Readiness of Health Facilities to Provide Child Curative Care Services: Evidence Based on Bangladesh Health Facility Survey, 2014

Kanchan Kumar Sen, Shahnaz Nilima, Mahfuzur Rahman Khokan


Bangladesh is far away to achieve the target of sustainable development goal 3 (SDG 3). To reduce the child mortality, all sectors related to child health should be improved by taking appropriate actions. In this study, readiness of child curative care health facility services is explored. The readiness was not directly measured, it is measured based on the four domains of ten indicators following WHO guidelines. To create readiness index, equal weights are given to each domains of indicators and also to each indicators at each weighted domains for providing child curative care services. The major purpose of the study is to find out the determinants of readiness of health facilities to provide the child curative care services. The 2014 Bangladesh Health Facility Survey (BHFS) data have been used to serve the purpose. The ordinal logistic regression model with proportional odds assumption has been applied in the study. Type of facility, health provider status, division, qualification of health provider and basic amenities in facility are found to have significant effects on readiness index.


Health Facility, Readiness, Ordinal Response, BHFS, Child Curative Care

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