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Bangladesh: Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H)

The A2H project was designed to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and family planning knowledge, while increasing access to and use of related health services in Bangladesh.

Reaching youth and adolescents between the ages of 10-14 and 15-19 with multi-level interventions, the project encouraged delayed marriage and family planning, while strengthening adolescent-friendly ASRH in government, non-government, and private sector health facilities.

Project Start Date
January 12, 2016
Project End Date
January 11, 2019
Technical Areas Covered
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Systems Strengthening, and Positive Youth Development

At the provider level, A2H strengthened the engagement of key community gatekeepers, while increasing the demand for quality ASRH and family planning services.


VIDEO: The Girl Who Stopped Her Own Child Marriage


Jannatul used the knowledge gained from an A2H life skills session to stop her own child marriage.

Through A2H, Plan International aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • 307,914 adolescent girls and boys, aged 10 to 19 years, received life skills training;
  • 50,300 adolescents received sexual and reproductive health services from Union Health and Family Welfare Centers (UH & FWC) and Community Clinics (CC);
  • 3,632 married adolescent and newlywed couples were educated on family planning, contraception, birth spacing, and birth registration;
  • 4,830 religious leaders were oriented on adolescent sexual and reproductive health;
  • 53,702 parents and community leaders were oriented and engaged to promote sexual reproductive health; and
  • 250 adolescent girls from marginalized families engaged in economic empowerment activities.

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