Bangladesh is home to over 166 million people. Children make up one third of the population. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh has made major progress and experienced rapid economic growth, but still faces challenges. It is extremely vulnerable to climate change, due to location and low elevation.
One in three children in Bangladesh is stunted, and in the poverty-stricken areas where we work, this is even higher. People often lack access to basic services.
We began in Bangladesh in 2005, establishing an office in 2012. We selected Bangladesh because of the high need and potential for return on investment; great impact with minimal cost per child.
- Total population 166 M
- GDP (current in $) 378
- Stunting rates 34%
- <5 mortality rate
(per 1,000 live births) 30.8
Our impact in Bangladesh
- Municipalities activated 62
- People reached 500,000
- Children under five reached 250,000
- People with safe water 100,000
- People with improved sanitation 30,000
- Children under five monitored on growth 24,000
- Pregnant women received pre- & postnatal care 2,500
- Entrepreneurs trained 500+
Max TapWater Bangladesh
On March 15th, the official inauguration of Max TapWater took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh! Max TapWater provides safe, affordable tapwater to households through mini piped water grids.Read the full report
Max Foundation Bangladesh
Max Foundation Bangladesh started 2022 with a bang: with three television appearances on the popular programmes ATN News Hour Extra and Connect Bangladesh.Read the full report
Mr. Alamgir Chowdhury
We hereby sadly inform on the unfortunate and sudden passing of Mr. Alamgir Chowdhury, the Training and Capacity Building Manager of Max Foundation Bangladesh.Read the full report
as local government 'Best Practices'
Local government in Bangladesh has chosen to feature 10 of Max Foundation's innovations in their "Best Practice compendium".Read the full report
visit Healthy Village
In October, district level government officials visited a declared Healthy Village in Satkhira district in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi Newspaper 'The Editor' wrote an article about it! Read the translation below.Read the full report
wins prestigious award
Max Foundation Bangladesh wins a prestigious award at the Project Management Symposium and Excellence Awards for the Healthy Village Programme.Read the full report
Read all about the South2 South learning sessions we've been having for our Healthy Village Approach, updates on some of the events we presented at over the summer, an introduction to the full team in Ethiopia, and more.Read the full report
The 4 strategic pillars of Max Foundation Bangladesh are:
Implement integrated WASH, nutrition and care programmes (Healthy Village approach) to tackle stunting and disease
Influence stakeholders to maximise impact on child health
Entrepreneurial, stimulating businesses to ensure sustainable impact
Innovation and being data-driven to (im)prove, continuously learn and drive decision-making.