HIV/AIDS and Development in Bangladesh

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: SARDI/UNDP-REACH
Location: Benapole- Sarsha upazilla
Project Duration: 3 years
Project Cost: BDT 931,741.00


Project Coordinator: Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head, Programme & Communications,
Accountant: Md. Abdul Gofur, Accounts Officer, MRDI


To prevent HIV/STIs and other risk behavior among migrant workers, their family members and communities in source areas and destination areas in Dhaka.


To strengthen overall project management and governance and build internal organizational capacity of implementing partner organizations Management and Resource Development Initiatives (MRDI) and Bangladesh National Coordinating Council (BNCC).

To conduct Formative assessments on migration and HIV vulnerability in Bangladesh.

To review and develop Behaviour Change Communication material for strengthening the outreach to migrants in source and destination.

To sensitize local CBO’s and gatekeepers (Religious leaders, local leaders, trade union leaders and health care service providers) on issues related to HIV/AIDS, STI’s and drug addiction in participating countries.

To conduct outreach program to raise level of awareness and reduce the spread of STIs,HIV and drug addiction among the communities at source and destination places.

To promote condoms in target area.

To establish/strengthen referral services for providing STI care and for voluntary counselling and testing in source and destination sites.


Capacity Development

Information and sensitization of the opinion leaders

Organizing and mobilizing the community

Behavior Change Communication

Condom Promotion

Referral mechanisms to facilitate provision of appropriate health care delivery services like STI care, VCT, and general counselling;

Peer Education

Advocacy and Networking.

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