PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN BANGLADESH

We've been working with communities in some of the poorest parts of Bangladesh since 1994 to create a better life for children.

CHALLENGES

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in the world, where nearly half the population lives on less than US$2 a day.
  • Many babies die due to malnourished mothers and poor antenatal care.
  • Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation put children at risk of deadly diseases.
  • Exploitation and abuse of children is common.
  • Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters.
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Boys hold educational materials from their pre-school, supported by Plan International.
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Runa, who received business training support from Plan International, checks a customer's blood pressure at her pharmaceutical store.
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Children learning in a school supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

Access to good healthcare is vital if children in Bangladesh are to thrive and fulfil their potential, so Plan International supports community health clinics, as well as providing essential medicines and training health workers.

Children are also learning about good nutrition both at home and at school.

We're also taking a creative approach to educating children about water hygiene – a crucial factor in avoiding disease and infection. Our fun activities – such as art and essay-writing competitions, debates and hand washing demonstrations - are working wonders at raising awareness and saving lives.

A good education is equally important so we're supporting early learning for young children, improving education in primary schools – particularly in rural areas.