Recent Activities
Dissemination workshop on Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) 1997-2015
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top:2.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:center;line-height:17.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">Increasedpublic funding envisages to protect people <o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top:2.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:center;line-height:17.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">fromcatastrophic health expenditure<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">Dhaka, 21 September 2017: Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) 1997-2015 data envisaged a significant public funding in the health sector and its equitable distribution to ensure sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and sustainable development goals(SGDs), Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">Addressing a dissemination workshop on Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) 1997-2015 as the chief guest he said, the current BNHA data present fresh evidences as benchmarks in the health sector of the country aiming to help protect people from catastrophic health expenditure, reduce inequities in health services and make definitive strides towards universal health coverage. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">The workshop was organized by Health Economics Unit (HEU) ofthe Health Services Division, MoHFW with support from the World HealthOrganization (WHO) held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka on 21 September2017. The BNHA was conducted with the financial and technical assistance of theWorld Bank, Rockefeller Foundation and WHO.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">Mr. Md. Sirazul Islam, Secretary, Medical Education &amp;Family Welfare Division, MoHFW and Dr De Oliveria Cruz Valeria, Team Leader-Health System, WHO attended the workshop as special guests. Presided over by Mr. Harun-ur-Rashid Khan, Additional Secretary (Development), Health Services Division, MoHFW, the presentation on BHNA 1997-2015 was made by Director General (Additional Secretary) of the Health Economics Unit Mr. Md. Ashadul Islam.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">Mr. Md. Ashadul Islam in his presentation said, the fifth round of BNHA estimates Bangladesh spend only 3.0% of its GDP in the health sector. The estimate of BNHA accounted per capita total health expenditure (THE) at US$ 37 in 2015 which was US$ 27 in 2012. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">The BNHA that monitors the flow of resources in the country’s health system and provides detailed data on health finances shows,the Government share on THE kept on declining. Mr. Islam in his presentation said, the THE was 37% in 1997, which came down to 23% in 2015. The BNHA figures estimate that despite rising government revenues, the bulk of Bangladesh’s health spending, a staggering 67 per cent of health expenditure, is met by households out-of-pocket (OOP), which is the highest in this region. OOP in Maldives is 18%, Bhutan- 25%, Nepal 47%,Pakistan-56% and India-62%. In Bangladesh, 69.4% of OOPs was spent on medicines,10% for health care services, and only 2% for education and training in Government sector. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman""="">To address the huge gap between public expenditure and the OOP, the government has embarked on the largest health sector program worth BDT 1,15,486 core for the fourth Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Sector Program-2017-2021 with a financial lay out 126% higher than the third one. It is encouraging that 84% of money for this sector program would come from Government’sown budget.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:14.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:exactly"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The BNHA shows that there are significant regional disparities in health expenditure of Bangladesh. Dhaka division consumed 46% of the total health expenditure where Barisal and Sylhet divisions consumed only 4% respectively.One of the major reasons of such disparities is the process of resource allocation. Currently resource allocations of health sector under the revenue budget are determined by norms that relate to the number of beds (for food and drugs) and staff in facilities (for salaries) rather than the population size and other demographic figures.</span></p><p><font face="Cambria, serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><br></span></font></p><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:simsun;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman";mso-ansi-language:en-us;mso-fareast-language:zh-cn;mso-bidi-language:ar-sa"="">To see the video please click the link:&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:" cambria",serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:simsun;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"times="" new="" roman";mso-ansi-language:en-us;mso-fareast-language:zh-cn;mso-bidi-language:ar-sa"="">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb9w3BVJ3J4&amp;feature=youtu.be</span></p><p></p>

Download
   



Total Visitors :

© Copyright, 2018. Developed by Tech-Bhai