Creating Youth Advocates for Health in Bangladesh

The number of children dying has gone down dramatically since 1990. But still every year 6.9 million children – nearly half of them newborn babies – die from illnesses that can easily be prevented or treated. In Bangladesh 19,000 children die from pneumonia each year, accounting for 22% of under five deaths. The Government of Bangladesh on 21st July 2013 officially declared its commitment for ending preventable child deaths in the country by 2035.
To help end this injustice Save the Children launched the EVERY ONE campaign project in 2009. Through this project Save the Children has been campaigning for lifesaving medicines, such as pneumococcal vaccines and scaling up of the Community Case Management approach for training health workers.
AMIC– Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing the project in three district Chittagong- satkania Upazila, Barisal – Muladi Upazila and Sylhet – Moulvibazar Upazila through started Save the Children International funded by SIDA started from May’2014.
The project activities are –
• Activities are- Recruit & Retain Staff
• Project Inaugural Workshop
• Advocacy Workshop with Stakeholders
• Formation of Youth Bridged (YB)
• Organize TOT on Youth Leaders and Echo Training
• Print and Distribute IEC Materials
• Perform extracurricular activities for awareness raising
• Organize Sensitization Meeting
• Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-National level.
• Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-District level.
• Conduct Parents Meeting
• Award Distribution
• Day Observance
• Organize Sports/events in school
• Networking and Coordination.