In Bangladesh since 1978.
Bangladesh has the eighth largest population in the world with 162 million. Half of its enormous population lives in poverty. This widespread poverty, combined with urban growth, environmental degradation, and severe gender disparities, directly affects the nation’s health—particularly among the poor.
Since the 1950s, we have played a key role in helping Bangladesh develop and integrate its national family planning and maternal and child health programs, reach the hardest to reach populations, improve quality of services, and build the capacity of partner organizations.