Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Dhaka

Reporting Organization:HealthBridge Foundation of Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 12,033,475
Timeframe: December 5, 2021 - March 31, 2026
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Cassandra Morris
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

HealthBridge Foundation of Canada

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • Ipas
    • Bangladesh Association for the Prevention of Septic Abortion (BAPSA)
    • Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB)

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 12,033,475.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus


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The project is addressing the barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) that are faced by marginalized groups in poor urban areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among the target population, our project focuses on adolescents, unmarried women, and Ready-Made Garment (RMG) factory workers as they face significant challenges and discrimination in accessing the full range of sexual and reproductive health services they are entitled to, including contraceptive services and safe abortion ¬(referred to as menstrual regulation (MR) in Bangladesh). The project will also address the negative impact that COVID-19 has had with respect to access to SRHR services. Project activities include (1) Providing training at 154 health sites to equip healthcare workers to provide quality contraceptive care that is responsive to the needs of women and adolescents; (2) mobilizing youth and facilitating social and behavioural change within communities to create supportive environments related to SRHR, gender equality and addressing gender-based violence; (3) providing infrastructure, commodities and technologies required to provide quality, women-centered contraceptive services in the 154 health sites.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 259,599
Total Indirect Population: 1,903,369
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1,111 Training
1,112 Training
1,113 Facilities improved
1,114 Services provided
1,121 Knowledge provided
1,122 Capacity improved
1,123 Environment improvement
1,124 Communication
1,125 Services Provided
1,126 Resources provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1. Improved availability and accessibility to quality contraceptive services for women and adolescents in urban Dhaka

2. Increased social support, knowledge, efficacy related to SRHR including SGBV resources for women and adolescents in urban Dhaka

3. Improved availability and accessibility to quality menstrual regulation (MR) and post-abortion care services as per Bangladesh policy for women and adolescents in urban Dhaka

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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