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Bangladesh: Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H)

The goal of A2H is to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and family planning knowledge, while increasing access to and use of related health services.

A2H aims to reach young adolescents between the ages of 10–14 and adolescents between the ages of 15–19 with multi-level interventions that strengthen the engagement of key community gatekeepers, while increasing the demand for quality ASRH and family planning services at the health center and provider level.

The project also encourages delayed marriage, family planning, and the strengthening of 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

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

  • Deliver ASRH, delayed marriage, family planning, nutrition, and foundational life skills training via a peer-to-peer model to married and unmarried young adolescents between the ages of 10–14, unmarried adolescents between the ages of 15–19, pre-marital couples, newly married couples, and married couples with and without children.
  • Strengthen adolescent-friendly Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), family planning, and comprehensive confidential counseling services in government and community health centers.
  • Engage key community gatekeepers to become resources and advocates for their communities’ adolescent population; support the commitment to delay marriage and pregnancy; and demand access to and use of strengthened SRH and family planning services.

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