Bangladesh Urban Health, Nutrition and Population Project (WB-P171144)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chattogram
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 30, 2020
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Government of Bangladesh
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 16, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project aims to:
"(i) improve delivery of primary health, nutrition and population (HNP) and environmental health services for selected urban populations, and
(ii) develop and strengthen government capacities and systems for delivery of these services."

2 component of the project are:
Component 1. Improve urban primary HNP services - for example expanded services for diagnosis, referral and management of communicable diseases, nutrition counselling & growth monitoring services, community outreach and behaviour change communication. To overcome overcrowding and improve service delivery, investment is required for out patient services and to upgrade facilities.

Component 2. Improve urban environmental health services - through supporting behaviour changes related to hygiene, supporting development of strategies to manage infectious disease outbreaks, and lastly, support improvement in medical waste management.


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Patrick M. Mullen,
Title: Lead Health Specialist
Telephone No: 5220+35675

Iffat Mahmud
Title: Senior Operations Officer
Telephone No: 5764+4347

Economic Relations Division
Zahidul Haque
Additional Secretary

Implementing Agencies
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives
Mahbubur RahmanAdditional Secretary

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ashadul IslamSecretary



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