Ishrat Naher Erina

75 Public Votes Reached!
Ishrat Naher Erina - 2017 Nominee
Position: Founder
Organization: Prescription
Current Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Pharmacy( Class of 2016)
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
1. High Distinction, Bachelor of Pharmacy -class 2016
2.Contributor writer at Bangladesh Today
3.Content writer at Dhaka Insider
4. Contributor writer at financial Express
5. Content writer at LilyGal
6.Peer mentor at First Year Advising Team (FYAT) of BRAC University
7. Works at South Asian Youth Society
8.Fellow at Toru-The Idea Tree
9.Trainee and fellow at Social Innovation design week- 2017 (working on reproductive health of Ready-Made-Garments workers )
10. An executive at BRAC University Pharma Society.
11.Nominated trainee at Democracywatch
12.Active citizen at Active Citizens youth leadership training
13. Executive, BRAC University Film Club.
14.Intern at Beximco Pharmaceuticals limited
15. Residential trainee at TARC, BRAC CDM
16. Coordinator at co-curricular Bangladesh
17.Participants at SAYS 100 Hours Fellowship Challenge (September 2015-June,2016)
18. International speaker at World Youth Conference 2016, New Delhi (India)
19. Freelance Researcher at IREX

Awards Received:
  • Award:
    High Distinction
    Awarding Organization:
    BRAC University
    Date Awarded:
    December 5, 2016
  • Award:
    Research Fellow
    Awarding Organization:
    Date Awarded:
    May 9, 2017
  • Award:
    Active Citizen
    Awarding Organization:
    British Council
    Date Awarded:
    December 10, 2016
Ishrat N. Erina founded Prescription, first ever platform to address taboos around Sex Education in 15 rural villages of northern Bangladesh. Erina educates youths about reproductive health, abortions & family planning to benefit over 17000 people. – Rakibul Hasan, Fellow at Women Deliver
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

The aim of ‘Prescription’ is to work on Sex Education to deal with social taboos with a view to make 20,000 young minds educated, self-aware and promote sensible behaviors in reproductive health development issues. As part of it, It has started a pilot project on reproductive health and family planning in rural areas to develop 300 community. and to give knowledge on contraception method such as pill, Minipill , Injections, Male condom,Implants, IUD, Female sterilization ,Vasectomy, Breastfeeding method, Standard Days Method, Withdrawal, Emergency contraceptive pills etc with related consequences associated with it. It mainly focuses on benefit areas of family planning with 5 projects to enhance the efficiency of contraception and to help people lead healthy and productive lives.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The fact that Mothers and babies become healthier when risky pregnancies are avoided, smaller families secure more money and food for each child, parents have more time to work and to be with family and delaying first or second pregnancy lets young people stay in school sparked my passion for working on family planning because It may ensure to promote Integrate family planning, maternal and child health care to save lives, money and time that directly contributes to the National economy.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

While taking session, I give effective teaching to increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the group and its participants focusing on learning, not teaching. I ensure that for teaching to be effective, their learning must take place and that’s why I let them conduct the campaign in their own community trying to make a bridge between scientific knowledge and village people for ensuring reproductive and mental health saving strategies.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

For the advancement of work, the steps I have designed given below:
0. 10 Signature campaign on 8 villages
1. 8 Online campaign at social media
2. 15 Community-based offline campaign
3. Introduction of Left-side Classroom in schools and colleges
4. 5 Community Solution Programs/street’s campaign( Arranging question-answering session, Identifying and Addressing specific problems & Carrying out pilot projects )
5. 1 Publication
6. 2000 leaflets distribution

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