Sandra Lang
HSB 575
  • October 15, 2013 (all day)

Our speaker is Laila Rahman who will presenting her work entitled:

Pay-for-performance incentives to improve maternal health care in Bangladesh: Successes and pitfalls

Improving the maternal health care services remains a key health sector priority in Bangladesh because of a very high rate of maternal deaths and high inequalities in accessing services between women in the richest and the poorest wealth quintile. The maternal health service delivery systems are met with both supply- and demand- side barriers. Therefore, the government tested a pilot project to introduce pay-for-performance incentives for providers to improve their service delivery, on the one hand, and on the other hand, incentives for poor pregnant women so that they are encouraged to access services from health facilities. In this talk, I will discuss the successes and pitfalls of these incentive mechanisms, and its implications for future research and program implementation.