Intervention at the marginalized population of tea gardens has been appreciated in the quarterly review meeting of UNFPA, Bangladesh
20 November 2016: A quarterly progress review meeting of UNFPA supported reproductive health during July to September 2016 programme was organized at the MIS conference room of DGHS, Dhaka. The meeting was chaired by the Directorate General of Health, DGHS Prof. Dr Abul Kalam Azad and the Ms. Argentina P Metavel, Country Representative of UNFPA and Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy, Health Chief of UNFPA were the special guests of the meeting.
Project updates of “Bagan Mayer Jonno” was presented in meeting. The forum discuss on its success and challenges so far to work on in coming days. Prof. Halim, Director of CIPRB illustrated some of the key issues during implementing tea garden intervention. Ms. Argentina P Metavel, Country Representative of UNFPA highly appreciated the works done so far by CIPRB. She expressed its importance to achieve the SDG in time. Ms. Argentina also highlighted on continuation of the intervention in following years by UNFPA
Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy, Health Chief of UNFPA shown his vision to develop a model for such marginalized population which will effectively address in achieving SDG indicators.
Prof. Dr Abul Kalam Azad, DG of DGHS shown his satisfaction to take such initiative in the marginalized community, for those focused intervention is essential for improvement of overall situation. Prof. Azad invite the development partners and technical agency to work more closely with the government to strengthen overall situation of health in this very special group.
Programme Manager & Deputy Program Manager, MNH of DGHS, Project Technical Officer, Field District Officer, UNFPA were other participants of the meeting, around 20 participants joined the meeting.
“Implementation of intervention at tea gardens by CIPRB is really such demanding to achieve SDG goal. Deaths in certain pocket areas of tea gardens are still huge barriers, one of the reason not to achieve MDG by 2015. We should come forward to put best effort to demonstrate effective programme. I hope this project will run further in coming days with the support of UNFPA” – Country Representative of UNFPA mentioned.