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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013

Secretary visits GFATM 902 project at Cox’s Bazar

lse sessionMr. Shaikh Altaf Ali, Honorable Secretary, Health & Family welfare, Gvornment of Bangladesh visited field level activities of YPSA-GFATM Project package#902 at Cox’sBazar. Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Director (Health) Chittagong, Dr. M A Rakib, DPM, Malaria Control Program, Dhaka, Dr. A B M Lutful Kabir, Civil Sergeon, Cox’sBazar, Mr. Anup Kumar Basu, Program Manager, Save The Children USA, Mahabubur Rahman, Director Field Operation, YPSA & Focal Person of the project were present among others.

Group photoHonorable secretary Mr. Shaikh Altaf Ali visited LSE session at Laldighipar, Cox’sBazar. He discussed with Master trainer, Peer educators & Peers. Master Trainer briefed about LSE activities. Peers also shared their opinion to Honorable Secretary.

GFATM is a collaborative project of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH & FW) and Save the Children, USA on HIV and AIDS prevention program for youth and adolescents in Bangladesh. Objectives are to provide HIV/AIDS orientation Training and services to the young people via Life Skill Education, Youth Friendly Health Service, and Accessing Condom for youth.

YPSA has been implementing STD/AIDS Prevention Program since 1996 supported by HASAB, FHI, CARE-Bangladesh& other organizations. YPSA is a highly experienced Development organization in Multi Sector such as Advocacy (Worker Rights, Child Rights, Women Rights,) Disaster management, Good Governance, and also the pioneer organization in HIV/AIDS / STI prevention field in Chittagong. YPSA also has expertise and skilled management besides these personnel on STD/AIDS field.

Since November 2004 YPSA has been implementing GFATM project in consortium with other three partners NGOs; HIV/AIDS and STD alliance in Bangladesh (HASAB), Ad-din welfare Center, and Association for Community Development (ACD). HASAB is the lead organization of this consortium and it is implementing this project in Dhaka & Sylhet division. Other two NGOs, Association for Community Development (ACD) in Rajshahi and Ad-din Welfare Center is in Barishal & Khulna. The consortium is a unique one with an aim to compliment and supplement the nationwide coverage both programmatically and geographically.

Package 902 has designed under the following two sub-sectors that are being implemented through the HASAB consortium. These major sub-sectors are Youth Friendly Health Service (YFHS) and Life Skills Education (LSE) & Accessing Condom for Youth (ACY)