Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world. The total population of 158 million is rapidly increasing at a rate of 1.37% each year.[1] Despite policies in place for provision of family planning services, implementation of these policies remains a challenge and access to the full range of contraceptive methods and quality, affordable services is limited.

AFP’s in-country partner, Marie Stopes Bangladesh, works closely with the government and other partners to advocate for expanding contraceptive method choices, removing barriers to contraceptive methods based on age and number of children, and amending task-sharing guidelines for implant insertion by a wider range of health providers.

View Bangladesh’s Family Planning 2020 commitment.

In the tabs below, review Marie Stopes Bangladesh’s Key Contacts.


[1] Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014

 

 

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Muhammad Masrurul Islam

Country Director - Marie Stopes Bangladesh

Muhammad is the Country Director of Marie Stopes Bangladesh (MSB), Marie Stopes International’s partner. He obtained both B.Com (Honors) and M.Com. degrees in Accounting from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Muhammad has  over fifteen years of experience in leadership positions within the development sector including Chief Financial Officer at PROSHIKA and most recently eight years with MSB as Senior Director of Corporate Services. Muhammad is leading MSB to step forward to achieve the ambitious goals of the 2020 Strategy “Scaling Up Excellence” in Bangladesh. For the period from July 2015 to April 2015, Muhammad assumed the Acting Country Director role within MSB, leading the country program through a significant restructuring and change management.

Dr. Reena Yasmin

Senior Director of Programs

Dr. Yasmin been working with Marie Stopes Bangladesh (MSB) since 1997. Currently, she holds the position of Sr. Programs Director. Dr. Yasmin is responsible for providing strategic and operational guidance to the Programs of MSB. She is one of the active members of Government’s Coordination Committee of MR Agencies of Bangladesh (CCMRA’B); she played a major role in advocating for waiving compulsory overnight stay of tubal ligation women in Bangladesh and more recently approved medical menstrual regulation in Bangladesh by the government. She represents MSB at the National Technical Committee (NTC) of Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP). She also sits on the Executive Committee of an NGO called Bangladesh Association for Maternal & Neonatal Health (BAMANEH).

Imrul Hasan Khan

General Manager - Special Programs

Imrul has more than 17 years of experience with international and bilateral organizations in support of the Bangladesh Government in National Health Nutrition & Population Sector Programmes. He is specialized in local and national level advocacy and policy influencing through stakeholder consultations at national and local level. Currently Imrul is leading the Special Programs and Social Marketing departments of Marie Stopes Bangladesh comprised of 323 full time staff. He also leads on partnerships with Government of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, donors, NGO/ INGOs and private sector for creating better SRHR of women, greater access of those women, youth, adolescents, garments workers and other vulnerable groups of Bangladesh to quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.

Monjun Nahar

Manager - Advocacy and Communication

Mojun has spent 22 years in the development sector and has in-depth knowledge in reproductive health issues. She has expertise and experience in gender and advocacy, developing media partnerships and media advocacy as well as providing trainings within national and international agencies. Prior to joining Marie Stopes Bangladesh, she was an Advocacy and Communication Coordinator at the Network of Non-Mainstreamed Marginalize Communities (NNMC). The NNMC is a coordinated initiative to promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of marginalized communities in Bangladesh. They particularly focused on raising awareness, mobilizing public opinion, influenciing policy and supporting the victims of Human Rights violations. She also has experience in working with various stakeholders including Bangladesh government and private sectors.

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