Lessons from USAID’s MaMoni Maternal & Newborn Care Strengthening Project

This webinar shared Bangladesh’s lessons on engaging the private sector to improve quality of care for women, newborns and children. USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) has been working specifically with the private sector in Bangladesh to facilitate the introduction of best practice for maternal and newborn health interventions.

The speakers presented the national context to engage the private sector for quality of care, the steps required to interpret and adopt government guidelines in the private sector, and the perspective of private providers on contributing to improving quality of care.  In addition, a brief presentation on the role of the private sector during the COVID-19 response was shared.

This is the first webinar in a series on Engaging the private sector for quality maternal, newborn and child health care’, co-organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the World Health Organization. 


Photo: (Right) Radha Rani Roy conducts checkups for pregnant women at the  Vhabna Community Clinic in Pirganj, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh, in September 2014. ©UNICEF/Paul



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    Dr. Aminul Hasan, Director Hospitals and Clinics, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Bangladesh Ms. Minara Chowdhuty, Senior Clinical Advisor Quality Assurance and Accreditation, USAID’s MaMoni MNCSP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Professor Zahidul Hasan, Sr. Consultant, Microbiology, and Head Infection Control Program, Square Hospitals Ltd Mr. Rafiul Islam and Mr. Bazlur Rashid, Monno Medical College and Hospital, Manikganj, Bangladesh and Islami Bank Community Hospital Limited, Manikganj Ms Aurelie Paviza, Health Systems Governance and Financing Department, World Health Organization