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MaMoni-Health System Strengthening Project

MaMoni-HSS is one of the successful projects of BEES and works in Noakhali district of Bangladesh. It has been implementing in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the guidance of Save the Children. Noakhali was chosen as the intervention area as a consequence of the district’s high maternal and child mortality rate. Bangladesh Extension Education Services (BEES) has been implementing the MaMoni-HSS project as a partner of the Save the Children International under USAID’s Global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). The project aim is to strengthen the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)health systems and the delivery of key maternal and newborn care services through the district, upazila, and union and ward level systems to improve utilization of integrated MNCH/FP/N services.

The project is financed by USAID and through Save the Children as its implementation partner. The Project has been implementing since June 2013 and will be continued till March 2018.This project will be expanded at 8upazilas of Noakhali district.BEES has been engaged with this project to achieve these following specific objectives.

Intermediate results of the Project

IR-1: Improving service readiness through critical gap management.

IR-2: Strengthen health systems at district level and below.

IR-3: Promote an enabling environment to strengthen districts level health systems.

IR-4: Identify and reduce barriers to accessing health services.

Main activities under IR-1

  • Increase availability of health service providers.
  • Strengthen capacity of service providers to provide quality services.
  • Strengthen infrastructure preparedness to improve MNCH service utilization.


Main activities under IR-2

  • Improve leadership and management at district level and below.
  • Improve district level comprehensive planning to meet local needs.
  • Strengthen local management information systems.
  • Establish quality assurance system and district level & below
  • Develop comprehensive logistic management systems at district level

Main activities under IR-3

  • Policy reforms in place to promote local planning and need based human resource deployment in the public sector.
  • Strengthen advocacy and coordination for adoption of evidence based learning in national policy and program.
  • Building strategic partnerships.
  • Documentation, dissemination and communication

Main activities under IR- 4

  • Promote awareness of MNCH through innovative BCC approaches.
  • Strengthen local government planning and engagement in health service provision.
  • Improve local governance.
  • Enhance community engagement in addressing health needs
  • Gender equality

BEES implements this project in collaboration with the local Health and Family Planning Department under MOHFW. We work with MOHFW to foster community engagement, deliver and facilitate community level services, providing critical gap management and strengthen key MOHFW and the local government system including capacity building at district level.