Project and Objectives

BAPSA is run by a 11 members Executive Committee headed by President, Prof. A.K.M. Anowar-ulAzim Ex-Professor and Head of the Department of OB/GYN, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital( Currently Two post is Vacant. The Executive Committee formulates policy guidelines and takes decisions on important matters from time to time.

Sl. No Name of the Project Duration & Supported by Objectives
1 Strengthening of Safe MR and Family Planning services and Reduction of Unsafe Abortions for Improving SRHR Situation in Bangladesh (Safe MR Project October 2017 to September 2021 & Sida
  • Improve access to MR and PAC services;
  • Provide SRHR services to the youth and adolescents ;
  • Create awareness and generate demands for SRHR services;
  • Strengthen advocacy and policy dialogue to create enabling environment for safe MR and SRHR services;
  • Generate and disseminate evidence for improved SRHR services and policy influence;
  • Use of ICT for transparency, accountability and better management; and
  • Improve sustainability of the SRHR consortium.
2 Urban Primary Health Care Service Delivery Project (UPHCSDP) January 2013 –December 2017 & Asian Development Bank, GFATM and UNFPA
  • Access to and use of urban PHC services in the project area, with a particular focus on services provision for free to the poor;
  • The quality of urban PHC services in the project area
  • The cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and institutional and financial sustainability for the urban primary health care delivery system to meet the needs of the urban poor.
3 Improving the SRHR situation and establishing Youth Friendly Service Centers. January 2014 - December 2016 & Swedish Sexuality Education program (RFSU)
  • To Improved SRHR Situation among Youth / Adolescents in project areas within project period (2014 – 2016 AD).
4 Study of the Incidence of Abortion and Menstrual Regulation in Bangladesh and Their Role in Maternal Mortality July 2016 –June 2016 & Guttmacher Institute
  • Overall goal of the research was to improve women’s health by providing new evidence to inform policies and programs to prevent unintended pregnancies (for example, through improvements in contraceptive services), and to improve access to MR services and post abortion care. And also to strengthen skills and knowledge exchange among partners, through collaboration and communication between Guttmacher and BAPSA.
5 BAPSA-Ipas Project on Prevention of Maternal Death from Unwanted Pregnancy (PMDUP) and Long and Short Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC). July 2015 – June 2016 & IPAS Bangladesh
  • Research Data Collection through Client Exit Interviews (CEI study); Community Dialogue Meeting (CDM); In-depth Interview (IDI); Focus Group Discussion (FGD); Key Informant Interview (KII) and Interview of providers and managers related with MR and PAC services.
  • Orientation of service managers and providers on Log sheet developped and provided by Ipas.
  • Collection of filled in log-book data from the public health providers.
  • Providers follow up report.
  • Site progress report data collection.
  • Training on Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives to public health Service Provider.
  • Training on Women-Centered MR/PAC service of Providers.
6 Public-Private Partnership for Improving the Quality of MR and PAC Services in a selected Upazila of Bangladesh. July 2014 – June 2017 & IPPF/ SAAF
  • To improve the quality of MR and Post Abortion Care(PAC) services at five Union Health and Family Planning Centres (UH & FWC) and Upazila Health Complex of NandigramUpazila of Bogra District by the end of the project.
  • To improve knowledge and attitudes of 21760 MWRAs and 6000 adolescent girls on unintended pregnancies, contraceptive methods and unsafe abortion in NandigramUpazila of Bogra District by the end of the project.

To increase involvement of 520 opinion leaders, local government representatives, public health and Family planning field functionaries and health providers to remove barriers and stigma regarding MRand prevention of unintended pregnanciesinNandigramUpazila of Bogra District by the end of the project.

7 Nirapod- 2 Project Empowering Women on Sexuality & Reproductive Health & Rights and Choice of Safe MR & FP December 2015 – December 2019 & The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands(EKN)
  • Strengthen safe Menstrual Regulation (MR) and family planning (FP) services for the women and adolescents in selected districts of Bangladesh
8 Using mHealth to Promote Post – MR contraceptive Updake and Continuation in the Sylhet, Chittagong and Dhaka region of Bangladesh. February 2015 – June 2016 & Marie Stops Bangladesh
9 Establishing Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) in Zone –II of Dhaka North City Corporation November 2015- November 2016 &Unicef
  • To create demand generation of Adolescent Friendly Health services through establishing an Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) with the help of UNICEF. It would serve as model AFHS clinic for NGO as well as for public sector to provide quality health and counseling services to adolescent in ward 5 of Zone-II of DNCC, Mirpur.
10 Unite for Body Rights January 2016- December 2019 & The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands(EKN), Simavi, Rutgerf