SERAC-Bangladesh, and International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) with the support from United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), UKAID, Right Here Right Now Bangladesh platform, Jhpiego, RTM International hosted the Bangladesh 3rd National Youth Conference on Family Planning on 4 – 5 December 2018, at Krishibid Institution in Dhaka.
A number of plenary sessions and concurrent capacity building workshops were organized in the annual two days long event. The Chief Guest of opening ceremony was Secretary of Health Services and Medical Education GM Saleh Uddin, and closing ceremony was UNFPA-Bangladesh’s Chief of Health Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy.
Representatives and heads of organizations from the Dutch Embassy in Dhaka, Family Planning Association of Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, Jhpiego, RTM International, Marie Stopes Bangladesh, Health21, Ipas, Directorate General of Family Planning, Bandhu, UBR Alliance, Plan International, and nursing colleges were present during different sessions of the conference.
More than 300 youth delegates and high level policy makers appeared to commit on reducing unmet need of family planning services and commodities among adolescents and youth in Bangladesh and also strengthen the partnership between stakeholders to ensure youth voices are at the heart of health services.