Regulation by Competition and health-seeking behaviour for a range of women’s and children’s health services among informal providers in Bangladesh - Dr Herfina Yohanna Nababan
Although Bangladesh has achieved significant progress in health in the past decades, excess morbidity and mortality persist. Informal providers are widespread; they remain the primary source of health care for many Bangladeshi, despite an inadequate knowledge base to provide care that meets the minimum quality standard of a modern health service. Profit-making orientation often prompts them to deliver unnecessary or even harmful care. On the other hand, the public health sector is perceived to be of low quality, hindering people from using this formal sector.