SAVE THE DATE: Alignment Workshop re-scheduled for Nov 6-8

Dear members of the Bangladesh BCC Working Group, On behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Family Planning, the Bangladesh Communication Working Group invites you to attend a three-day workshop on Aligning Partners and Designing an Action Plan for the Development of a National Communication Implementation Framework for Health, Population and Nutrition. The honorable Health Advisor Professor Dr Syed Modasser Ali will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Senior Secretary, MOHFW will be present as the Special Guest. This is the first of a [Read more...]

Seventh Meeting, 26 September 2012

The seventh meeting of the BCC Working Group was held at the IEM Unit Conference Room on 26 September 2012. In this meeting, a new BCC Working Group website was presented to participants. The site has new features adapted toward the group’s needs. Subgroup presentations were also given. The strategies review subgroup presented a summary on their efforts and successes. The sub-group analyzed 17 communication strategies and 4 operational plans. A draft report is located on the BCC Working Group website. The campaign map sub-group presented an example of how the data can be plotted onto the map using Instant [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars-Next Working Group Will Be Held Wednesday, September 26 at IEM Unit-DGFP

Please join us for the next meeting of the Bangladesh Communication (BCC) Working Group for Health, Population and Nutrition. The meeting will be held Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at 10:00 AM at the conference room of DGFP in Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka. Proposed Agenda: 10:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Opening remarks 10:15 BCC Working Group website presentation 10:30 Subgroup presentations BCC Strategies Campaign Map Best Practices 11:00 Toolkit update 11:25 Alignment workshop, 1st week of November 11:40 Efforts to formalize the BCC Working Group 11:55 Way Forward, Closing Remarks and Lunch Thanking you and looking forward to your participation. Please send your RSVP [Read more...]

Communication Implementation Framework Workshop for Alignment & Action POSTPONED

The Workshop will be postponed. New dates and a new program schedule will be sent to Working Group members soon. This workshop will begin developing a Health, Population and Nutrition Communication Implementation Framework across stakeholders. This Framework will coordinate social and behavior change communication activities in support of the Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme 2011 – 2016. [Read more...]

New Reality TV Show on LA/PM Airs

The USAID-funded Mayer Hashi project airs a TV reality show promoting long-acting and permanent family planning methods (LA/PM) titled “Jibon Jekhane Shopnomoy” as part of a larger BCC campaign on LA/PM. In total, 6 episodes will be aired on ATN Bangla Saturdays at 12:30 PM. The first episodes aired on 14 and 21 January. The next episode airs on 28 January. The final 3 episodes will air on 4, 11 and 18 February. Tune in to watch it, and spread the news!   [Read more...]

MOHFW and Partners to Introduce New Health Resources for Journalists

Under the USAID-funded ICF/Macro project, a Technical Working Group was formed to develop a Health Handbook for journalists aimed at increasing and improving media coverage of health issues in Bangladesh. Led by the NGO Eminence, the group includes the DGHS and DGFP, prominent reporters from print and electronic media, and academics from journalism training programs across the country. The group will deliver a Health Handbook that will guide reporters of the health beat to write more interesting, informative and accurate stories on health, population and nutrition. The handbook is expected next Spring, and will be used by journalism training programs [Read more...]

DGFP Launches eBulletin

DGFP launches a new eBulletin to district and upazila FP Officers. The eBulletin, which will be distributed bi-monthly, focuses on program activities at the community level. It provides a digital platform for FP Officers in districts and upazilas to share their stories, successes and best practices with their peers, enhancing local implementation of FP activities. [Read more...]

New Communication Strategy to Address Anaemia and Vitamin A

UNICEF in collaboration with Ministry of Industries and MOHFW held a participatory concept development workshop with approximately 26 public, private, development and NGO partners from 23-25 September 2011 in Savar. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a Communication Strategy for Vitamin A fortification through edible oil, Vitamin A supplementation, and micronutrient powder. The Communication Strategy will identify approaches to scale interventions called for in MOHFW’s Anemia and Vitamin A strategies. By applying formative research conducted by UNICEF, key audiences, messages, channels and materials will be identified to promote Vitamin A through fortified edible oil which begins production in [Read more...]