develop an integrated community-based MIYCN and PHC service package which consists of three key components including service delivery, supervision and community accountability. The operational materials for the package include training manuals, operational guides & tools and SBCC resources.

In order to fine tune the operational manual, Alive & Thrive (A&T) – a global nutrition initiative undertaken an assignment for generating user feedbacks on the operational guides, tools and SBCC resources through small group consultations at ward and/or upazilas levels. Feedback on the Facilitator’s manual also generated through observations during the Training of Trainers (ToT) and post-training evaluation. With this aim, FHI Solutions awarded dRi to provide technical support for user consultation and refinement of the integrated community-based MIYCN and PHC service package, and capacity building materials for trainers. dRi conducted user consultations and incorporated the feedbacks from the consultations in the operational materials.

Serial No: 235

Theme: Health and Sanitation

Research Method: Qualitative

Partner: FHI Solutions

Starting Year: 2022

Study Area: Manikganj, Mymensingh, Narayanganj