CPL to conduct the Midterm assessment of ASTHA project

It is widely acknowledged that, exploring the health seeking behaviour in different socio-economic levels of any community is crucial for proper planning and implementing of effective health services, particularly for poor community. Despite of massive progress in the health care services and decrease of mortality, large number of the population living in rural areas of Bangladesh is still deprived of quality health care services. Lack of skill and proper training have been detected as two major factors challenging health care services in most cases. Addressing this challenge in the national healthcare system, government has introduced a new set of practitioners Community Paramedics (CPs) in 2011.
Swisscontact is implementing the project ASTHA (Achieving Sustainability Towards Healthcare Access) to develop Community Paramedics and contribute towards sustainable quality healthcare delivery at grassroots level. Swisscontact has hired Consiglieri to perform a midterm assessment for measuring the impact of ASTHA project on community paramedics and at the institution level to know how much and what changes came in the health seeking behaviour of the project areas.