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Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning: Celebrating the Legacy of the Shukhi Jibon Project in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

From July 2018 to January 2024, the Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning Project, also known as Shukhi Jibon, partnered with Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and local NGOs to bring high-quality family planning services and information to people who face the greatest barriers. Across Dhaka, Chattogram, Mymensingh, and Sylhet—four divisions with modern contraceptive prevalence rates below the national average—Shukhi Jibon provided adaptive, needs-driven technical assistance in line with Bangladesh’s National Family Planning Program strategy; strengthened systems; and promoted innovative locally-led solutions that accelerated progress toward the achievement of Bangladesh’s national family planning goals.

Shukhi Jibon was funded by USAID and led by Pathfinder International, in partnership with IntraHealth International and local implementing organizations, Eco-Social Development Organization, Family Planning Association of Bangladesh, Light House, Partners in Health & Development, SERAC Bangladesh, and Young Power in Social Action.

This legacy report features key results from core Shukhi Jibon areas, including:

  • Strengthening Bangladesh’s health and family planning workforce
  • Expanding access to quality services
  • Inspiring agency and action in communities
  • Increasing equality and resilience

In addition, readers can read recommendations from this project that expanded access to quality family planning services for a population of more than 100 million people.

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