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Community Based Treatment

Community Based Treatment

Ensuring access to treatment and healthcare services is an essential component to a healthcare system. However, populations in remote and underserved areas are often left without the same level of health services and care as populations in urban areas. Resource and time constraints to reaching urban facilities often leave rural population at a disadvantage and contribute to morbidity and mortality in emergency situations. Offering community-based treatment opportunities in communities where people live is a successful strategy to reach rural populations.
TRAction is funding two studies to explore community-based programs in Bangladesh. Once study utilizes trained community health workers to provide emergency treatment to address pre-eclampsia and eclampsia cases. The second study explores potential roles the community can play in preventing early marriage and early child-bearing. 

Our Partners

  • International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research , Bangladesh (icddr,b)

Collaborative Efforts

Preventing & Treating (Pre)Eclampsia

Preventing & Treating (Pre)Eclampsia

TRAction is currently funding a research study in Bangladesh exploring the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to address severe pre-eclampsia (SPE) and eclampsia cases.

Implemented by International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (icddr,b)

Study Location: Habiganj, Bangladesh

Preventing Early Marriage

Shahana Begum talks on a mobile phone with a Health Care Center to refer a pregnant mother to the clinic in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.  © 2010 Sumon Yusuf, Courtesy of Photoshare
Preventing Early Marriage

The TRAction project is supporting research conducted at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) exploring the underlying cultural barriers that lead to early marriage and high rates of teenage fertility in Bangladesh.

Implemented by International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (icddr,b)

Study Location: Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna, Chittagong, or Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh


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