Snehashish Raichowdhury, health systems expert based in the India office of Oxford Policy Management, discusses some of the key aspects that have come out of the study he conducted in Bangladesh. Snehashish emphasises how community clinics, which started in the late 1990s at the sub-district level, helped shift the system to a clinic-based service, bringing basic health services closer to the poorest segments of the population, including women who were in dire need of such services, for the first time.
Snehashish is a Senior Consultant and an ex-World Bank official with rich exposure in healthcare and other development sectors in South Asia. He has more than 26 years of managerial experience in international development and private sector healthcare operations and has worked on projects financed by World Bank, USAID, DFID, IFC, BMGF, ADB and other development organizations of repute. For over a decade, his focus has been on the development sector, involving strategic and policy planning, monitoring and evaluation, institutional assessments, organisational development and change management, capacity building, country assistance strategies, public private partnerships and governance. Snehashish has been a senior team member for a number of externally funded projects in India and his strengths include establishment of strong working relationships with donor partners, government counterparts and the civil society.