This month, Aponjon, the first-ever nationwide maternal and child health mobile messaging service in Asia, reached another milestone when it registered its 100,000th subscriber. Aponjon delivers stage-based essential health messages to expectant and new mothers and their families across Bangladesh via mobile phones. USAID is the primary funder of the Aponjon service.
Today, U.S. Ambassador, Dan Mozena, announced a three-year, $200,000 USAID-funded program to expand the use of communication and information programs to improve health in Bangladesh. A key component of this program is a series of biweekly television episodes on public health issues called Jiboner Golpo (“Life Stories”) which will be aired on Desh TV starting from June 29, every alternate Saturday from 8:00pm.
On Sunday, July 21st, the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) committed to ending preventable child deaths in the country before 2035. This commitment builds on the impressive progress that Bangladesh has made in reducing maternal and child mortality and improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and children over the past 40 years.
Officials from the United States and Bangladesh governments, NGO representatives, labor associations and other civil society institutions attended the National Conference on Bangladesh’s 2012 Trafficking in Persons Law and National Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking 2012-2014 today. The conference was organized to accelerate the fight against human trafficking in Bangladesh and to commit to specific actions to improve the implementation of Bangladesh’s anti-trafficking legal framework.
Journalists are slated to spend two days, May 19-20, 2013, at a training workshop designed to help them understand avian and pandemic influenza so they can better inform the public on how to prevent outbreaks.
Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of Bangladesh’s national cricket team, visited the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s health project – MaMoni – in Habiganj today. As a USAID brand ambassador, Mushfiqur promotes health awareness messages across the country, focusing on mothers and young children.
Research on deep placement of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) fertilizer briquettes shows yield increases for vegetables and rice crops when compared to the conventional broadcast application of fertilizer. The Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) presented their findings at a daylong workshop at the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC), organized by the Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury attended the workshop, among others.
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and Bangladesh’s Minister of Environment and Forests Dr. Hasan Mahmud jointly announced the launch of the new USAID Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) program. The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan Mozena, and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director, Richard Greene, also attended the launch.
Dhaka – Today, over 100 political party leaders and civil society representatives convened at a national conference on public opinion research to learn how population-based surveys can be used to promote democracy and help leaders be more responsive to their citizens. Political researchers from the United States, Indonesia, and Bangladesh shared their experiences using this important research tool.
Last updated: January 25, 2016