Bangladesh's Healthcare Landscape: Opportunities for Growth
Ranked as the 57th largest economy globally, Bangladesh has made remarkable socio-economic strides in recent years. Amidst an average GDP growth rate of 6-7% over the past decade, improvements in healthcare indicators, like reduced mortality rates and extended life expectancy, have been notable. Nevertheless, the nation's healthcare sector is poised for further development. Despite these positive trends, healthcare expenditure stands at just 3.7% of total GDP.
Private Healthcare Landscape
The private healthcare sector boasts around 3500 registered hospitals and clinics, providing approximately 60,000 beds. This sector's growth also encompasses diagnostic centers, which have notably expanded since 2012.
The nonprofit sector contributes significantly through institutions like the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).