A meeting was held in Dhaka recently with the Director General of Family Planning, Dr. Kazi Mustafa Sarwar on family planning and sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) issues.
the meeting, Zakia Akhter, Deputy Director (PM), IEM unit said that, Family
Planning department under IEM unit are going to make agreement with 16 schools
in the country, where, several campaigns, debate contests and media campaigns
will take place. The main purpose of those campaigns is to ensure family
planning and adolescence friendly healthcare services.
She further added that, IEM unit is thinking about ensuring the knowledge of reproductive health and ensuring the betterment of mental health among the students of Madrasah.
Abu Zamil of FP 2020 focal point said that, To spread the knowledge of family
planning and reproductive health among the youths, apart from the discussion
with the Department of Family Planning, the involvement of the Department of
Youth and Sports and the Department of Women and Children Affairs should be
thinks that, youths have eagerness to acquire knowledge of reproductive health.
So they should be given proper information regarding this topic.
Sayed Hasan, Technical Officer at United Nations Population Fund, said that, IC
materials and information should be prepared accordingly so that, teenagers
become eager to acquire knowledge on adolescence health care service.
director of the Department of Family Planning, Dr. Moinuddin Ahmed said that, Department
of Family planning should provide services related to health care and family
the end, the DGFP emphasized on taking initiative for reducing the age of
women’s marriage and also to ensure proper management of period. Moreover, he
hopes that in future, NGOs should work with cooperation reagrding this issue.
Mr. S M Shaikat, the Executive Director of SERAC-Bangladesh concluded the meeting thanking everyone to attend. He requested the Department of Family Planning to take proper steps to ensure adolescence reproductive healthcare (ARH) services at health centers.