Chakaria is one of the 481 upazilas (sub-districts) in Bangladesh. It is
located between latitudes 21º34' and 21º55' North and longitudes
91º54' and 92º13' East in the southeastern coast of the Bay of Bengal.
ICDDR,B started its activities in Chakaria in 1994. The focus of the
activities has been to facilitate local initiatives for the improvement
of health of the villagers in general and of children, women, and the
poor in particular. Collection of data from sample households on a
quarterly basis, referred hitherto as Chakaria Health and Demographic
Surveillance System (Chakaria HDSS), has been initiated in both the
areas since 1999. The primary purpose of this surveillance system is to
monitor the impact of interventions with equity focus and generate
relevant health, demographic and socioeconomic information for policies
and programmes, and further research. This report presents data
collected through the Chakaria HDSS during 2005. Data on safe motherhood
practices and family planning indicators cover the period from April
2004 to December 2005.
Hanifi, S.M.A.; Bhuiya, A.; Shehrin Shaila Mahmood. Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System: focusing on the poor and vulnerable. Demographic profile, family-planning use, and safe motherhood practices - 2005. (2007) 51 pp.
Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System: focusing on the poor and vulnerable. Demographic profile, family-planning use, and safe motherhood practices - 2005