KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands - through NUFFIC / Netherlands government funding
The 2014 Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) found that 15-19-year-olds account for 25% of fertility, while only 42% of them use any form of contemporary contraception. The We CARE program is a collaboration of the Bangladesh government agencies, to develop three curriculums on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). In Bangladesh, family welfare assistants often lack the ability, attitude and motivation to provide inclusive SRHR services effectively. Another challenge is the absence of inclusive sexual reproductive health and rights information within schools.
KIT Royal Tropical Institute commissioned MDF Bangladesh to facilitate the pilot training and training of the trainers (TOT) for various target groups: family welfare visitors and family welfare assistant, medical officers maternal and child and & Upazila Family Planning staff and sub-assistant community medical officers in different districts of Bangladesh.
As result, over 30 advisors are now equipped with SRHR outreach information. They are actively referring young vulnerable women and men, young people, people with disabilities and indigenous groups with unmet family planning needs to SHRS services.