A daylong orientation meeting was held in Nilphamari on Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) Project funded by Global Affairs Canada. Plan International Bangladesh organized the event with the support of implementing organization LAMB.
The meeting was started with inauguration speech. Biploby Rani Dey Roy, Communications Specialist of Plan International Bangladesh Rangpur Divisional Office has presented a report on SHOW project and discussed about goal, objective, participants, working area, major activities and achievements of the project.
Since 2016, SHOW project has been working with all Union Health and Family Welfare Centers (UH&FWC) across the Nilphamari district and offering gender responsive adolescent friendly MNCH (Maternal Neonatal and Child Health) and SRHR ( Sexual Reproductive Health Rights) services with free of cost. Two CSBAs are deployed to ensure 24/7 safe delivery services in each UH&FWC. One Community Health Worker are working for 800 households to identify pregnant women and motivate them to receive ANC and for institutional delivery. This project has been implementing through strategic partnership with Directorate General of Family Planning and Directorate General of Health Services under MOH&FW.
In the presentation, it was said thata total of 9,229 safe deliveries were conducted, 1,07,433 pregnant mothers received antenatal services and 16,619 lactating mothers received postnatal servicesand 3,365 mothers were referred to higher centres from 59 Union Health and Family Welfare Centre (UH&FWC) of Nilphamari district during the period of July 2016 to September 2018. Women in Reproductive Age of rural area received these services with free of cost.
Then, discussion session was held. In the discussion session, participants came to know about different types of health services of SHOW project, how poor people especially pregnant women getting these services from Union Health&Family Welfare Centre (UH&FWC), the way of receiving health services, how husband or male member are supporting pregnant women to do household chores& receive health services and what is the role of them to ensure safe delivery.
Representatives from electronic and print media of Nilphamari district, staff of Plan International Bangladesh and LAMB and Civil Surgeon in charge, Dr. Jahangir Alom participated the event.