DHS shows great progress in Bangladesh’s nutrition sector
New data shows Bangladesh has made a great progress in the nutrition sector, once regarded as the least improved area, reaching 2016 targets ahead of time. The results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2014 released on 25 April, 2015. The population research and training institute, NIPORT, has been conducting the survey every three years with supports from the USAID and the ICF International to evaluate the entire health and family planning sector’s performance. However it is found the fertility rate remained stagnant in the last three years, pointing at the moribund state of the family planning sector. According to the program, the 2014 edition, seventh of its kind since 1993-94, also established the fact that the country has achieved the MDG-4 target of cutting child deaths much ahead of time.