RHP as an important intervention

FPAB reaches to the people at the grassroots through its Reproductive Health Promoters (RHPs). They are community-based workers who operate in the government demarcated areas of Bangladesh where there are no public health functionaries present.

FPAB reaches to the people at the grassroots through its Reproductive Health Promoters (RHPs). They are community-based workers who operate in the government demarcated areas of Bangladesh where there are no public health functionaries present. Since 1970s, FPAB has been reaching communities through these community-based workers. They live and work in the community they serve. RHPs undertake regular home visits to identify the potential clients who could benefit from SRH services such as women in reproductive age, pregnant women, mothers and new born children. RHPs are trained to provide basic reproductive health, maternal and child health services and where needed provide referrals to Upazilla and/or district health facilities and other appropriate facilities for other services. They provide one-on-one counselling, follow up with clients and encourage healthy practices such as antenatal and postnatal care (ANC, PNC) including institutional deliveries.

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