Thursday, September 18th, 2014
As part of the Mid-Term Review of the Bangladesh Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme (HPNSDP) 2011-2016, a National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on SRHR was held in Dhaka on 26th August. This emphasised the importance of different aspects of Gender, Equity, Voice and Accountability (GEVA) that has been a cornerstone of the sector programme to date. Speakers from a range of Civil Society organisations and Academic Institutions presented the latest data on topics such as the demographic transition, urban SRHR services, marginalised groups, Menstrual Regulation and Post Abortion Care services, the need for adolescent friendly services, sexuality education, and current concerns in the national response to HIV. The workshop participants also worked on a set of recommendations to be considered by the Independent MTR team that includes MannionDaniels. The final report of the MTR team will be presented on 8th October to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The workshop was supported by the Governments of Sweden and the Netherlands.