Monday, July 15, 2024

Project title: Community Health Outreach, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Health Systems Support & Health Post for FDMN and Host Community Population - Phase 3 & 4.

Donor: Community Partners International (CPI), USA

Brief project introduction:

In late 2017, forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (FDMN) fled from their homeland with no hopes, no dignity, and no future to take shelter in Bangladesh. The influx of refugee arrivals in Cox’s Bazar District over the last 4 years has been unprecedented in the region in terms of scale and the rapid nature of the movement into the area. Since August 2017, the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has reached nearly 900,000.

Considering the identified needs, GH-CPI project’s health component supported to improve the general health status, health-seeking behavior, and linking community members to health facilities, reproductive health, family planning services through promotive and preventive outreach health activities and increased access to immunization for children (0<2 years) and pregnant women.

Besides this, to reach the goal of satisfactory conditions of water, sanitation and hygiene for Rohingya refugees and host community, GH-CPI supported to improve the WASH facilities and interventions in Rohingya Camps as well as in host communities under Cox’s Bazar District to ensure quality water supply, improved sanitation facilities and hygiene practices, improving waste & fecal sludge management in respect with Sphere WASH Standards and WASH Sector collaboration. GH-CPI prioritized quality implementation, durable solutions and building resilience through community engagement. Moreover, emergency responses like AWD, COVID-19, fire, flood, monsoon and cyclone are also prioritized as needed. The activities of the project addressed the key issues by enhancing community engagement resulting in increased access to WASH services for sustainability of system operations and maintenance.

Under the Health System Support (HSS) initiative of the project, GH-CPI supported District Sadar Hospital with needed human resources within its capacity to run emergency services in the emergency department. Also provided reagents for pathological tests on a monthly basis as well as logistics and consumables to the Red and Yellow Zones to improve the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures. GH-CPI also supported the health facilities with emergency medicines operating in the Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar to enhance accessibility to the emergency medicines by the beneficiaries.

Through the health post established by GH-CPI, implemented community health activities in camp 1W provided continuum of care from community to facility. Comprehensive and specialized health services provided to the community, including but not limited to maternal & child health/sexual & reproductive health (SRH) with a focus on availability of long-acting reversible contraception, communicable and non-communicable diseases, emergency care, immunization, laboratory, pharmacy and GBV/MHPSS/disabilities services & referrals.   

 Project duration: Phase 3 (Jan 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022) & Phase 4 (July 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022)

 Major objectives of the project:

 Health Outreach Program:

  • Improved general health status of targeted beneficiaries through enriching health-seeking behavior, access to health facilities, and information.
  • Decreased maternal and neonatal mortality and improved outcomes of individuals suffering from childhood illnesses through comprehensive MCH care services and Facility-Based Delivery.
  • Increased community acceptance, demand for modern family planning method accessibility through reduced social stigma, barriers, myths- misperceptions, and community-based family planning strategy.
  • Eliminating EPI left out status through enhanced access to immunization service and ensured timely vaccination.

WASH:

  • Targeted people have access to community sanitary facilities and hygiene services
  • Targeted People have access to adequate and safe water

Health System Support (HSS):

  • Improve equitable access to and utilization of essential primary and secondary health services.
  • Improve infection prevention and control in health facility through supplies and waste management straightening

Health Post:

  1. Improve maternal, child and adolescent health among FDMN through improved access to SRH & CMR services and nutritional care for pregnant & lactating women,
    Reduce morbidity, mortality and disease burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases through early detection, Immunization, primary and secondary prevention and clinical management.
  2. Improve general health status among the FDMN population by health education, diagnostic laboratory testing and provision of free of cost medication

Project Title: Women Business Centre and Innovative Financing for Upland Water Management in CHT Project.

Name of Donor:  Funded by Aqua for All through United Purpose Bangladesh. 

Introduction: The main objective of this project is to demonstrate appropriate service delivery models for communal water supply services, and market-based approaches for household filters, to ensure sustainable safe water access by remote and low-income residents in CHT.  

The project will work with 7 established Women’s Business Centres (WBCs) (35 woman entrepreneurs) across Barkal Upazila reaching approximately 10,000 people across approximately 15 villages.

The project will construct and/or rehabilitate seven public water supply schemes, serving around 5,000 people, and additionally will take a market-based approach to reach at least a further 5000 people with domestic water filters.

These schemes will be managed by the WBC's, using a community-based enterprise model ensuring the financial viability under the supervision and oversight of the local government.

Duration: 24 months (15 Feb 2022 – 30 June 2024)

Budget: 3,36,87,419.00 BDT

Goal and Objective of the project:

Assessments undertaken to determine the approach and feasibility of the piped water supply and market-based approach activities

  • 5,000 people have access to sustainable safe water through piped water supply schemes managed by WBCs
  • 5,000 people own and use household water filters marketed and sold by the WBCs.
  • Water security through effective management and protection of water supply catchments.
  • Assessments undertaken, administrative requirements completed, and plans developed, to mobilize investments to upscale the project activities across target.

Basic Information

Title of the Project: Y-Moves Project

Duration: December 2019 to June 2024

Supported By: Plan International Bangladesh.

 

Project Brief

Y-moves project aims to build a dynamic and inclusive civil society Bangladesh by working to advance the rights of youth, especially girls, to participation, protection and sexual reproductive health. Mainly the aspects of this project are promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights including mitigation of sex and gender based violence also increasing awareness among adolescent girls about their rights. Capacity of civil society, including child and youth-led networks and also ensure state accountability for sexual and reproductive health rights and mitigation of sexual and gender based violence and make the strengthening partnerships. Y-moves also working along with national, district and upazila protection policy and youth society leaders from sexual and gender government service providers and communities in the implementation  of sexual and reproductive health  rights based violence programs. Y-moves project also working to build up adolescent girls and boys mental health. It also helps them to empower leadership. As the people of the hill tract areas are pretty conservative, so they never feel easy to communicate with other people. They never feel easy to talk openly with others about their mental and physical health. By working with them Y-moves project ensures to open up.

 

Activities & achievements: 

  • Create awareness among the adolescent girls about their rights and women empowerment.
  • Make themselves confident by counseling them
  • Raising public awareness on child rights, protection and child development.
  • Raising awareness on the prevention of violence against female children.
  • To build resistance by removing social prejudices against girls.
  • Green Hill conducted 3 monthly meetings with NCTF committee. Meeting discussion agenda were, a) What is gender discrimination, b) Food and nutrition and c) The effect of empowerment. In these meeting 43 NCTF members were participated.
  • Y - Moves project organized a Girls takeover event on the occasion of World Girl Child Day. Green Hill successfully arranged concludes meeting on scorecard with Union Health and Family Welfare Center Management Committee at Sapchari UP under Rangamati sadar Upazila.
  • Green Hill successfully arranged concludes meeting with District Administration on scorecard with Health and Family Planning Office at Rangamati.

 

 

 

 

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