UAFPA Bangladesh has contracted to work in partnership with 4 non-governmental organizations for the development of sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents.
On Sunday (November 12) morning at a hotel in Gulshan, UNFPA formally signed the agreement to work with Bangladesh in partnership with non-governmental organizations such as Xanax Health, Impact Hub Dhaka, Gram Unyaan Karma (GUK) and Togomogo.
It is known that these four organizations will work with the goal of cooperation in empowering the youth today. A milestone has been touched by formalizing the collaborative partnership with the private sector. The goal of this collaborative effort is to empower women pharmacists to set up their own pharmacies – so that women and girls, especially those living in urban areas including slums in Bogra, Chapainawabganj and Bagerhat districts, have access to quality sexual and reproductive health information, counseling and improved referral services.
At the signing ceremony with the four institutions, UNFP representatives and private sector partners pledged to reduce the sale of harmful drugs by pharmacists and drug dealers while promoting sexual and reproductive health services. The initiative will also aim to create access to expert reproductive health consultation and services and to ensure standardized prescribing and family planning guidelines within pharmacies on the use of appropriate medicines for reproductive health issues. The main objective of this project is to increase the participation of women especially in the pharmacy business, to train them as competent and skilled female pharmacists to provide reproductive health care in their area.
Presenting the details of a survey in the event, the people concerned said that most people go to the pharmacy if they get any disease. Therefore, by empowering them with training, the people of the area will get the right medicine and women will be able to take information and services related to their reproductive health including family planning from them. A key aspect of the project is investing in young women, empowering them to start their own pharmacy businesses. Empower them with training to overcome all financial, social or skill-related barriers so that they can become independent entrepreneurs.
At the event, UNFPA representative Christine Blochs highlighted the role of women like Armina in development.
Dr. gave a welcome speech at the event. Information from Abu Saeed Mohammad Hassan, Kamalaful Pharmacy was presented by Tanya Tamanna, female pharmacist Armina Khatun from Bogra, Zaim Ahmed from Xenox Health, Dr. Togomogo. Nazmul Arefin. Vishwamitra Chowdhury of Impact Hub Dhaka and Dr. Village Development Com spoke online. Md. Mahbub Alam and others.
On behalf of UNFPA Bangladesh, Krishina Blocksuge and others were present.