With policy and administrative guidance from the MoHFW, the Line Directors in the Director Generals' offices implement the 38 programmes of the HNPSP through a centralized approach.
In 2003, with the start of the first phase of the HNPSP (2003-2006), the Family Planning and Health Services wings were separated again, and the community clinics were closed.
HNPSP goals and priorities fit within the framework of the interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (i-PRSP), which the Bangladesh government adopted in 2002.
Apart from the HNPSP and the i-PRSP, the National Health Policy enacted in 2000 provides the health policy framework in Bangladesh.
However, a National Maternal Health Strategy was formulated in 2001, which is a comprehensive workplan to ensure safe motherhood for all women throughout the country and is integrated in the HNPSP.
Funding for HNPSP is already in place, and allocations have been made within the program for HIV/AIDS activities.
NASP has prepared Procurement Plans for the 3year period remaining under HNPSP, for which No Objection has been received from the Bank.
MOHFW has agreed to contract UNICEF to manage the NGO contracts for 12 more months until December 31, 2008, after which it is expected that the Management Support Agency (MSA) under the HNPSP will take over this activity.
Components such as the Advocacy and Communication and the Safe Blood program were not well implemented under HAPP, and it is not clear how HNPSP
will ensure that they will be better done henceforth.
With HAPP being mainstreamed into the HNPSP
, it is essential that HIV/AIDS issues continue to receive high priority, even though they will form a small part of the larger operation.
manual on HIV/AIDS, Media workshop guideline, HNPSP Operational Plan for
Under HNPSP and GFATM funding, it is essential that the