Bangladesh AUHC Project Fact Sheet .

Fact Sheet |

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Advancing Universal Health Coverage (AUHC) Activity is a five-year, research and development project designed to transform the Surjer Hashi Network (SHN)—formerly known as Smiling Sun—into a sustainable, gender-sensitive, and pro-poor social enterprise aiming to provide quality and affordable health services for the population of Bangladesh. The AUHC activity contributes to the Government of Bangladesh’s universal health coverage (UHC) commitments by supporting the health needs of low-income families, particularly through improved, high-quality maternal and child health, nutrition, tuberculosis, noncommunicable diseases, and family planning services; and ensuring effective reach for urban and remote people, particularly women, adolescents, and children. Primary healthcare services provided through the SHN and Green Hill (GH), another local organization supported by the project, affirm USAID’s longstanding commitment to ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare to those in need. With support from the AUHC Activity, the SHN operates 134 clinics covering 54 out of 64 administrative districts across the country, while Green Hill operates 18 primary care clinics that provide services to patients in hard-to reach communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region.