Project goal

The project goal is to support the NKEP for achieving and sustaining the target of elimination of kala-azar as a public health problem in Bangladesh


General objective of the project

The general objective of the project aims to support the Government of Bangladesh in implementing programme activities with the target of achieving and sustaining kala-azar elimination. This will involve participation of public, private and community stakeholders.


Specific objectives of the project for Phase II

  1. To prepare NKEP for taking over the supportive responsibility for VL and PKDL case management, follow up and reporting in the UHC, and specialized centers that KC is providing.
  2. To define the critical know-do gaps for logistics and supply chain for the NKAEP and if necessary to re-enforce and proceed to make sustainable the capacity of the programme in supply chain maintenance which has been developed by the KC supported activities. This includes ensuring appropriate management SOPs are developed and are implemented and QA mechanisms are in place for the cold chain.
  3. To continue monitoring and evaluation process of the NKEP within the programme that is strengthened with KC support.
  4. To prepare NKEP to take up the clinical team of SKKRC in phase II implementing period of KC project
  5. To support NKEP while taking up the position of Data management Officer to conduct DHIS2 based data management and analysis
  6. To handover the training process of district, tertiary and missionary (charity hospitals preferred by marginalized population) hospitals in up-to-date management of kala-azar and PKDL to NKEP.
  7. To control recently reported suspected VL outbreak through the implementation and validation of recently developed outbreak management guideline in NKEP in Bangladesh and assist NKEP to build up their own capacity to conduct outbreak investigation.
  8. To ensure community awareness about kala-azar symptoms and prevention is sustained through developing longer-term sustainable community based BCC / IEC tools by the program in the most endemic areas.
  9. Transfer to NKEP the responsibility of maintaining the VL component of the DHIS 2.
  10. To ensure efficiency by monitoring inputs, activities and outputs of the KC project
  11. To evaluate impact of the KC project in tackling VL in Bangladesh
  12. To integrate the working space for the seconded staffs to NKEP’s own office thus create better working environment and maximize their output.

Geographical coverage

List of kala-azar endemic districts and their respective endemic upazilas where training will be provided

S/N District Upazila Types of Endemic
1 Mymensingh Fulbaria Hyper Endemic Upazila
2 Trishal
3 Mymensingh Bhaluka Moderate Endemic Upazila
4 Muktagacha
5 Gafargaon
6 Tangail Shakhipur
7 Modhupur
8 Sirajganj Chouhali
9 Mymensingh Haluaghat Low Endemic Upazila
10 Nandail
11 Fulpur
12 Mymensingh Sadar
13 Dhobaura
14 Gazipur Sreepur
15 Kaliakoir
16 Sadar
17 Tangail Nagorpur
18 Kalihati
19 Gopalpur
20 Mirzapur
21 Dhanbari
22 Sadar
23 Bhuapur
24 Bsail
25 Delduar
26 Ghatail
27 Jamalpur Madarganj
28 Shorishabari
29 Melandaha
30 Jamalpur Sadar
31 Panchagar Debiganj
32 Atowary
33 Boda
34 Thakurgaon Haripur
35 Sadar
36 Baliadangi
37 Dinajpur Nababganj
38 Fulbari
39 Parbatipur
40 Ghoraghat
41 Birampur
42 Chirirbandar
43 Sadar
44 Rangpur Pirganj
45 Bogra Sherpur
46 Dhunot Low Endemic Upazila
47 Sonatala
48 Joypurhat Panchbibi
49 Sirajganj Shahajadpur
50 Raiganj
51 Kamarkhanda
52 Tarash
53 Sadar
54 Ullapara
55 Belkuchi
56 Pabna Sathia
57 Bera
58 Chatmohor
59 Sadar
60 Shujanagar
61 Atgharia
62 Ishwardi
63 Faridpur
64 Bhangura
65 Natore Sadar
66 Gurudaspur
67 Lalpur
68 Baraigram
69 Naogaon Badalagachi
70 Neyamotpur
71 Mohadevpur
72 Sapahar
73 Porsha
74 Manda
75 Dhamoirhat
76 Panitola
77 Chapainababganj Sadar
78 Shibganj
79 Nachol
80 Rajshahi Godagari
81 Tanore
82 Puthia
83 Khulna Terokhada
84 Kustia Daulatpur
85 Kumarkhali
86 Jhenaidaha Moheshpur
87 Kochandpur
88 Kaliganj
89 Patuakhali Golachipa
90 Dashmonia
91 Bhola Lalmohon Low Endemic Upazila
92 Rajbari Pangsha
93 Manikganj Daulatpur
94 Saturia
95 Sadar
96 Dhaka Dhamrai
97 Narshingdi Shibpur
98 Raipura
99 Kishoreganj Hossainpur
100 Pakundia