Bangladesh has an adolescent population of approximately 36 million: more than one-fifth of the total population of Bangladesh is those between the ages of 10 and 19 years (BBS, 2015). The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) status of adolescents in Bangladesh, both those who are unmarried and married, remains an area of concern for the country. Low levels of knowledge on SRH, STI/HIV and family planning (FP), high prevalence of child marriage, correspondingly high levels of adolescent fertility and limited access to quality and age appropriate information and services are challenges.

The objective of this Fixed Award Agreement initiative under USAID Shukhi Jibon project  is to include 15- 24 years aged 40 Volunteer Peer Leaders (VPLs) (1 male and 1 female in each center) in selected 20 AFHCs under DGFP in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh and Netrokona to ensure friendly environment and improve quality of services in the AFHCs on the basis of adolescents’ demands.  VPLs will encourage the adolescents to receive information about sexual and reproductive health services and family planning through community and school based outreach campaigns in the surrounding areas and schools of the selected AFHCs. Also, they will collect and document feedback and recommendations from the service receipts at the AFHCs on improving the quality of services of the centers.

Project location: Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, and Netrokona districts.

Project period: May-2021 to April-2023.

Funded by: USAID

Lead Partner: Pathfinder International.

Puthi: Adolescent Health

Project Updates

2nd Bi-Annual Collaboration Meeting of Adolescent Friendly Health Service Held

SERAC-Bangladesh under USAID Shukhi Jibon Project, supported by Pathfinder International organized the “2nd Bi-Annual Collaboration Meeting of Adolescent Friendly Health Service” on 18 & 19 July, 2022 in District Family Planning Office of Mymensingh & Dhaka. In Mymensingh the meeting take place by the chair of Deputy Director of Family Planning, Mymensingh Ms. Mehrunnesa Siddiqui. […]

Shukhi Jibon team visited on Siddhirganj Mijmiji AFHSC

On 3rd July 2022, Shukhi Jibon of Pathfinder International officials including the Senior Technical Advisor (AYSRH)- Ms. Marta Pirzadeh, Adolescent Behavior Change Manager- Mr. Sohrab Hussain, District Program Officer- Ms Sharmin Akter, Assistant Director of Family Planning, Narayanganj; Mr. Md. Shahjalal, SERAC-Bangladesh Assistant Director (Program)- Mr. Md. Salim Miah, paid a courtesy visit at Adolescent […]

School Based Connectivity Campaign to Promote Adolescent Friendly Healthcare Services from May’2022-June 2022

SERAC-Bangladesh with the support from the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), and Pathfinder International under USAID Shukhi Jibon project school based connectivity campaigns are being organized to create concentrated behavior change among school adolescents, ensuring youth friendly services, SRHR and gender, MHM & Gender near 20 Adolescent-Friendly Health Care Centers in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh […]

School Based Connectivity Campaign to Promote Adolescent Friendly Healthcare Services from March’2022-April’2022

SERAC-Bangladesh with the support from the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), and Pathfinder International under USAID Shukhi Jibon project school based connectivity campaigns are being organized to create concentrated behavior change among school adolescents, ensuring youth friendly services, SRHR and gender, MHM & Gender near 20 Adolescent-Friendly Health Care Centers in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh […]