in Secondary and Tertiary Hospitals Under HPNSDP - HSM (FY 2011-2016)

Aim and Rationale



To prevent disability, optimize development and improve quality of survival of all children in Bangladesh.


Publications supporting rationale for establishing Shishu Bikash Kendra’s



Rising Incidence

1. Survey of Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders in Bangladesh, 2013. Directorate of Non-Communicable Diseases (NDC). Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. August, 2013. Link: SKB_Report_2013.pdf

Family Stress

1. Mobarak R, Khan NZ, Munir S, Zaman SZ, McConachie H. Predictors of stress in mothers of young children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh. J Ped Psychology. Sep; 25 (6): 427 - 433, 2000.

2.McConachie H, Huq S, Munir S, Kamrunnahar, Akhter N, Ferdous S, Khan NZ. Difficulties for mothers in using an early intervention service for children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh. Child Care Health Dev, Jan;27(1):1-12, 2001.

3. Khan NZ, Muslima H, Bhattacharya M, Darmstadt G, et al. Stress In Mothers Of Preterm Infants In Bangladesh: Associations With Family, Child And Maternal Factors And Children's Neurodevelopment. Child Care Health Dev. 16 May, 2008; 34 (5): 657- 664.

4.  Khan, Naila Z., et al. The Impact of Maternal and Household Characteristics on Childhood Impairments and Disabilities in Bangladesh.

Optimizing resources in a Low Income Country (LIC)

1. Khan NZ. Best Resource use for Disabled Children. World Health Forum. Vol. 19 (3), 47 - 52, 1998.

2. Naila Z. Khan, Shamim Ferdous, Selina H. Banu, Maureen Durkin, Dan Mont, et al.   The Impact of Maternal and Household Characteristics on Childhood Impairments and Disabilities. Bang J Child Health. 2011; 35 (2): 41-48.

3. Khan NZ (editorial). Role of Dhaka Shishu (Chidren’s) Hospital in coordinating the establishment of Shishu Bikash Kendra in Gvoerment Medical College Hospitals. Dhaka Shishu (Children’s) Hospital Journal. 2012; 28 (2): 65-66.

Internationally acknowledged technology: South South Partnerships

1. The Two-Stage Child Disability Survey, UNICEF, Bhutan, 2010-2011. Link:

2. Daniel Mont, Claudia Cappa, Nar Bahadur Chetri, Cheku Dorji, Gepke Hingst, Naila Khan, Kinlay Penjor. Poverty, Maternal Education and Child Disability: Evidence from Bhutan. Disability and International Development (2014). Link:

Monitoring and Evaluation

McConachie, Helen, and Alison Salt. "Child disability services in Bangladesh." Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 55.4 (2013): 390-390.


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