HIV prevention and Control among High-Risk Population and Vulnerable Young People in Bangladesh (R-2, GFATM #902)

"HIV prevention and control among High-Risk Population and Vulnerable Young People in Bangladesh” was a collaborative project between national AIDS/STD program (NASP), Directorate General of Health Service, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Save the Children-USA funded by Global Fund. HASAB has been leading in implementation of this package # 902 all over Bangladesh through consortium with three other NGOs; Ad-din Welfare Center, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and Association for Community Development (ACD).
The implementation of the project was started through a pilot phase in November 2004, scaled up in 2006 and has been continued up to April 2012 with three components; Life Skills Education (LSE), youth Friendly Health Service (YEHS) and Accessing Condom for Youth(ACY).

Primary Participants:
Primary Participants: young people of age between 15 to 24 years.

Project Period:
November 2007 to April 2012.

Goal:
To contribute to the significant reduction of the number of adolescents suffering from avoidable maternal deaths and the prevention of other major sexual and reproductive health hazards, as under the adolescents the acceptance of contraception increases, pregnancies are delayed and maternal mortality decreases

Objectives:
To prevention HIV/AIDS through providing orientation, training and service to the young people through scale-up Youth Friendly Health Service (YFHS) and Life Skills Education (LSE) including support to Accessing Condom for Youth(ACY).

Donor:
Global fund, Managed by Save the Children

Partner Organization:
3 partner organizations: Ad-din Welfare Center, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and Association for Community Development (ACD).

Implementation Location/coverage
around 6 lac Young population through 220 youth clubs/organizations & 224 Health Centers of 39 districts under 06 divisions.

Current Feature:
Life Skills Education (LSE), Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) and Accessing Condom for the Young (ACY) are being implemented in an integrated manner focusing the areas of geographical locations having HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities.

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