The Child Mortality Rate in Bangladesh

Topics: Child mortality, Infant mortality, United Nations Pages: 9 (2155 words) Published: April 23, 2012
A Term Paper on Bangladesh Issues

Submitted To
Mrs. Ferdous Akhter
Member Directing Staff, BPATC
Module Director, Module-16

Submitted By
Md. Abdul Mannan
Upazila Family Planning Officer, Golapganj, Sylhet
Roll-351, Section-C

Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre
Savar, Dhaka-1343
49th Foundation Training Course
(31st July-27th November, 2011)

I am thankful to the Almighty Allah for keeping me hale and hearty at the time of preparing the term paper on Child Mortality in Bangladesh. I convey my heartiest thanks and gratitude to Mrs. Ferdous Akhter, Module Director (Term Paper on Bangladesh Issues) for giving me an opportunity to prepare a Term Paper on the important issue that I proposed. I also acknowledge her encouragement, help and patience through the progress of the work without which the report would not be a successful one. I am especially grateful to Course Director, Mr. A F M Hayatullah for the inclusion of term paper as a module in the training course. I convey my best regards to course coordinator, Mr. Abu Saleh Mohammad Obaidullah for giving me advice while preparing the term paper. Overall, I thank Mr. A Z M Shafiqul Haque, Rector, BPATC to appreciate us to do better in the training program offering abroad tour and scholarship for M.S course. I owe to the writers whose study report I have used in this Term Paper. I also would like to thank the Librarian and the staffs there for their helping attitude at the time of using the library. Lastly, it will be incomplete if I do not convey my gratitude thanks to all the participants of 49Th Foundation Training course.

Dated, DhakaAuthor
The 9th November, 2011 
This paper deals with the causes and impact of child mortality in Bangladesh. It will also help find the way to reduce the child mortality in Bangladesh. The success in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG)-4 (Reduce Child Mortality) and the efforts behind the success will also be revealed through this paper. The focusing point of this paper is to present the current situation of child mortality and future plan to the way to reduce child mortality in Bangladesh. Knowledge of the causes of child death is important for health-sector planning since they relate to available interventions. This analytical paper has been prepared mainly depending on secondary data and literature review. The Secondary data has been collected from different published books, articles, online journals and website. The Child Mortality Rate in Bangladesh is decreasing gradually. Bangladesh is on the pace to go ahead in achieving the target of reducing Child Mortality. The main finding of this term paper is that Bangladesh Government should take preventive measures to combat Child Mortality in Bangladesh. The major causes of child mortality in Bangladesh have been pointed out in this term paper. The way to reduce the child mortality has also been found out through different perspective.  

Table of Contents
Executive Summary3
List of Tables4
List of Figures4
1.1: Introduction5
1.2: Objectives5
2.1: Definition of Child:6
2.2: Definition of Infant:6
3.1: Major Causes of Child Mortality6
3.2: Major Causes of Infant Mortality6
3.3: Comparative Study of IMR and CMR8
3.4: Trends of Child Mortality Rate9
3.5: Current Situation and Future Projection10
5.1: Acronyms and Abbreviations11
5.2: References:11

Table-1: IMR and U5MR Comparison regarding Sex and Area ------------------------- 9 Table-2: Trends of Child Mortality of Bangladesh and the World----------------------- 10 LIST OF FIGURES
Figure-1: Delivery Scenario at Rural Area--------------------------------------------------- 6 Figure-2: Delivery Scenario at Urban Area -------------------------------------------------- 7 Figure-3:...

References: Figure-4: Timely initiation of breastfeeding ----------------------------------------- 8
Figure-5: IMR and U5MR Ratio, 2009 --------------------------------------------------- 9

Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009

Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009

Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009

Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009
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Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009

Source: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), UNICEF, 2009
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