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Developing and Influencing National Policy Guidelines to Reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Sections in Bangladesh

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Save the Children International

Over 300 million dollars are wasted in ‘unnecessary caesarian section’ deliveries in Bangladesh. In countries like Bangladesh where universal health coverage is yet to take a more structured form, these out of pocket expenses can push citizens into poverty. Through effective public participation, engagement of an wide array of partners, Save the Children has led to a court order for the Government to develop this unusual rise in c-section deliveries in Bangladesh.

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