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Bangladesh has made particularly exceptional progress in this area. Although Bangladesh has a lower per capita income than India or Pakistan, it has fewer maternal deaths than its richer neighbours. However, much more work remains to be done.
icddr,b scientists investigate whether increased community participation through self-help organisations can strengthen the function and implementation of health activities in resource-poor rural communities.