Project work had been Completed
H13 Project- Allor Pothe (AP) Project
In Bangladesh, services for female drug users and sex partners of drug users are currently in its infant stage. However through the UNODC-ROSA funded H13 Project, AMIC was able to establish a female drop-in centre located in Joydevpur. For these stigmatized groups in society, the centre provides counseling, informal education, vocational training, primary health care and STI services and support groups. Beneficiaries are able to bathe, rest, cook and participate in recreational activities in a safe and comfortable environment. Referrals are also made for VCT, further medical treatment and drug treatment for rehabilitation. Staff at the centre is involved in raising the awareness of drug abuse and HIV to beneficiaries and also the wider community.
Outreach and Drop-in Centers (ODIC) in Asia and the Pacific
The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP), decided to establish a series of ODICs in Asia and the Pacific, particularly in areas and countries deemed to be most in need of treatment facilities. To ensure that the ODICs are run by competent and skillful staff and provide quality and standard services that would bring about the expected outcome. CPDAP took the initiative to bring together a group of individuals who are knowledgeable about drug addiction, appreciate the difficulties associated with drug addiction treatment, and are experienced in the management of drug treatment facilities, with the aim of collectively preparing a manual on the management and organization of ODICs. In Bangladesh AMIC-Dhaka Ahsania Mission has selected to establish an ODIC in Dhaka with the support of The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP).
Objectives of the ODIC are mention bellow:
1. Identifying hidden populations (Drug users) and conducting base-line surveys
2. Provide safe place for recovery from drug dependence
3. Achieve abstinence and social re-integration for clients
4. Address family issues and social factors that contribute to client drug use
5. Provide appropriate training and job placement opportunities for clients
Advocacy & Media Campaign on Illicit Tobacco Trade
The illicit trade of cigarettes is a serious public health concern, cigarettes sold at a lower price result in an increase in consumption, especially for the poor and minors. Smuggling in Bangladesh is an untouched issue within the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act 2005 and the strengthening of tobacco control law and policies is necessary to fight against smuggling.
Worldwide, particularly in Bangladesh, there is strong focus on the detrimental health effects associated with tobacco use. Different activities are being undertaken, number of seminar, workshop, training and others campaign are being organized at international level to address the adverse effect of tobacco use. However, illicit tobacco trade is an untouched issue in Bangladesh. To address illicit trade issue this project will focus on advocacy with governments on combating illicit trade activities at different levels. It aims to build the capacity of respective NGOs, media person on the issue of illicit tobacco trade. The project will have special emphasis on mass media campaigns for the decision makers and to sensitize them about illicit trade of tobacco products. This project will also collect the international model legislations on illicit trade combat, with the information being used to create materials to be used in workshops and other events. This project will involve the national NGO forum for strengthening the cooperation and mutual support to combat illicit trade of tobacco product.
H71 Project- Prison Intervention
HIV/AIDs within the prison population present a serious health threat not only internally but also to the broader community. Prisons are often overcrowded, drug abuse is prevalent and sexual activities occur. With the financial assistance of UNODC-ROSA a pilot intervention was incepted in 2005 and this enabled AMIC to organize two national trainings and develop national trainers creating a peer led intervention programme. A further 110 participants (10 prison staff and 100 inmates) were able to be trained by national trainers at a site specific training at Gazipur District Jail. Senior peer volunteers (SPV) and peer volunteers (PV) were created and PV (managed by SPV) regularly educated their peers on HIV/AIDs and drug abuse.
Prevention of HIV among IDUs through comprehensive drug & STI treatment in Dhaka- Modhumita Project
In 2005, the FHI funded Modhumita project was established to assist IDU’s who are from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Located in the densely populated area of Old Dhaka where drug use is prevalent and where a concentrated epidemic of HIV amongst IDU’s has been noted, the centre aims to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient drug treatment and rehabilitation for male IDUs. Like the Ahsania Mission Drug Addiction and Treatment Centre, the centre uses the integrated approach of therapeutic community and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The centre also organizes self-help groups, provides vocational skills, job placement and links clients with micro-credit facilities to promote a smoother re-integration back into society. One of its main aims is to develop a continuum of care by creating referral mechanisms with partner agencies and other service agencies. Counselors are present to provide psychosocial support to clients, their families and to further motivate their rehabilitation and rebuild familial relationships. Additionally they are provided with life training skills and on relapse prevention.
Haque- Bulu Ahsania Mission Hospital
AMIC is operating a general hospital to provide and promote health care to the people, specially to the poor at rural people at Shiali, badarpur near Patukhali Sadar . This general hospital is 20 beds set up with out patients services and well equipped diagnosis services. At present patients are receiving X-ray, ECG, Ultra sonogram and different serological diagnosis services from this hospital with low cost service fees. A secondary level Operation Theatre (OT) is available here to maximize the services which are a great support to the people of this area. EPI and TB program is included here and these services are also fostering the people’s attitude regarding health seeking behavior.
“ToR for providing Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Service to Injecting Drug Users under Direct implementation Component.”
HIV/AIDS Sector of Save the Children in Bangladesh is implementing the Direct Implementation (DI) component in four deferent geographic locations, which are Dhaka, Sylhet, Barisal and Meherpur. As per direct implementation work plan DI have an activity to provide 14 days Drug Detoxification Service and 90 Days Rehabilitation Service to Injecting Drug Users. Considering the programmatic need and addressing the work plan target HIV/AIDS sector is going procure this specific service from our three Treatment Centers, Dhaka, Gazipur and Jessore. DAM will be cover total 70 clients under the assignment. Provide 14 days Drug Detoxification Service to 50 IDUs , 90 Days Rehabilitation Service to 20 Injecting Drug Users and during rehabilitation provide Vocational Training to 20 IDUs. AMIC– Dhaka Ahasania Mission has been implementing the project from March 1, 2015.
The project activities are –
• Provide admission acknowledgement.
• Provide in-house psycho-social counseling.
• Provide food and nutritional support.
• Provide necessary medication as per approved detoxification guideline.
• Provide release certificate after detoxification/rehabilitation.
“Strengthen existing VCT Center Run by Other Organizations’ ‘Project
To increase HIV/AIDS prevention activities for risky population. Save the Children International under Global Fund, RCC Phase II project for Providing HIV testing and Counseling (HTC) session for Injecting Drug Users and Female Sex Workers at DICs through satellite Clinic in Gazipur District. Main objectives in the project are aims to address the demand of HTC services to Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and Female Sex Workers (FSWs) at DIC level. AMIC is working in these Projects as a implementing agency major activities of the projects are-1. Strengthen existing HTC(HIV testing and counseling)center at Gazipur (Save the children Strengthen the center),2.Recruit and retain staff for (HIV testing and counseling Counselor, Lab Technologist, etc)for one HTC center,3.Ensure HTC focal to attend in counseling by Save the children,3.Ensure HTC focal to attend SoP orientation organized by Save the Children,4.Ensure HTC counselor to attend in counseling training organized by Save the Children,5.Ensure Lab Technologist attended basic training on HIV rapid testing, infection Prevention (IP), Universal Precaution (UP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) at BSMMU,6. Lab Technologist to attend refresher training on HIV rapid testing, infection prevention (IP) Universal Precaution (UP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) at BSMMU,7.Receive Test kits & consumables to conduct HTC sessions (Save the children will be provide HIV testing kits & and consumables in kind)8.Conduct HTC sessions for IDU and FSW DICs at Gazipur,9.Ensure and maintain sample transportation guideline from BSMMU for quality assurance,10.Conduct proficiency test and report back to BSMMU (Sample will be provided by BSMMU).
GFATM TB Control program
In Bangladesh, Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of adult mortality. The WHO ranks Bangladesh the sixth among 22 high burden TB countries. Every year, around 76,000 people die because of TB in Bangladesh. BRAC is the first NGO to sign a MoU with the Government of Bangladesh in 1994 to expand the Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) services nationwide. Along with the government, BRAC is the principal recipient of Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to strengthen health system and expand DOTs across Bangladesh. BRAC and 42 other NGOs are implementing TB interventions in partnership with the government. AMIC –DAM as one of the implementing partner is delivering the TB service in Dhaka North City Corporation area .The major services are- 1. Do register TB patient. and give daily medicine dose to the registered patients, 2.Conduct awareness program- a)Conduct orientation workshop with Community /Opinion /Religious Leaders, b)Conduct orientation workshop with Non-Graduate Private Practitioners (PPs), c)Conduct orientation workshop with and HIV NGO workers d)Conduct orientation workshop with Factory Workers e) Conduct orientation workshop with Cured TB Patient f)Conduct folk songs and Film Show, 3.Hospital /Clinic visit ,TB symptom patient refer for examine cough, 4. Participate in performance review meeting arrange by government & private organization.
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 Ahasania 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.
Higher level Advocacy meeting and producing advocacy related material, Save the Children /“GFATM RCC Phase -2” Project:
The Government of Bangladesh is committed to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh as a higher priority public health issue. In Collaboration with the MOHFW and NASP, Save The Children began managing the HIV/AIDS program in 2004 with funding support from the Global Fund. Based on the satisfactory performance ,The global fund awarded Bangladesh with an additional 6 years fund termed as “Rolling Continuation Channel (RCC)” supporting the project titled “Expanding HIV prevention in Bangladesh (2009-2015)” with the view of establishing “one program for accessing better result and impact. Considering the current HIV and AIDS situation in Bangladesh and create enabling environment for effective implementation of MARP program there is a strong need for Higher level advocacy among parliamentarians, different key ministries, Law enforcing agencies, journalists, relevant will support and facilitate the implementation of different targeted interventions. AMIC is working in this Projects as a implementing agency major activities of the projects are- 1.Orient &Update focal points on HIV and AIDS of 17 ministries including their concerned departments, 2.Orient &Update policy makers of different ministries to support policies and program on HIV and AIDS,3.Advocacy workshop with relevant officials of ministry of home affairs on implementation of harm reduction program,4.Advocacy materials (Printed, video and other agreed format).
“District level advocacy to create enabling environment (SDA 2.3)”
Despite the low HIV prevalence in Bangladesh, several risk factors, including geographical location, high population mobility, a large number of migrant workers, poverty, and low level of awareness among young people, threaten to hamper the continuing status of Bangladesh as a low HIV prevalence country. Considering the current HIV and AIDS situation in Bangladesh, there is a need for higher level advocacy among parliamentarians, different key ministries, law enforcement agencies, journalists, relevant professional bodies, program managers etc. at national, Divisional and District level on the issues of universal access, human rights, structural barriers, gender violence and harm reduction for HIV. This advocacy initiative will support and facilitate the implementation of different targeted interventions. In response to the national requirement, Save the Children in Bangladesh has been started direct implementation of SDA 2.3 of RCC phase II. Main objectives in this project is to increase the knowledge of Law Enforcing Agencies and Health Administrations at District cities on HIV/AIDS, STI and country situation in order to get necessary support for HIV/AIDS national response in Bangladesh. AMIC is working in this Project as an implementing agency from April 2015.
The major objectives are:
• To Orient and update of the district administration, law enforcement agency, DNC, civil surgeon office and other stockholders about HIV and AIDS.
• To develop understanding on Global and Bangladesh situation about HIV and AIDS
• To develop understanding about the national goal “By 2015, minimize the spread of HIV and minimize the impact of AIDS on the individual, family, community, and society”
• To explore the ways to make District AIDS Committee more functional in order to facilitate AIDS Response in District level.
SIDA Local to Global Project
With long experience on health care program and under Hena Ahmed’s co –operation recently AMIC-Dhaka Ahsania Mission’s established “Hena Ahmed Hospital and Diagnostics Center” in Munshigonj district. AMIC is operating this hospital from 23rd May 2016.Our aim is to provide better and develop quality health care in reasonable price to general people. This general hospital is 20 beds set up with out patient’s services and well equipped diagnosis services.
To help end this all 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 –DAM has been working in this program since 2014 and from this year the program has started new name with new operational objective to prevent such Pneumonia, diarrhea, Drowning and child marriage, new project title is “SIDA Local to Global Project. AMIC– Dhaka Ahasania Mission has been implementing the project in one district three upazila there are Sylhet – Kulaura, Gowainghat & Jayntapur.
The project activities are –
• Organize meeting with school management committee/teachers for dissemination information on Pneumonia, diarrhea, Drowning and child marriage for creating awareness.
• Develop youth leaders & provide TOT on Pneumonia ,diarrhea, Drowning and child marriage
• Refresher on Pneumonia, diarrhea, Drowning and child marriage for Youth leaders.
• Organize Echo Training for prayers.
• Formation of community group & provide on training.
• Advocacy workshop at national level with on multi-sartorial stakeholders for Mainstream and Drowning issue.
• Organize sensitization workshop with different stakeholders at upazila level.
• Formation of a coalition with participation of youth leaders to prevent drowning.
• Large group discussion /Peoples Meeting with community level
• Organize art competition with different school students for disseminating information to create awareness information to create awareness on
• Develop & Print IEC Materials
• Formation of community alliance group/local community group meeting.
• Citizen hearing on child marriage
• Awareness building activity with the participation of children for disseminating information to create awareness
• Day Observance
• Award Distribution
Advocacy For Comprehensive Implementation Of Tobacco Control Law In Dhaka City” Project
The Government of Bangladesh has been signed and ratified Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) accordingly formulated Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005, so smoking is prohibited at public places and public transports in Bangladesh. But veracity is that most of the public places and transports which have articulated by the law still are not fully smoke free. In addition, the law does not express about 100% smoke free environment for most of the public places and transports. As a result large number of peoples are effecting by second hand smoking.
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and having about 15 million populations. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka City is at the center of all major economic, social, political and cultural activities of the nation. Even though the ‘Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005’ establishes smoke-free public places and transports, the enforcement of the law in Dhaka City is very limited. As a result, the people of Dhaka City are highly exposed to second hand tobacco smoke. Thus it is essential for protecting Dhaka city dwellers from second hand smoking. Smoke-free initiative in Dhaka City is substantially important not only for its large population, but also for its political significance as the Capital City of the country. Accordingly Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing“Advocacy for Comprehensive Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Dhaka City” project funded by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) under Bloomberg Initiatives. We do believe this project will be symbolized a lot of advancement of the tobacco control movement as well as reduce second hand smoke and make Smoke free Dhaka by establishing 100% smoke-free indoor environments in the city & necessary amendment of tobacco control law.
Present Project activities are –
• To increase awareness among Dhaka city residents and various stakeholders about the amended tobacco control law.
• To build capacity of responsible institutions, and support increased compliance of 100% Smoke Free policies in public transports and public places in Dhaka city, and restaurants across the country.
• To support enforcement of the newly amended TAPS provision and Ban of Sale to and By Minors through mobile court operation and advocacy with appropriate stakeholders in Dhaka.