Created 2011-11-16 14:35:18 Last Modified 2017-03-27 11:05:32
The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA in Bangladesh works to ensure that:
• Every pregnancy is wanted
• Every birth is safe
• Every young person is free of HIV and AIDS
• Every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect
UNFPA strives for a Bangladesh where no woman dies giving life, where people young and old enjoy their reproductive health and rights, and where violence against girls and women is no more.
Focusing on strengthening the institutional capacities for service delivery in Maternal, Neonatal and Children’s Health & Family Planning (MNCH/FP) through technical assistance and training, UNFPA, Bangladesh has emphasized the need for improved quality and accessibility of integrated MNCH/FP services, as well as community participation, capacity building, awareness and advocacy.
UNFPA also promotes advocacy and awareness on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including policy, programmes and research that can effectively address a targeted health sector response to violence.
The Reproductive Health and Gender components of the 8CP are synthesized through the technical support that UNFPA gives to Bangladesh via its Population & Development component which utilizes a “D4D” (Data for Development) approach for policy level advocacy on critical development issues.
Through D4D, UNFPA collaborates with government statistical agencies, local and international research organizations; and supports the use of disaggregated population data that can be used at the policy level to inform country development strategies. UNFPA provides technical assistance to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics in support of the Census and other national level Health Sector research and surveys under its previous Country Programmes.