Public health in Bangladesh: Challenges to resolve


Prof. Dr. Monowar Ahmad Tarafdar1


Public Health sector in Bangladesh has made great steps to achieve and improve the health care for its people in the last decades. Maternal Health, Child Health, Communicable Diseases (e.g tuberculosis and diarrheal diseases, Kala Azar), Improved life expectancy, Immunization coverage have remarkable success story.

Despite all these, Bangladesh is still far from its goal to achieve universal health coverage, aims to provide everyone with the health care needed, at affordable price by 2032. The challenges this goal to be achieved are deep poverty, inadequate nutrition and rapid urbanization.


  1. Professor and Head Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

Volume 4, Number 2, July 2022
Page: 2-3