Urban Primary Health Care services Delivery Project-II (UPHCSDP-II) RCC, PA-1, Dhaka Ahsania Mission


Around 30% people of Bangladesh reside in the urban areas. As a result of rapid urbanization, this percentage is projected to increase to 60% by 2030 (CIA World Bank Fact Book, accurate as of July 2011). This rapid expansion has placed significant pressure on health services and facilities. Although Bangladesh has a strong public sector primary healthcare network system in the rural areas, there is significant lacking of similar arrangement in the urban areas. Urban local bodies have been mandated to provide public health and primary healthcare service delivery to the residents within their administrative jurisdiction. Considering limitations and scopes, the Local Government Division of the Government of Bangladesh had taken initiative to provide primary healthcare services to the urban people through partnership among urban local bodies, Non-Government Organizations and with the financial support of Asian Development Bank.

Project Goal

The goal of the project is to improve access, equity, quality, utilization and  institutional sustainability of urban primary health care (PHC) services in all city corporations and selected municipalities, particularly for  the  poor and women and children.

Project Area

Total of 10 wards (no. 1, 2,3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 & 20) under the Rajshahi City Corporation.

Target Beneficiaries

Urban population, especially the poor residing in the project area, are the target beneficiaries of the project.


Asian Development Bank (ADB), GOB.

Project Duration

The project started delivering its services to the target population from August 2019, and it has been running March, 2023

Project Staff

The project is run by the total of 117 staff, among them 26 are male and 90 are female.

Number of Service Center and Serving time

One (01) Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care Center which is open and ready to serve 24 hours, Five (05) Primary Health Care Centers are serving 9:00 am to 4:00 pm accept Friday and Government holiday. Ten (10) Satellite Clinics are also serving people taking place in the community from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm accept Friday and Government holiday.

Project Summary

Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing the UPHCSDP-II project in Partnership Agreement PA-1 with the Rajshahi City Corporation. Its purpose is to improve the health of urban poor by improving access to the healthcare services, and changing the ways through which health services are provided in the urban areas. “Shebar alo sobar kache” is the slogan of the UPHCSDP-II, which means the light of health services for everyone. As a reflection of the slogan, UPHCSDP-II, PA-1 RCC Rajshahi is moving forward while trying to use every possible resource for its success. Its aim is to improve the reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health & nutritional status; to reduce vulnerability to the communicable diseases; to combat the non-communicable diseases; and to enhance the quality of life of the target population. Our integrated service delivery model utilizes frontline health workers and health centers, connecting them with the public health facilities to improve access, coverage and quality of health services at both individual and at community level.

Health Care Setup

Health Care Setup

Services Provided Through the Project
  • Reproductive healthcare
    • Antenatal care (ANC)
    • Delivery care
    • Postnatal ca
    • Neonatal care
    • Menstrual regulation (MR)
    • Post abortion care
    • Family planning support
    • Emergency contraception
    • Maternal nutrition
    • Violence against women
  • Prevention of RTI/STI and HIV/AIDS
    • RTI/STI care
    • HIV/AIDS support program
    • Other reproductive healthcare
  • Child healthcare
    • Immunization program through the EPI
    • Immunization program through observing the NID
  • Control of diarrhea and other childhood diseases
    • Diarrhea
    • Measles
    • Acute respiratory tract infections
  • Control of micronutrient deficiency
    • Child nutrition
    • Vitamin A deficiency
    • Iodine deficiency
  • Communicable disease control through referrals
    • Tuberculosis control
    • Management of other communicable diseases
  • Limited curative care
    • First aid for injuries
    • Emergency care
    • Managing minor infections
  • Diagnostic services
    • Common Laboratory tests
    • VIA Test
    • Ultra-sonogram
  • Emergency transportation services
  • Behavior change communication
    • Health education
    • Counseling
  • Adolescent development program
  • Miscellaneous services

Contact Information:

Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project-II, RCC, PA-1

Address: Project Management Office, Fudkipara, Ward # 12, Rajshahi.

Name: Reaz Uddin Ahmed

Designation: Project Manager

Phone no.: 01774-863820, 01314-484778

E-mail: rccpa01dam@gmail.com, reazuddin@amic.org.bd

Website: www.amic.org.bd