Commitment to Action

Urban Health for the Poor in Bangladesh & Haiti

Commitment by

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide commits to protect the health of over 450,000 vulnerable women and children in Bangladesh and Haiti over three years by leveraging existing community, healthcare, and local government resources. Specifically, Concern will extend its work to nine cities in Bangladesh and five slums in metropolitan Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A critical component of this commitment is not only to deliver exceptional health programs in high-need urban neighborhoods, but also to engage and improve the policy environment through evidence-based advocacy.
The project in Bangladesh concluded in September 2009, and the final report was submitted to USAID. Among the deliverables, 558 community health volunteers were trained in health messages and 351 Imams were trained to recognize danger signs and referrals. In Haiti, quality of care has been improved with project trainings and guidance in Community Management of Childhood Illness, Integrated Management of Childhood Diseases, drug management, and Behavior Change Communication at district level health facilities.





Urban Health for the Poor in Bangladesh & Haiti



Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value



Asia, Latin America & Caribbean



Commitment by

Concern Worldwide

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Bangladesh Ministry Of Health, United States Agency for International Development, The Child Survival Collaborations and Resources (CORE) Group, Haiti Ministry Of Health, Bangladesh Ministry Of Local Government And Cooperatives