Expectations and Reality of Primary Health Care in Bangladesh: A Sociological Study of Two Rural Areas

Abul Kalam, Shahanaz Parvin


Bangladesh is a small country but over populated country in south East-Asia. Health care sector in Bangladesh is very essential sector. Health is wealth without health care development the quality of our life style is impossible. Our national economic and social development depends on health care sector. There are large amount of people living at the rural area. But they have little access to health care services. Health care service in Bangladesh is problematic and complex into different dimensions. Most of the people are increasingly impatient with the inability of health services to deliver national coverage that meet stated demands and changing needs, failure to provide services that correspond to their expectations. Some people disagree with health care system need to respond better faster to the challenges of new changing. This research deals with the expectations and reality of primary health care in Bangladesh and focuses on different Government and NGOs health care situation in rural areas.

Keywords: Health care, Traditional Medicine, Rural treatment, Religious Beliefs, Self-efficacy

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