Research Projects

Effective Digital Health Platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Services: A Mixed-methods Approach to Understanding User Experiences, Needs, and Rights in Bangladesh
Year: 2022 - 2023
Organaisation: BRAC JPGSPH

PI: Farzana Misha, PhD. Assistant Professor, JPGSPH

Co PI: Professor Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Director, CGSRHR, BRAC JPGSPH

Objective:"Project Objective: Validity and reliability of digital health platforms and services for SRHR among 18–35-year-olds, including marginalized communities. Transparency and accountability of existing and future service providers and platforms to create sustainable digital health systems.
Project Synopsis:     The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital health care services delivery in Bangladesh, revealing gaps and challenges in the system. Although a positive shift, sustainability and user protection needs to be ensured. This is especially true for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) due to the taboo nature of such topics and the greater risks for marginalized groups. To improve digital health services, a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach is being taken which includes digital ethnography to understand user experiences, needs, and rights. The research aims to identify challenges, develop a sustainable system, and increase transparency and accountability. It will also suggest actionable strategies to advance digital health in Bangladesh."

Methodology: Mixed method

Donor: FCDO, UK

Partner: Institute of development studies