Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project-II (UPHCSDP-II)

Project Name: Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project-II (UPHCSDP-II)

Project Introduction:
To ensure quality and equitable health care for all urban population in Bangladesh by improving access to and utilization of health, population and nutrition services.

Project Agreement Number: GD # 20

Overall Objective:

  • Improve accessibility (financial and physical) to PHC services in the urban areas covered by the project
  • Ensure the delivery of quality PHC services to urban populations-the project will ensure essential service delivery package (ESD+) focused maternal and child health in urban areas, particularly for the poor
  • Increase the utilization of PHC services by the urban poor, especially women, new-born and children
  • Strengthen institutional arrangements for the delivery of PHC services in urban areas
  • Increase capacity of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to ensure the delivery of PHC services, according to their mandate
  • Increase sustainability of the delivery of urban PHC services by strengthening ownership and commitment of the ULBs to ensure the delivery of PHC services particularly for the poor.

Specific Objectives:
Outputs: To Achieve ESD+ services to the community is our main activities which include Maternal Care, Neonatal care, Family Planning Services, Child health, Reproductive Health, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Diagnostics Services and Emergency transporting, Violence against Women etc.

Project Components: Reproductive Health Care (Especially Mother & Child Care), Prevention of RTI, STI, Child Health Care, Family Planning, Adolescent Reproductive Health Care, Control of Diarrhea & Other Childhood Diseases, Limited Curative Care, Support Services for ESP+.

Major Activities: Providing ESD+ services to the community is our main activities which include Maternal Care, Neonatal care, Family Planning Services, Child health, Reproductive Health, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Diagnostics Services and Emergency transporting, Violence against Women etc.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

4611

5470

583

3747

415

1777

1052

21510

328

1576

4611

5470

583

3747

415

1777

1052

21510

328

1576

Project Duration: 01st August 2019 to 31st March 2023
Financial partner (Donor): ADB
Implementing partner (if any): Cumilla City Corporation
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Cumilla City Corporation, PA-1 & Field Office 1 CRHCC & 6 PHCCs.
Project Budget: 159,488,731/-
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

35

98

0

0

0

0

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Sumon Kumar Saha, Project Manager
Email: sumonsaha@amic.org.bd, coccpa01dam@gmail.com, Cell: 01717626492

Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project – II

Project Name: Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project – II

Project Introduction: Primary Health Care Services in Urban areas.

Project Agreement Number: GD # 11, RCC, PA-1

Overall Objective: The project aims to improve access, equity, quality, utilization and institutional sustainability of urban primary health care (PHC) services.

Specific Objectives: The project aims to improve access, equity, quality, utilization and institutional sustainability of urban primary health care (PHC) services in the project area particularly for the poor and woman and child.

Outputs: At least coverage 75% poor and pro-poor people under City Corporation.

Project Components: Primary Health Care Services & Institutional Delivery.

Major Activities: *Reproductive Health Care (Specially Mother & Child Care), Prevention of RTI, STI, *Child Health Care, *Family Planning, *Adolescent Reproductive Health Care, *Control of Diarrhoea & Other Childhood Diseases, *Limited Curative Care, *Support Services for ESD+

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

31200

34412

8499

17425

3240

18900

1549

110500

1470

2982

Project Duration: 01 August, 2019 to 31 March, 2023
Financial partner (Donor): ADB
Implementing partner (if any): Rajshahi City Corporation
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Rajshahi City Corporation Ward # 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20.
Project Management Office: 01 nos; PHCC’s: 05 nos; CRHCC: 01 nos
Project Budget: 109,418,949/-
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

25

87

0

0

0

0

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Reaz Uddin Ahmed, Project Manager
Email: rccpa01dam@gmail.com, Cell : 01774-863820

USAID-Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity (BNA)

Project Introduction: USAID-Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity

Project Agreement Number: 50087

Overall Objective: To improve the nutrition and health of children under 5 years of age, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescents (10–18 years old)
Specific Objectives: to improve the nutrition and health of children under 5 years of age, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescents (10–18 years old) in the Zone of Influence (ZoI), which comprises 21 districts in Barishal, Dhaka, and Khulna divisions, and the Zone of Resilience (ZoR), which includes Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban.

Results:  

  •  Increased consumption of nutritious, diverse, and safe diets by rural households
  • Increased social and economic empowerment of women and adolescents
  • Increased adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene behaviors

Major Activities:

  • Capacity building of Market Management Committee (MMC) /Business Associations (BA) members: Total-288 (Male-264, Female-24) Market Management Committee (MMC)/Business Associations (BA) members.
  • Facilitate to MMC for developing Market Management Committee (MMC) annual work plan: Total-288 (Male-264, Female-24) Market Management Committee (MMC)/Business Associations (BA) members.
  • Capacity building of Food vendors (Vegetables, Fruit, Dry Food and Fish): Total-629 (Male-533, Female-96) Food vendors.
  • Capacity building of Agro Input Retailers: Total-128 AIR vendors all are male.
  • Organize courtyard meeting for demand creation of purchase nutritious, diverse, and safe foods: Total 835 community people(Male-63 , Female-772)
  • Establishment of Homestead Nutrition Garden as per joint planning with DAE: 72 Nutrition garden.
  • Capacity building of Religious Leaders (Imam, Female Madrasha Teachers & Purohit): Total 502 Imam and 30 Purohit (22 Male and 8 Female)
  • Organize meeting with Men’s Influencers at community level to promote long-term benefits of nutritional foods, homestead production, women empowerment, and WASH: 912 Men’s.
  • Organize nutrition fair at GCs/SCHOOL  jointly with Innovation  Consulting private Ltd to show casing cooking champion where food handling/hygiene/safety issues will be prioritized: 5358 adolescents (school students, Boy-2248 Girl-3110)
  • Day observation : Observance of various national/international days/week/month of different sub-activities with community people-(177 villages, HHs-102394, Total 422165 community people (Male-206562 & Female-215603)
  • Organize and facilitate Spouse Meeting with MFI group female members : 338 Spouse (Male-169, Female-169)
  • Organize and facilitate Family Meeting with MFI group members family : 676 Family members (Male-310, Female-366)
  • District & Upazilla NGO Coordination meeting: Exists NGO representatives
  • District and Upazilla Nutrition Coordination Committee Meeting : DNCC & UNCC members
  • Demonstrate/display the new technologies in vendor’s shops for optimizing of nutritious food sales by market actors: Total shop-90.
  • Audio-visual dramas and music videos at community level, Street drama, Interactive game show and awareness Miking: Community people-(177 villages, HHs-102394, Total 422165 community people (Male-206562 & Female-215603)
  • Display and Facilitate provision of information and recommendation on nutritious foods through IEC materials (leaflet, festoon, banner etc.): Banners for Food Vendors-1680pcs, Umbrellas for woman food Vendors-104 , Banners for public spaces-378, Wall Painting (5Key, Food pyramid)-30, Rickshaw/Auto-bike painting-1515.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0

0

2448

2868

0

0

1892

2418

0

0

Project Participants (Indirect):

Name of District

# Village

HHs

Male

Female

Total Population

Remarks

Patuakhali

140

74710

162756

169633

332389

 
Barguna

61

21218

43806

45970

89776

 
Total

201

95928

206562

215603

422165

 

Project Duration: 1 January 2019 to 15 August 2023
Financial partner (Donor): USAID Subcontracted by Abt Associates
Implementing partner (if any): N/A
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Project llocation Patuakhali District under Barishal Division and No. 01 field office at Barguna District.

Project Budget: BTD: 9,66,76,913/-
Number of project staffs and volunteers: 25 staffs.

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

22

03

0

0

0

0

Contact Person:  Md. Rabiul Amin, Technical Director,
Mobile: +880-1712877494, Email: rabiul_bna@amic.org.bd

Advocacy for Stronger Road Safety Legislation in Bangladesh

Project Name: “Advocacy for Stronger Road Safety Legislation in Bangladesh.”

Project Introduction:

To reduce the calamity of almost 2000 annual deaths from road-accidents, Bangladesh has developed laws and rules to regulate motor-vehicle use and ideal road protocols. However desired results are yet to be visible due to legal loopholes, ineffective implementation practices, and inappropriate road-use behavior. First legal proceeding concerning vehicle-use took place in independent Bangladesh in 1972 with “Motor Vehicles Act (MVA)-1939”, which reflected “Motor Vehicles Act-1939” and “Motor Vehicle Rules-1940” British Bengal. In 1983, “Motor Vehicles Ordinance-1983” was publicized; and rules were formulated regarding licensing of drivers, licensing the conductors and registration of vehicles; without much alterations from the MVA-1939. Recently a law was passed with a view to updating and amending the 1983 ordinance– the Road Transport Act 2018 (RTA-2018). But there is still gaps in the amended RTA-2018; like- Helmet use for driver and passenger is mandatory but no ‘prescribed type’ (standard) for helmet is set out in the Act; driver and passengers to wear helmet properly (but what is proper is not mentioned) in the Road Transport Act 2018; E-bike is not mentioned in the Act; Drivers are not allowed to drive exceeding  permissible limit but nothing is mentioned regarding urban/rural speed limit and local authorities have not been given any power to modify speed limit under any law; No provision for Child restraint system in the Ordinance of 1983 and in the Act of 2018. So, there are the provisions for regulating helmet use, driving under influence of drink or drug and seat belt use have been made in the RTA-2018 but the standard of helmet, e-bikes, BAC and child restraint system are missing there. The proposed project is focusing with the amendment of the RTA-2018.

Project Agreement Number: BGDXX-RD17-1245

Overall Objective: The project goal is to build support for legislative and policy reforms for improving road-safety in Bangladesh with a focus on strengthening the Road Transport Act (RTA), 2018. The project aims at achieving this goal primarily through advocacy for amending the RTA-2018 with strong measures on key road-user behavioral risk factors. In addition, the project will explore possible opportunities to strengthen the Rules for RTA-2018, which are yet to be notified.

Specific Objectives: The followings will be the specific objectives of the project –

Objective 1: Build political support for strengthening the RTA 2018 through amendments on provisions related to key behavioral risk factors.

Objective 2: Build wider support on the importance of the effective measures on child restraints through strengthening of RTA and its rules.

Objective 3: Build media supports to influence policymakers and different stakeholders for creating enabling environment for RTA-2018 amendment, formulation of rules under it and proper implementation.

Objective 4: Strengthen project staffs capacity and ensure the inter coordination among the other GRSP Grantees on road safety issues.

Major Activities:
1.1.1: Engaging an expert as Consultant for the initiatives.
1.1.2: Advocacy meeting with MoRTB high officials to mobile them to take forward RTA -2018 amendment.
1.1.3: Mobilize MoRTB to formulate a law amendment committee and a working committee to review present RTa-2018.
1.1.4: Advocacy meeting with  other relevant stakeholders (BRTA , BRTOA, National Road Safety Council , Nirapad Sarak Chai ,MoHA ,DTCA, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, DSCC, DNCC)
1.2.1: Organize workshops with working committee to review the RTA-2018, and share recommendations for necessary amendments on the behavior risk factors.
1.2.2: Assist working committee to present the draft for the amendment to the central law amendment committee.
1.3.1: Conduct comprehensive mapping of policymakers and political leaders.
1.3.2: Conduct regular advocacy with the identified policymakers to engage them as road –safety Champion.
1.3.3: Organize tow online discussion meetings engaging the MPs and political leaders.
1.3.4: Organize various campaign programs (human chain/ letter campaign etc) to draw attention of MPs and political leaders on the law amendment issues.
2.1.1: Conduct a study to generate evidence on present scenario of child restraints and identify the possible measures.
2.2.1: Dissemination of the study reports and results with ministry and various stakeholders.
2.2.1: Organize TV Talk Show on the importance to make roads safe for children specially on child restraints issue.
2.2.2: One to one advocacy with policy makers to sensitize them about the importance of the child restraints to ensure safer road for children.
2.3.1: Organize demonstration / campaign programs (Photo exhibition / solidarity/ Children Declaration etc.  on child restraints issues.
2.3.2: Observing significant relevant national and international days and UN Global Road Safety Week.
2.3.3: Organize online (Facebook) live programs engaging policy makers’ govt. stakeholders and victims.
3.1.1: Media Mapping and developing comprehensive media plan to ensure media engagement in building a social movement for road safety.
3.1.2: Organize knowledge sharing meeting (03) with journalist to create strong network with different media for getting media support in road safety initiatives.
3.1.3: Organize press conference on necessity of law amendment.
3.1.4: Developing and utilizing social media platforms for the road safety initiatives.
3.1.5:  Develop communication materials for advocacy and campaign programs focusing on law amendment and rules formulation.
4.1.1: Strengthen project staffs capacity and knowledge on road safety issues.
4.1.2: Monthly coordination meeting to evaluate the project progress and prepare monthly.
4.1.3: Organize and particular in meeting with other GRSP grantees.

Project Scope: National

Project Duration:1 March 2021- 28 February 2023

Financial partner (Donor): Global Road Safety Partnership hosted by IFRC

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Dhaka

Project Budget: CHF 100,000/- (BDT 9,022,000/-)

Number of project staffs and volunteers: 07

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M F M F M F
05 02        
 

  Contact Person: Ms. Sharmeen Rahman, Project Coordinator
Email: sharmeen@amic.org.bd, Cell: 01920303084

Justice and Prison Reform for Promoting Human Rights and preventing Corruption in Bangladesh (JPRPHRPC)

Project Name: Justice and Prison Reform for Promoting Human Rights and preventing Corruption in Bangladesh (JPRPHRPC)

Project Introduction:

The Bangladesh Government’s key national strategy document is the Seventh Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which identifies the need for comprehensive judicial reform, including improved legal aid and case-processing. The criminal justice system is chronically underfinanced and seen as corrupt. It offers limited legal aid, particularly to vulnerable groups. As a consequence, many pre-trial detainees spend long periods of time in prison waiting for their cases to be resolved. The level of overcrowding in many prisons is beyond 200%. As Justice Audit findings show one reason for this is that too many cases unnecessarily end up in the formal criminal justice system because people are not fully aware of alternatives to the formal system, such as village courts or mediation services. Prisoners also lack access to rehabilitation and reintegration services.

This global crisis has shown that prisons worldwide belong to the most vulnerable institutions in a society. In Bangladesh, the overcrowding of prisons by 200% worsens the situation for prisoners on a large scale. The case backlog in courts of 3.5 million cases, and a lack of coordinated approaches of criminal justice institutions are big challenges which are becoming now with restricted movements and very limited functionality of public institutions even bigger challenges. Additionally, the lack of medical staff and equipment in prisons as well as the absence of systematic sentence planning/risk assessment of prisoners exacerbates the prisoners’ vulnerability. Co-financier DFID has approached the Justice and Prison Reform Project to rededicate funds and develop a set of immediate and medium-term response measures to reduce the negative impact of covid-19 on the most vulnerable, including women and prisoners. A coordinated approach with DAM, ICRC, other GIZ projects, the Prison Department and the Law Ministry has been agreed. The focus of the coordinated approach will be on access to cash, food, health facilities and justice services for the most vulnerable, including (released) prisoners and women. Focus will also be placed on combining legal advice where necessary with counselling and support especially for women who find themselves trapped within their homes and increasingly vulnerable to domestic violence. In addition, continued support to the justice sector to ensure stability in the country and improve the trust in the government institutions after the crisis is needed

Project Agreement Number: 83383273

Overall Objective: Objective of the programme is that, the justice sector adopts new reform approaches based on good examples of working practices of institutional cooperation and to build up the necessary capacities from selected pilot districts by 2021 and operate in three main areas: Institutional Strengthening- Institutions of the criminal justice system are strengthened, Evidence Based Policy Advocacy- Selected policies, laws and regulations become responsive and evidence-based, Access for the Vulnerable – Enhance access to the justice system for the poor and vulnerable.

Specific Objectives: The justice sector adopts new reform approaches based on good examples of working practices of institutional cooperation from selected pilot sites.

Specific Objectives: The justice sector adopts new reform approaches based on good examples of working practices of institutional cooperation from selected pilot sites.

Outputs:

Project Components:
Partnership with Prison Directorate, Department of Narcotics Control, Department of Social Service and other coordination forum in district level
b. Evidence based policy advocacy
c. Capacity building of Prison Directorate, Department of Narcotics Control
d. Rehabilitation and Reintegration for the Prisoners
e. Provide Skill development training for the prisoners
f. Provide Drug counseling for the vulnerable Prisoners

Major Activities:
Support to implement COVID-19 response measures and ensure access to justice for vulnerable. Providing cash/food support for vulnerable households, Conduct Orientation Training (online) to Doctors, Health Personnel and non-health Personnel on COVID-19 including Mental health (online) across 68 prisons, legal  and judicial officers, provide information packages on health instructions for released prisoners, provide health instructions for released prisoners, provided training on basic mental health issues to prison staffs, Livelihood support to released prisoners.

Project Participants (Direct):  Prisoners

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1

 

 

 

Project Duration: 01 July 2021 to 31 December 2022

Financial partner (Donor): GIZ and FCDO

Implementing partner (if any):

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Dhaka

Project Budget: BDT 9,300,466/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

5

1

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Person: Iqbal Masud, Director, Health & Wash Sector of DAM
Email: iqbalmasud@amic.org.bd , iq.masud@gmail.com, Cell: 01714-088968

Strengthening advocacy for a comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law and increase tobacco tax

Project Name: Strengthening advocacy for a comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law and increase tobacco tax.

Project Introduction:
The proposed project ‘’Strengthening advocacy for a comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law and increase tobacco tax’ is continuation of “Mainstreaming the Tobacco Control Law for sustainable implementation and countering TI tactics & advocacy for tobacco tax policy reform” “Advocacy for mainstreaming, sustainable implementation of Tobacco Control Law & increasing tobacco tax and campaign against TI tactics”, “Advocacy for Comprehensive Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Dhaka City”, “A Step towards Smoke-free Dhaka City” and “Advocacy for law amendment especially, remove of DSA, TAPS Ban at POS, ban e-cigarettes and strengthen its implementation” project which has implemented by DAM over the last 10 years. The proposed project has focused on advocacy with government and campaign engaging policymakers and relevant stakeholders to support TC law amendment specially to incorporate provisions in the TC law to ban DSA, product display at POS, single sticks sale and E-cigarette’s ban. Moreover, advocacy with policy makers and influencer to support increasing tax and price on tobacco products in FY 2022-23. To support TC law amendment and increase tobacco tax and price, a comprehensive media campaign will also run through the project.

Project ID: Bangladesh 29-29

Project Goal: The Policy Makers, influencers and govt. authorities are sensitized and mobilized to ban DSA, product display at POS, single sticks sale and E-cigarettes ban through TC law amendment and to support increasing tax and price on tobacco products in FY 2022-23.

Specific Objectives: Objective 1: To run a campaign engaging policymakers and relevant stakeholders to support TC law amendment specially to incorporate provisions in the TC law to ban DSA, product display at POS, single sticks sale and E-cigarettes ban by 2022. Objective 2: To engage policymakers and influencers to support increasing tax and price on tobacco products in FY 2022-23. Objective 3: To run a comprehensive media campaign to support TC law amendment and increase tobacco tax and price. Etc.

Outputs: Focused Ministries, Policy Makers, retailers’ authorities and the hospitality sector will be sensitized and mobilized to support remove DSA, ban display of tobacco products at POS and raised their voice for necessary amendment of the Law. They will also take various initiatives in this regards; like-send request letter to the policy makers, human chain, social media campaign, discussion with relevant ministries etc. The RSA will be conducted and disseminated with relevant stakeholders including journalists. A factsheet will be disseminating on RSA findings of E-Cigarette. Journalists will be mobilized and conduct investigation reports against E-cig and display of tobacco products at POS. DSCC & DNCC will allocate budget for the FY 2022-23 and use the budget for tobacco control initiatives. Parliament Members will be sensitized and support to increase tobacco products price and its tax and the price will increase. Mass people will be aware through online live discussion programs, social media campaign and a good number of media stories will be published in different media

Major Activities: Activity 1.1.1: Update the mapping of the stakeholders/policy makers and sensitize about comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law: To update the stakeholders/policy makers mapping periodically, DAM will analyze and prepare individuals short biography with the contact details, Social Media link and information about posts/activities, media value, positions for tobacco control etc. and mobilize them (one to one, inviting in various programs, using in media campaign etc.) for raising their voice for comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law.
Activity 1.1.2: Organize small group meeting with relevant ministries (Health ministry, law, cabinet, public administration, MoCAT, Commerce, Agriculture, Industries, etc.) who are included in the law amendment committee: DAM will conduct small group meeting with relevant ministries who are involved in the law amendment committee. Small group meetings with relevant ministry high officials including secretary and minister to sensitize them so that they support law amendment proposal in the cabinet meetings. (All meetings will be close door, so press release may not be possible for every sitting.)Activity

1.1.3: One to one meeting with ministers including Health Minister and MPs, to mobilize them in favor of law amendment proposals: DAM will conduct several one-to-one advocacy meetings, visit with Ministers, policy makers and MPs for mobilizing them in favor of the law amendment issue for creating the as influential one and ultimately champion.DAM will also create New Champions and engage them including existing champions by raising their voice and playing role as advocates for comprehensive amendment of Tobacco Control Law.

Activity 1.1.4 Follow-up advocacy meeting with BROA, Bangladesh Porjotan Corporation, Bangladesh International Hotels Association and other relevant stakeholders (BIHA, hospitality sector association Hotel, Motel and Guest House Federation etc.)to develop a strategy for supporting and raising voice about removing DSA at hospitality sector through amending the TC Law: DAM will organize a meeting with Bangladesh Restaurant Owner Association (BROA), Bangladesh Porjotan Corporation, Bangladesh International Hotels Association (BIHA), Hotel, Motel and Guest House Federation, other relevant stakeholders and mobilize them to raise their voice and take necessary initiatives for removing DSA at hospitality sector through  developing a strategy for amending the TC Law. Also, a press release will be prepared and disseminated with at least 50 media houses for publishing and following up after sending the press release.

Activity 1.1.5: Small group follow-up meetings with retailer associations: DAM will organize small group follow-up meetings with retailer association to mobilize them in favor of TC law amendment issues specially for banning display of tobacco products at POS, sales of single stick & banning E.cig.
Activity 1.1.6: Sensitization meeting with retailer associations about Law amendment for banning display of tobacco products at POS, sales of single stick & banning E.cig (combined meeting): DAM will conduct meeting with retailers’ associations about Law amendment for banning display of tobacco products at POS &single sticks sales and banning E.cig. DAM will also conduct one to one advocacy with the association members in this regard.

Activity 1.1.7: Continuous follow-up with LGD, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and BRTA for the implementation of LG common guideline and Tobacco Control Law (No cost activities): DAM will continue follow-up with LGD, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation and BRTA for implementation of LG Guideline and the TC Law.

Activity 2.1.1 Organize small group meetings with finance minister, NBR chairman (2 meetings).
DAM will organize two small group meetings with policy makers and relevant Ministry-finance minister and NBR Chairman for making them sensitize for imposing higher tax on tobacco products. (All meetings will be close door, so press release may not be possible for every sitting.)

Activity 2.1.2 One to one advocacy with policy makers and relevant Ministries/NBR Officials for increasing tobacco tax with a simple tax structure: DAM will conduct several one-to-one advocacies with policy makers and relevant Ministries for increasing tobacco tax with a simple tax structure and rejecting the interference of TIs.

Activity 2.1.3 Demonstration/Solidarity with the issue for increasing tobacco tax and price (Public Support Campaign): DAM will organize a demonstration and Solidarity gathering engaging activists and actors in the field of anti-tobacco community for the issue for increasing tobacco tax and price.

Activity 2.1.4 Undertake month long campaign on tobacco taxation: DAM will undertake month long campaign on tobacco taxation through publishing article/story in various media, letter campaign, and handover memorandum, develop templates with MPs quotes, generate media reports on MPs reaction and meeting with journalists etc.

Activity 3.1.1 Press Conference on the amendment of the TC Law and increase tobacco tax and price: DAM will conduct press conference on comprehensive TC Law amendment and increasing tobacco tax and price for getting attention of policy makers and relevant ministry.

Activity 3.1.2: Publish articles/OP-EDs/Special Reports on necessity of law amendment and increasing tobacco tax and price: DAM will continue the advocacy with journalists/policy leaders/retailer’s associations/academician for publishing articles/reports on TC law amendment issue (highlighting removal of DSA, banning display of tobacco products at POS and banning sales of single stick and banning e-cig) and increase tobacco tax and price issues in print and online media.

Activity 3.1.3: Knowledge sharing and sensitizing meetings with various journalist forums (ATJFB and ERF) on comprehensive amendment of the TC Law and tobacco taxation issues: DAM will conduct Knowledge sharing meetings with various journalist forums (ATJFB and ERF) on comprehensive amendment of the TC Law and tobacco taxation issues.

Activity 3.1.4: Organize Journalists Fellowship Program for Electronic Media (TV) by providing award on 04 in-depth and comprehensive reports on TC law amendment issue and increasing tobacco tax and price: DAM will conduct a journalist fellowship program (for electronic media) and mobilize and trained them for publishing reports about banning e-cig, tobacco product display, single sticks sales and removal of DSA by amendment of the TC Law and increasing tobacco tax and price. 04 journalists will be awarded for top four in-depth/investigation/exclusive and comprehensive reports for generating more evidence which will support to law amendment and increasing tobacco tax and price.

Activity 3.1.5: Organize Journalists Fellowship Program for Print and Online Media by providing award on 04 in-depth and comprehensive reports on TC law amendment issue and increasing tobacco tax and price: DAM will conduct a journalist fellowship program (for print and online media) and mobilize and trained them for publishing reports about banning e-cig, tobacco product display, single sticks sales and removal of DSA by amendment of the TC Law and increasing tobacco tax and price. 04 journalists will be awarded for top four in-depth/investigation/exclusive and comprehensive reports for generating more evidence which will support to law amendment and increasing tobacco tax and price.

Activity 3.1.6: Posting various video clips, event news, write up/ blog, pictures and other tobacco control program related information in the Face book, twitter, Integra, YouTube, tumbler, and LinkedIn, etc and boost the some catchy social media contents: DAM will post various video clips, event news, write up/ blog, pictures and other tobacco control program related information in the Face book, twitter, Instagram, YouTube, tumbler, and LinkedIn, etc. for increasing mass awareness against tobacco and tobacco products. Social media boost will be done by various contents.

Project Duration: 01 November ’21 to 31 October’22

Financial partner (Donor): Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Implementing partner (if any): project Location/s and number of Field offices:  National and Sub-National (Dhaka City)

Project Budget: $ 75,000/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M F M F M F
06 01        
 

Contact Person: Md. Shariful Islam, Project Coordinator, Tobacco Control Project,
Email: shaifulislam@amic.org.bd, Cell: 01746260060

Prevention of Spread of HIV amongst Most at Risk Prisoners in Bangladesh

Project Name: Prevention of Spread of HIV amongst Most at Risk Prisoners in Bangladesh

Project Introduction:
The purpose of this project is to prevent the spread of HIV among most at risk prisoners by providing comprehensive HIV, TB and Reproductive Health Care in Kashimpur Central Jail I, II, &III (Female) through evidence based and gender sensitive approaches.
The beneficiaries of the project are citizens who come into contact with the criminal justice system, in particular people living in poverty, women, children, juveniles, and persons with disabilities. These groups of the population experience discrimination and at-risk groups in their access to justice in the formal as well as the informal justice system due to their limited access to health education including reproductive health, HIV, TB, employment, education, and information. Total 4818 prisoners, 65 Prison Authority/staffs (13 Central Jails) and 230 medical staffs (68 prisons) of prisons will be benefited besides prisoners through this project.

Overall Objective:
Overall: there are three other factors: 1) transitioning between injecting and non-injecting drug use; 2) high levels of the population mixing between vulnerable groups and mainstream society; and 3) suppressed immunity of drug users due to use of drugs has made this population vulnerable to infectious diseases such as STIs, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and Tuberculosis.

Specific Objectives:
The specific objectives of this project is to strengthen capacity of prison authorities, prisoners and community based organization-to address HIV-prevention, treatment, care and support in prison.  Considering the country scenario of prison the proposed project will not only cover project objectives but also achieve all objectives of National Strategy Plan of HIV/AIDS and reduce transmission in Prison.

Outputs:
This project will contribute directly toward preventing spread of HIV among high-risk group through this project. The behaviours of most risk people/drug users in prison will be changed gradually and it will help to prevent spread out of HIV among high risk prisoners, which will indicate that intervention effectiveness. Moreover, through the different training, communication and advocacy activities, the project will bring about evidence based and sustainable changes in the knowledge, attitude and practices of the prisoners, which will ultimately lead to a significantly reduced risk of spread of HIV and other related risk like TB in Bangladesh.

Project Components: Online training, Peer educator training

Major Activities:

  • DAM will develop 1,500 leaflet, 150 pcs flipcharts for peer educators, 204 copies handbooks for prison medical staffs and 13 signboards on HIV, hepatitis B & C, reproductive health, TB and STIs etc in central prison.
  • DAM will organize 3 batch online training
  • 6 peer educator trainings in Kashimpur central jail-I, II and III.
  • Online trainings will be provided to the prison medical staffs in 68 prisons on HIV, TB and reproductive health.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

170

40

 

 

 

Project Duration: 1 Year

Financial partner (Donor): UNODC

Implementing partner (if any):

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: In Kashimpur Central Jail I, II, &III (Female) through evidence based and gender sensitive approaches.

Project Budget: 16,70,560/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

4

 

 

 

 

1

 

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Md. Shahedul Haque, Program Coordinator (AMIC)
Email: Shahedul@amic.org.bd, Cell : 01768757575

TB Control Program (Dhaka Ahsania Mission)

Project Name: TB Control Program (Dhaka Ahsania Mission)

Project Introduction: Integrated Tuberculosis care and prevention for Enhancing case Findings, Health System Strengthening and Sustainability.

The Government of Bangladesh has been signed and ratified Framework Convention on Tobacco Control accordingly formulated Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005, so smoking is prohibited at public places and public transports in Bangladesh. But veracity is that most of the public places and transports which have articulated by the law still are not fully smoke free. In addition, the law does not express about 100% smoke free environment for most of the public places and transports. As a result large number of peoples are effecting by second hand smoking.
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and having about 15 million populations. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka City is at the center of all major economic, social, political and cultural activities of the nation. Even though the ‘Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005’ establishes smoke-free public places and transports, the enforcement of the law in Dhaka City is very limited. As a result, the people of Dhaka City are highly exposed to second hand tobacco smoke. Thus it is essential for protecting Dhaka city dwellers from second hand smoking. Smoke-free initiative in Dhaka City is substantially important not only for its large population, but also for its political significance as the Capital City of the country. Accordingly Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing “Advocacy for Comprehensive Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Dhaka City” project funded by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) under Bloomberg Initiatives. We do believe this project will be symbolized a lot of advancement of the tobacco control movement as well as reduce second hand smoke and make Smoke free Dhaka by establishing 100% smoke-free indoor environments in the city & necessary amendment of tobacco control law.

Project Agreement Number: Act,XXI of 1860 REG No. 3695/334 of 1971-1972.

Overall Objective:
In Bangladesh, Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of adult mortality. The WHO ranks Bangladesh the sixth among 22 high burden TB countries. Every year, around 76,000 people die because of TB in Bangladesh. BRAC is the first NGO to sign a MoU with the Government of Bangladesh in 1994 to expand the Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) services nationwide. Along with the government, BRAC is the principal recipient of Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to strengthen health system and expand DOTs across Bangladesh. BRAC and 42 other NGOs are implementing TB interventions in partnership with the government. AMIC –DAM as one of the implementing partner is delivering the TB service in Dhaka North City Corporation area .The major services are– 1. Do register TB patient. and give daily medicine dose to the registered patients, 2.Conduct awareness program- a) Conduct orientation workshop with Community /Opinion /Religious Leaders, b) Conduct orientation workshop with Non-Graduate Private Practitioners (PPs), c) Conduct orientation workshop with and HIV NGO workers d) Conduct orientation workshop with Factory Workers e) Conduct orientation workshop with Cured TB Patient f) Conduct folk songs and Film Show, 3. Hospital /Clinic visit TB symptom patient refer for examine cough, 4. Participate in performance review meeting arrange by government & private organization.

Specific Objectives: Creating Youth Advocates for Health in Bangladesh
The number of children dying has gone down dramatically since 1990. But still every year 6.9 million children – nearly half of them newborn babies – die from illnesses that can easily be prevented or treated. In Bangladesh 19,000 children die from pneumonia each year, accounting for 22% of under five deaths. The Government of Bangladesh on 21st July 2013 officially declared its commitment for ending preventable child deaths in the country by 2035.

To help end this injustice Save the Children launched the EVERY ONE campaign project in 2009. Through this project Save the Children has been campaigning for lifesaving medicines, such as pneumococcal vaccines and scaling up of the Community Case Management approach for training health workers. AMIC-Dhaka Ahasania Mission has been implementing the project in three district Chittagong- Satkania Upazila, Barisal-Muladi Upazila and Sylhet-Moulvibazar Upazila through started Save the Children International funded by SIDA started from May 2014.

Project Components: TB diagnosis medicine, patient counseling Awareness program, meeting with community leaders and pharmacy owners

Major Activities:

The project activities are –

  • Activities are- Recruit & Retain Staff
  • Project Inaugural Workshop
  • Advocacy Workshop with Stakeholders
  • Formation of Youth Bridged (YB)
  • Organize TOT on Youth Leaders and Echo Training
  • Print and Distribute IEC Materials
  • Perform extracurricular activities for awareness raising
  • Organize Sensitization Meeting
  • Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-National level.
  • Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-District level.
  • Conduct Parents Meeting
  • Award Distribution
  • Day Observance
  • Organize Sports/events in school
  • Networking and Coordination.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

104

88

4

3

Project Duration: 3 YEARS (January 2021–December 2023)

Financial partner (Donor): GFATM

Implementing partner (if any): BRAC

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Project Office House no-241, Jalal Uddin Ahmed Saroni Road, Jamtola,uttara, Dhaka 1230

Project Budget: 11,424,589/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

3*

7

0

02

0

0

  • Among male 3 ,one is our project Manager

Contact Person: Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director, mukhlesurrahman@amic.org.bd, mukh_sgr@yahoo.com, Cell: 01715496782

Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project –II

Project Name: Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project –II

Project Introduction:

The Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh has been implementing Urban Primary Health Care Project since 1998.  After successful completion of previous three phases, the present project has commenced from August 2019. Goal of the Project is to improve health of urban population specially the poor through improved, efficient, effective and sustainable Primary Health Care Services. At least 30% services are provided free of cost to poor people under the project. The services are managed by selected NGOs through partnership agreement in 25 partnership areas (PAs) of 10 City Corporations and selected Municipalities. The project is funded by GoB grant, ADB loan,

Project Agreement Number: GD # 03, DSCC, PA-03

Overall Objective:   Improve the health of the urban people, especially poor women & children by improving access and changing the way in which health services are provided.

Specific Objectives:

Access to and use of urban PHC services in the project area, with a particular focus on services provision for free to the poor; the quality of urban PHC services in the project area; and the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and institutional and financial sustainability for the urban primary health care delivery    system to meet the needs of the urban poor.

Outputs: The project outcome will be supported through the following outputs: (i) institutional governance and local government capacity to deliver urban PHC services sustainably strengthened; (ii) accessibility, quality, and utilization of urban PHC services (with a focus on the poor, women, and children) improved through PPP; and (iii) effective support for decentralized project management provided.
Project Components: The project has three major components as stated below:
Component 1: Strengthened Institutional Governance and Local Government Capacity to Sustainably Deliver Urban Primary Health Care Services.
Component 2: Improved accessibility, quality and utilization of Urban PHC services delivery system through partnership.
Component 3: Effective Support for Decentralized Project Management
Major Activities: Clinical service include
At CRHCC

  • Antenatal & Postnatal Care, Management of High Risk Pregnant (both outdoor & indoor)
  • Delivery- Normal/ Caesarean/DE & C, Birth Registration, Neonatal Care
  • Immunization (Children/Women),Family Planning Methods both Temporary (including Norplant) & Permanent (ligation & Vasectomy), Management of RTI/STI
  • Treatment of Common illness, Primary treatment of Gynae & Infertility
  • Health care and growth monitoring of children, Adolescent Health Care & Education (AFLE),Health Education for waiting clients, Health & legal counseling and referral
  • Provide Legal Service by Lawyers with the help of legal organization (BNWLA)
  • Counseling ensure refer & follow-up, Pathological services

At PHCC

  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care/Family planning (Temporary methods including IUD)
  • Menstrual Regulation/Management of RTI/STI
  • Child Health Care (including EPI, ARI, Diarrhea, Malnutrition etc.)
  • Treatment of Gynecological patients/Treatment of common illness
  • Growth monitoring of children / Counseling & Refer
  • Health education & information dissemination/Pathological services
  • Emergency Client Management (First Aid) & refer

At the outreach center

  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care/Family planning (Temporary methods)
  • Management of RTI/STI/Child health care including EPI
  • Treatment of common illness/Counseling & Refer
  • Health & legal education/Emergency Primary Management (First Aid) & refer

Community based services:
BCC Activities:
Health Education at BCC Focal points. Health & Nutrition education at household level- For families having U-5 children, Pregnant & Adolescents /-Special counseling at household level with High risk pregnant Mothers, Women victim of violence, Severe malnourished and other identified emergency & risk families/- Issue based (Diarrhea, Dengue etc.) education and orientation at Focal points.
Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

6518

8587

303

1107

433

5673

2843

26875

267

942

Project Duration: 1 August 2019 to 31st March 2023
Financial partner (Donor): ADB (Asian Development Bank)
Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ashania Mission
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Project Management Office, Nagar Matrisadan, UPHCSDP-II, PA-3, DAM, DSCC, Hazaribagh Park, Hazaribagh

Project Budget: 123,395,739/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

27

104

0

0

0

0

Contact Person: Mahfida Dina Rubiya, Project Manager
Email: dsccpa03dam@gmail.com, Cell: 01712-775999

Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project-II

Project Name: Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project-II

Project Introduction:
The Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh has been implementing Urban Primary Health Care Project since 1998. After successful completion of previous three phases, the present project has commenced from August 2019.
Goal of the Project is to improve health of urban population specially the poor through improved, efficient, effective and sustainable Primary Health Care Services. At least 30% services are provided free of cost to poor people under the project. The services are managed by selected NGOs through partnership agreement in 25 partnership areas (PAs) of 10 City Corporations and selected Municipalities. The project is funded by GoB grant, ADB loan,
Project Agreement Number: GD # 08, DNCC, PA-03
Overall Objective: Improve the health of the urban people, especially poor women and children by improving access and changing the way in which health services are provided.
Specific Objectives: Access to and use of urban PHC services in the project area, with a particular focus on services provision for free to the poor;
The quality of urban PHC services in the project area; and the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and institutional and financial sustainability for the urban primary health care delivery system to meet the needs of the urban poor.
Outputs: The project outcome will be supported through the following outputs:

  • Institutional governance and local government capacity to deliver urban PHC services sustainably strengthened;
  • Accessibility, quality, and utilization of urban PHC services (with a focus on the  poor, women, and children) improved  through PPP; and
  • Effective support for decentralized project management provided.

Project Components: The project has three major components as stated below: 
Component 1: Strengthened Institutional Governance and Local Government Capacity to Sustainably Deliver Urban Primary Health Care Services.
Component 2: Improved accessibility, quality and utilization of Urban PHC services delivery system through partnership.  
Component 3: Effective Support for Decentralized Project Management
Major Activities: Clinical service include
At CRHCC

  • Antenatal & Postnatal Care, Management of High Risk Pregnant (both outdoor & indoor)
  • Delivery- Normal/ Caesarean/DE & C, Birth Registration, Neonatal Care
  • Immunization (Children/Women),Family Planning Methods both Temporary (including Norplant) & Permanent (ligation & Vasectomy),Management of RTI/STI
  • Treatment of Common illness, Primary treatment of Gynae & Infertility
  • Health care and growth monitoring of children, Adolescent Health Care & Education (AFLE),Health Education for waiting clients, Health & legal counseling and referral
  • Provide Legal Service by Lawyers with the help of legal organization (BNWLA)
  • Counseling ensure refer & follow-up, Pathological services.

At PHCC

  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care/Family planning (Temporary methods including IUD)
  • Menstrual Regulation/Management of RTI/STI
  • Child Health Care (including EPI, ARI, Diarrhea, Malnutrition etc.)
  • Treatment of Gynecological patients/Treatment of common illness
  • Growth monitoring of children / Counseling & Refer
  • Health education & information dissemination/Pathological services
  • Emergency Client Management (First Aid) & refer

At the outreach center

  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care/Family planning (Temporary methods)
  • Management of RTI/STI/Child health care including EPI
  • Treatment of common illness/Counseling & Refer
  • Health & legal education/Emergency Primary Management (First Aid) & refer

Community based services:
BCC Activities:
Health Education at BCC Focal points. Health & Nutrition education at household level- For families having U-5 children, Pregnant & Adolescents /-Special counseling at household level with High risk pregnant Mothers, Women victim of violence, Severe malnourished and other identified emergency & risk families/- Issue based (Diarrhea, Dengue etc.) education and orientation at Focal points.
Project Participants (Direct): October to December

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)
Age(11-15)

Youth (18-25)
(15-19)

Adult (26-60)
(19-49)

Senior Citizen (61+) (49-65+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

4608

5771

140

662

195

2856

1824

18351

106

358

Project Duration: 1 August 2019 to 31st March 2023
Financial partner (Donor): ADB Asian Development Bank
Implementing partner (if any):     Dhaka Ashania Mission
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Project Management Office, City Maternity (4th floor) UPHCSDP-II, PA-3, DAM, DNCC, Plot # 209, 2nd Koloni, Nakibaritek (Bordhon Bari), Horirampur Road, Mirpur-1, Ward-10/11/16

Project Budget: 164,949,485/-
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

22

95

 

 

 

 

Contact Person: Dr. Naila Parvin, Project Manager
Email: dnccpa03dam@gmail.com, Cell: 01711531237