The sixth session of Bangladesh National Youth Conference on Family Planning has been unveiled on Tuesday (September 21) in Dhaka and virtually. SERAC-Bangladesh together with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, USAID, Bangladesh Youth Health Action Network (BYHAN), Coalition of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh (CYOB), Jhpiego, Population Action International (PAI), Marie Stopes Bangladesh, Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Pathfinder International, UNFPA Bangladesh, is organizing the conference at Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh, and virtually in Dhaka maintaining a physical distance session with the Tagline “Commit And Act For Youth” where hundreds of young people and international speakers are joining virtually.
The conference opening plenary was chaired by Dr. Mohammed Sharif, Director (MCH-Services); Line Director (MC-RAH), MCH-Services Unit of Directorate General of Family Planning, whereas attended by the former Director General of Family Planning Quazi AKM Mohiul Islam, UNFPA-Bangladesh, Chief of Health- Dr. Vibhavendra Raghuyamshi, Senior Country Director of Pathfinder International Bangladesh, Ms. Caroline Crosbie, Senior Program Officer of Advance Family Planning and youth speaker, Mr. Mervyn Christian, MPH and young city champion, UN-Habitat-Botnar, Md. Nazmul Hasan.
On the first day, 500 young people joined in multiple session actively, conducted by Pathfinder International, Population Reference Bureau, Population Action International, IYAFP and others potential partners. In the second day of the conference of 22 September 2021, Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will join as the Chief Guest.