Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H)


We work with young people to ensure they can access quality health services.

Many young people in Bangladesh have a lack of knowledge and access to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) services, putting them at risk of unintended pregnancies and high maternal mortality. As government facilities are not required to provide this type service to unmarried young people, the health of young people is put at risk.

What are we doing?

The Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H) project was designed to improve 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 with multi-level interventions, the project encouraged delayed marriage, family planning and strengthening adolescent-friendly ASRH in government, non-government and private sector health facilities.

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



adolescent girls and boys, ages 10-19, received life skills training.
adolescents received ASHR services.
parents and community leaders trained and engaged to promote ASHR.

Community members used skits and plays to talk about hard to discuss issues like child marriage.

An adolescent girl speaks with a health care provider.

Girls use referral slips to communicate sensitive topics at health care clinics. The project worked to create environments that were welcoming to adolescents at clinics.

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