Bangladesh's economy is projected to grow 6.9 per cent in fiscal year 2022-23 thanks to strong export growth and a rebound in domestic demand, the World Bank (WB) said in its Global Economic Prospects released. Dhaka and Chittagong are the principal financial centers of the country, being home to the Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Stock Exchange. The financial sector of Bangladesh is the second largest in the subcontinent. Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest growing economy. The country has pursued export-oriented industrialisation, with its key export sectors include textiles, shipbuilding, fish and seafood, jute and leather goods. It has also developed self-sufficient industries in pharmaceuticals, steel and food processing. Over the last 50 years since independence Bangladesh has made lot of strides in the Health Sector. Visibly there is proliferation in health infrastructures - medical colleges, medical university, private medical colleges, private clinics, private hospitals, district hospital, rural health centers and community clinics.
Over the last decades, key health indicators such as life expectancy and coverage of immunisation have improved notably, whilst infant mortality, maternal mortality and fertility rates have dropped significantly. Long before the emergence of contemporary global health initiatives, the government placed strong emphasison the importance of childhood immunisation as a key mechanism for reducing childhood mortality. Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in Bangladesh is considered to be a health system success because of its remarkable progress over the last two decades. It provides almost universal access to vaccination services, as measured by the percentage of children under 1 year of age who receive BCG. This increased from 2% in 1985 to 99% in 2009. Coverage of other vaccines has also improved substantially.