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Perinatal Care Project Film

22 July 2011

The Perinatal Care Project (PCP), Bangladesh, has produced a film. 

PCP is a joint collaborative project between the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS), Women and Children First (UK) and the UCL Centre for International Health and Development (UK) which is working to improve maternal, newborn and child health across Bangladesh. The project was established in 2002, and is sponsored in part by the Big Lottery Fund and in part by the Wellcome Trust

  • Bangladesh has one of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the world with an MMR of 320 per 100,000 live births and NMR of 37 per 1000 live births.
  • More than 85% of deliveries occur at home assisted by untrained birth attendants.
  • PCP is working towards MDGs 4 and 5 and aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in three project areas Bogra, Faridpur and Moulvibazar.
  • PCP is working in eighteen Unions within 6 Upazilas; the total population covered is nearly 500,000, including 36,819 women of reproductive age.