Request for Proposals for baseline survey of use of Zinc and ORS in the treatment of diarrhoea among children 6 to 59 months old to reduce child morbidity and mortality in 14 districts of Bangladesh

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Bangladesh continues to have high Infant Mortality Rate and Under Five Mortality Rate at 38 and 46 per 1000 live births, respectively. Approximately 7% of deaths in children under 5 years of age are due to diarrhoea. Bangladesh was one of the first countries globally to pilot the use of zinc supplementation and ORS distribution in the treatment of childhood diarrhoea.

In Bangladesh, NI is working with Government of Bangladesh to enhance the coverage of Zinc and ORS to have a positive impact on morbidity related to diarrhea. After the Scaling Up Zinc for Young Children with Diarrhea (SUZY) project there has been no national zinc supplementation program in the country. MI initiated a pilot program to strengthen the public sector health system to promote use of zinc and ORS for diarrhea control in January 2011 with a demonstration program in two districts. NI scaled up the best practices identified through the demonstration program in additional districts as per request of Primary Health Care under Directorate General of Health Services (PHC, DGHS). Under the current Institutional Support Grant, the program is planned to be implemented in 14 additional districts in the country.  This ToR outlines the scope and activities to be carried out in the baseline survey to be conducted in these 14 districts.

Interested qualified consultant/agency(s) or agencies are encouraged to submit the proposal as per detail RFP should be sent by December 7, 2019.

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