About Bangladesh Health Watch
Who we are
Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) started its journey in 2006 as a group of concerned citizens and experts with a vision of facilitating universal health coverage for all the citizens in Bangladesh. Since the foundation, BHW have been working to bring about sustainable improvements in the health sector in Bangladesh through research, documentation, policy advocacy and networking.
Universal Health Coverage is ensured for all citizens of Bangladesh.
Building a functional platform through which citizens and all other relevant stakeholders of the country can get their voices heard and thereby influence policies and programmes impacting citizen's health.
Projects of BHW
BHW's current project is "Making Bangladesh Health Care Systems More Responsive and Participatory." The goal of the project is - 'To strengthen the healthcare system so that it is more responsive to the people's needs and demands'.
BHW operates from its secretariat at James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and guided by an Advisory Group and a Working Group. The Advisory Group provides strategic guidance and support to the Working Group. The secretariat implements the programs of BHW following the guidelines from the Working Group.
Reaching voices of the grassroots to the policy makers
Voices of the grassroots people hardly reach to the policymaking forums.
BHW has formed Eight (8) regional chapters comprising of civil society members to monitor health service situations at the local level and act as the bridge between the service seekers and providers. Regional chapters bring the concerns and voices of the service providers and recipients to the policymakers through District Health Rights Forums (DHRF), Upazila Health Rights Forums and Union Health Rights Forums. Alongside there are District Health Rights Youth Forum to support health advocacy programs of DHRF.
Our Success Stories
Discover the inspiring journeys of those dedicated to improving healthcare in Bangladesh. These stories showcase resilience, innovation, and progress in our pursuit of a healthier nation.
Consistent efforts in advocacy led to the commissioning of Barguna hospital's newly built 7-storied building.Read more
The rise of a real citizen watchdog platform.Read more
Consistent efforts in advocacy brought ease to the CHCP at his community clinic.Read more
Empowering women of Hatia union with awareness on the prevention of pregnancy risks.Read more
Citizen's initiatives bring significant change in health sector in Netrakona.Read more
Youth-led Health Advocacy initiatives eases patients waiting time at Khagrachhari Hospital.Read more
Community clinics benefited from solar power in the hill area.Read more
Activities in Regional Chapter
Regions: 8Institutions: 24Members: 237