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Strengthening Adolescent Reproductive Health

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Name of the Program/ Project/ Unit: Strengthening Adolescent Reproductive Health in Bangladesh Project

Donor: CIDA and PLAN International Bangladesh

Goal: To improve reproductive health of vulnerable and underserved adolescents in the Sitakund, Upazilla under Chittagong district of Bangladesh

Specific Objective:

  • Enabling environment created for provision of RH information and services in the target area;
  • Increased awareness and capacity among target adolescents to make informed decisions on their RH needs;
  • Quality ARH services are available for adolescents in target sites;
  • Increased utilization of gender sensitive ARH, information and services for adolescents;
  • Strengthened capacity of partner NGOs to provide counseling and quality ARH information and services;
  • Increased networking, documentation and dissemination of ARH issues in a manner that furthers adolescent’s interest;
  • Successful implementation of national ARH strategy and its action plan, in targeted districts through a partnership within the HNPSP framework.

Duration: January 01; 2008 to September 30; 2012

Location & Target Coverage

Target people are 10-19 year old age adolescent whose are vulnerable in the present context

Area Coverage

Beneficiary/TG coverage

Name of District Name of Upazila/Thana No. of  union/Ward No. of  Village/Mahalla/Para Categories Direct Indirect Total
Chittagong Sitakund 02 Union, 01 Municipality/27 Words (Phase out are) 116 Male

6600

14000 +

20600 +

Female

8420

16000 +

24420 +

Child - - -
02 Union, 18 Words
(Phase in are)
56 Male

4840

11000+

15840

Female

5240

12000+

17240+

Child

-

-

-

  Total

25100

53000+

78100

Background

Adolescent’s reproductive health has become one of the most widely discussed and sensitive health issues. “Adolescent reproductive and sexual health refers to the physical and emotional well-being of adolescents and includes their ability to be healthy and remain free from to early or unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV/AIDS, and sexual violence and coercion” (Senderowitz, 1995; WHO, 1998). Adolescents constitute one-fifth of the world’s population. In Bangladesh, as in many developing countries, adolescents are a large and growing population that includes those between 10-19 years of age (UNFPA 1998a). Adolescents comprise 25% total population in Bangladesh, approximately 33 million in the year 2001 (Y.Siddique & M. Kabir, 2002). Among them 52% are male, while 48% are female (BDHS Survey, 1999-2000). The annual growth rate of adolescent population is 4.33 percent, compared with 1.7 percent for the total population. Adolescence marks the passage of children into adulthood and without the proper guidance and availability of accurate information, it can lead one to unnecessary risk taking behavior.

During Adolescence, most children do not complete the process of achieving physical and emotional maturity. This developmental stage involves many complex processes including menarche, developing close friendships, dealing with peer pressure, struggling with identity, becoming aware of one’s own sexuality, graining independence, etc. Health and developmental statistics have demonstrated that, adolescents are at increased risk of wide variety of reproductive health issues. Here in Bangladesh, BBS statistics (1998) show that 12.7 percent of adolescents were already married and although the contraception use among married adolescent are on the increase, unmet needs still remain high.

PSA planed to be implemented Strengthening Adolescents Reproductive Health Project supported by Plan International at Sitakunda Upazilla of Chittagong District. YPSA will emphasis on marginalized indigenous and disabled adolescents at targeted area.

Major Activities

  • Field workers training at centre level on Leadership & Management.
  • Exposure visit
  • Safety net for the poor per health facility
  • Improvement of facilities according to quality criteria (Referral center (RC) in community)
  • Rollout of the training (adolescent) on Life Skills
  • Yearly workshop (WS) with all adolescents
  • Celebrate special events every year (girl child/Youth Day/etc.)
  • Renovate or establish clubs for the adolescents
  • Community awareness through TFD show
  • Meeting with stakeholders
  • Coordination with government and other partners
  • Gender training to field facilitator, Plan and PNGO project staff
  • School Sanitation
  • Teachers conduct the school sessions including video show (IEC material, library etc.) / Reproductive health session in school
  • Workshop for formulation of ARH action plan at district level
  • BCC Session with adolescent

Attended Meeting

  • Parents peer educator training
  • YPSA join the NEARS as a member
  • Awareness Media Campaign Flog  Song
  • Strengthening of FWC management committee.

Target & Achievement

Target (11-12) Achievement (11-12) Cumulative Achievement from the beginning
.Program Quantity Quantity .Program Quantity
CCCDA training for Staff training 1 batch (Male-11 & Female 17) 1 batch (Male-11& Female 17) CCCDA training for Staff training 1 batch (Male-11 & Female 17)
Meeting with stakeholders 35 meeting (M-591, F-571 ) 35 meeting (M-591, F-571) Meeting with stakeholders 103 meeting
(M-2039,F-1593)
Practice CCCD in the field level Continued Continued Practice CCCD in the field level Continued
Meeting with ARH support group [CCCD process] 28meeting (Male327-& Female-264) 28 meeting (Male-327 & Female-264 ) Meeting with ARH support group [CCCD process] 55 meeting (Male- 614 & Female-607)
Orientation of indirect beneficiary on ARH and gender related issues –SMC 9 school 02 orientations (61 male & 29 female) 04 orientations (61 male & 29 female) Orientation of indirect beneficiary on ARH and gender related issues –SMC 17 school & Madrashe 08 orientations (206 male & 47 female)
 Orientation of indirect beneficiary on ARH and gender related issues – Union Perished members, Religious leader  02 batch orientation  (Male39& female 08)  02 batch orientation  (Male 39 & female 08)  Orientation of indirect beneficiary on ARH and gender related issues – Union Parishad members, Religious leader  07batch orientation  (Male196 & female 51)
Parenting Session  519 parenting session (male-2038 female 4300).  519 parenting session (male-2038 female 4300). Parenting Session  1424 parenting session (male-7153 female 14779).
Adolescent parenting Orientation 23 Bach (Male-264 female-315) 23 Bach (Male-264 female-315) Adolescent parenting Orientation (Male-264female-315 )
Parents Meeting 832 parents meeting  (male-4592 female -7842) participants 832 parents meeting  (male-4592 female-7842) participants Parents Meeting 3757parents meeting
 Teachers  Training 01 batch (Male-08 & Female-08) participants 01 batch (Male-08 & Female-08) participants  Teachers  Training 01 batch (Male-08 & Female-08) participants
Adolescent Group formation   (Male-2 Female -2) Adolescent group   (Male-208 Female -288) Adolescent group Adolescent Group formation 1241 (M-1140, f-13660 ) Adolescent group
Renovate or establish clubs for the adolescents 02 clubs 02 clubs Renovate or establish clubs for the adolescents 10 clubs
 Networking meeting among others club in local level 30Networking meeting. (Male-462 & Female-290) 30Networking meeting. (Male-462 & Female-290)  Networking meeting among others club in local level 53 Networking meeting. (Male-792 & Female-577)
BCC Session
  • A total 11833 Session

 

  • A total 11833 Session

 

BCC Session
  • A total 40481 Session

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Peer education Session (conduct by the peer)
  • 9048 session
  • 9048 session
Peer education Session (conduct by the peer)
  • 33349 session
 Teachers conduct the school sessions
  • 2065 school
  • session (class Six- class Ten)

 

  • 2065 school
  • session (class Six- class Ten)
 Teachers conduct the school sessions
  • 6220  school
  • session (class Six- class Ten)

 

Anonymous question box setting in the school   anonymous question boxes  anonymous question boxes Anonymous question box setting in the school  17 anonymous question boxes
 Rollout of the training (adolescent) on Life Skills 246 batches (M-2717 & F-3433)
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246 batches (M-2717 & F-3433)  Rollout of the training (adolescent) on Life Skills 1014 batches (M-10667& F-14503)
Community awareness through TFD show 36 events  (Male-1427 & Female-2565) 36events  (Male-1427 & Female-2565) Community awareness through TFD show 181 events  (Male-9643 & Female-12680)
Adolescents covered birth registration 31989 adolescent 31989 adolescent Adolescents covered birth registration 54138 adolescent
Celebrate special events every year Youth day /HIV-AIDS/etc.) 02events. 02 events. Celebrate special events every year (girl child/HIV-AIDS/etc.) 11 events.
Peer Identification 492 (male-206 & Female 286) peer educator. 492 (male-206 & Female 286) peer educator. Peer Identification  (male-536 & Female 701) peer educator.
Roll out Training on Peer Education 42 batches (Male adolescent 448 & Female Adolescent 597 )
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42 batches (Male adolescent 448 & Female Adolescent 597
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Roll out Training on Peer Education 67 batches (Male adolescent 778 & Female Adolescent 1012)
Peer Education network at local level Yearly workshop 01 (Male-243 & Female-234) 01 (Male-243 & Female-234) Peer Education network at local level Yearly workshop 01 (Male-243 & Female-234)
Gender Training/ Orientation for GO/NGO service provider —- Gender Training/ Orientation for GO/NGO service provider 01 batch (Male 18 & female 05).
Exposure visit on adolescent friendly health service centre for GO-NGO staffs ——- ———– Exposure visit on adolescent friendly health service centre for GO-NGO staffs total 19 person (Male-06 & Feamle-13)
Quality control care training/orientation for GO and NGO Service ————- ————– Quality control care training/orientation for GO and NGO Service 05 Participants (Male-02 & Female-03)
GO-NGO Staffs refreshers on AFHS ——- GO-NGO Staffs refreshers on AFHS 02batch (Male 14 & female 12)
Support and equipped to establish   AFHS at GO [FWC] and NGO [Clinic] 02 nos. 02 nos. Support and equipped to establish   AFHS at GO [FWC] and NGO [Clinic] 07 nos.
Safety net for the poorest per health facility 20 serious patients
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20 serious patients
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Safety net for the poorest per health facility 69 serious patients
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School Sanitation 09 schools & Madrasha 09 schools & Madrasha School Sanitation 14 schools & Madrasha
Providing counseling services 2381 female & 1289 male adolescent 2381 female & 1289 male adolescent Providing counseling services 7102 female & 4272 male adolescent
Establish referral linkage with AFHS Centre (Referral Meeting) 02 meeting 02 meeting Establish referral linkage with AFHS Centre (Referral Meeting) 02 meeting
Referral to the adolescent in the AFHS  (male 321 & female 919 )  (male 321 & female 919 ) Referral to the adolescent in the AFHS  (male 673 & female 1827 )
 Renovate clubs for the adolescents 2 Meeting 02Meeting  Renovate clubs for the adolescents 05 Meeting
Development of training pool Development of training pool Our 01 (male), TOT on Parenting
Our 02 staffs (male-01, Female-01) ,TOT on online Monitoring data posting.
01 staffs (Male), training  on Financial & Administrative Guide line
05 Participants (Male-02 & Female-03), TOT on QOC
Organize Life skill training for the field staffs 01 batch (Male 07 & female13 ) 01 batch (Male 07 & female13 ) Organize Life skill training for the field staffs 02 batch (Male 21 & female 31)
 Organize Gender training for the field staffs 01 batch (Male 07 & female13 ) 01 batch (Male 07 & female13 )  Organize Gender training for the field staffs 01 batch (Male 21 & female35)
Basic training for the field workers on ARH 01(Male 12 & female17) 01(Male 12 & female17) Basic training for the field workers on ARH 02(Male 26 & female32)
 GO,NGO Service provider orientation on quality control care ———  GO,NGO Service provider orientation on quality control care 01 (Male 15 & female 09)
 TOT on Adolescent Parenting 01 batch (Male 12 & female17) 01 batch (Male 12 & female17)  TOT on Adolescent Parenting 01 batch (Male 12 & female17)
Roll out Training on Adolescent Parenting 14 batch (Male-150 & Female 200 )
Parents peer are achieved
14 batch (Male-150 & Female 200 )
Parents peer are achieved
Roll out Training on Adolescent Parenting 32 batch (Male-327 & Female 478 )
Organize Leadership & management training for the Staffs (Refreshers) —- —- Organize Leadership & management training for the Staffs (Refreshers) 01 batch (Male 13 & female17
 Organize Peer Education training for the field staffs 01 batch (Male 12 & female17 ) 01 batch (Male 12 & female17 )  Organize Peer Education training for the field staffs 02 batch (Male 24 & female 32 )
 Exposure visit  (Male-7 & Feamle-8)  (Male-7 & Feamle-8)  Exposure visit  (Male-12 & Feamle-18)
Participation in conference, workshop and seminar 02 Male 02 Male Participation in conference, workshop and seminar 02 Male
Participation in national/ Local level network (ADF Networking Meeting) 02 meeting (male-49 & female 21) 02 meeting (male-49 & female 21) Participation in national/ Local level network (ADF Networking Meeting) 02 meeting (male-49 & female 21)
 Case study, Quarterly report, Annual report on going on going  Case study, Quarterly report, Annual report on going
Organized  local level workshop on ARH Strategy 02 workshop  (Male-72 & Female-18) 02 workshop  (Male-72 & Female-18) Organized  local level workshop on ARH Strategy 03 workshop  (Male-117 & Female-24)
GO,NGO Service provider orientation on quality control care —- GO,NGO Service provider orientation on quality control care 01 batch (Male 15 & female 09)
TOT on Adolescent Parenting 01 batch (Male 12 & female17) 01 (Male 12 & female17) TOT on Adolescent Parenting 01 batch (Male 12 & female17)
 Attend PMC Meeting 03 PMC Meeting & 02 co-ordinations Meeting. 03 PMC Meeting & 02 co-ordinations Meeting.  Attend PMC Meeting 05 PMC Meeting & 02 co-ordinations Meeting.
 MOU signing 01
MOU signing
01
MOU signing
 MOU signing 01
MOU signing
. Staffs coordination Meeting 08 staffs coordination meeting. 08 staffs coordination meeting. . Staffs coordination Meeting 11 staffs coordination meeting.
Counseling Training for the staffs 03 participants(Male-0 Female-01) Counseling Training for the staffs
Counseling Session 420 session (m-3180 & f-4902) 420 session (m-3180 & f-4902) Counseling Session 540 session (m-4260 & f-5894)
Child protection Training for the Staffs Child protection Training for the Staffs -  -
Half yearly workshop for the teacher 01 events (M-15, F-13) 01 events (M-15, F-13) Half yearly workshop for the teacher 02 events (M-30, F-26)
Adolescent Support group formed 04 groups
ARH Orientation for UP & municipality 03 Orientation
Sharing meeting with Upazilla level 01 meeting
TOT on TFD 06 Person
Yearly Adolescent workshop 02 annual gathering
Supply of medicine (M-09, Female-54)
Basic Training for the field workers 01 batch(M-13,F-17)
Teachers training on ARH 01 Batch (M-13, F-10)
Training of the ARH Service Provider 01 batch(M-17.F-05)
Gender Training 01 batch
Leadership & management training 01 batch (M-14,F-18)

Future Plan: [Key Activities]

  • Building GO & NGO staff capacity for SRH through participatory process
  • Mobilizing community stakeholders through participatory process
  • Capacity building of local level stakeholders (Union Parishad members, CBO members, School Management Committee etc.).
  • Mobilize and facilitate Adolescents Group / clubs/ alliances Formation
  • Raising awareness , knowledge and skill of Adolescents On gender and SRH related issues
  • Capacity building of  adolescent representatives/ peer Educators
  • Establishing/ strengthening adolescent friendly health service centers
  • Providing ASRH  services
  • Organize local level training by partner s (GO, NGOs ) – Staff capacity development through training
  • Developing and implementing effective Communication system
  • Establishing functional networks at (national local levels)
  • Documenting and dissemination project experiences
  • Project Management
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