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Raju Das

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Raju Das - 2017 Nominee
Position: Assistant Program Officer
Organization: EngenderHealth Bangladesh
Current Location: Bangladesh, Dhaka
Master in Development Studies from School of Social Sciences, North East University Bangladesh
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Population Sciences
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Certificate of course completion in Global Health the US Abortion and FP Requirements -2017
Social Media and Content Development
Master of Arts
M.C. College, National University, Bangladesh
Diploma in "Information and Communication Technology"
Bangladesh Computer Council, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Bachelor of Arts
M.C. College, National University, Bangladesh
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Award to fellow of Population Sciences Degree
    Awarding Organization:
    EngenderHealth Bangladesh
    Date Awarded:
    March 1, 2017
He has made a significant, demonstrated, quantitative & qualitative contributions to family planning. The nominee acted as a source of innovation/"positive disruption” and nominee served as a role model to lead and inspire others. – Sumit Chakma, APO at EHB
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have contributed to increase the use of LARC&PM through Mayer Hashi II collaboration with Government of Bangladesh. Conducted advocacy with Managers & Service providers to organize special family planning service day in Hard-to-Reach areas, low resource setting areas;e.g.
• Under for IEC&BCC activities NSV, PPFP/LARC&PM leaflet distribution, using counseling toolkit, hang up IUD chart, LARC&PM Festoon, Tiahrt chart, ICV, Sent SMS to the field worker mobilize client regarding special FP day, put up curtain & Infection prevention pictorials.
• Coordinate training & on job orientation
In this way, Organized more than 1688 Special FP days in 75 Upazilas from 12 districts,. The number of the FP method adopters during special day: NSV-6843 Tubectomy-1545,Implant-16240,IUD-756, Inject-989

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Though we are saying “Health is Rights, Not Privilege.” In Bangladesh, women are still lacking access to FP service, lack of education, abused by men, discriminated by parents, no ability to decision making and forced marriage in early age. Most of these has sparked me to move to family planning field.

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

I lead the discussion of the FP managers to develop special FP day plan through district approach which is help to meet the need of FP services of those clients who live below the sub-district level, and hard-to –reach areas.

I lead the discussion of the FP field workers to ensure client privacy and confidentiality during counseling, informed choice and voluntarism, and proper documentation.

I lead to FP managers for analyzing data for decision making and take step regarding findings.

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? :

• If I get the money then organize youth dialogue (Debate) in community level and mobilize them to work as a youth peer volunteer.
• My plan is to use social media develop a network for ensuring referral system for FP clients
• I will organize an adolescent “ADDA” by youth peer in lowest coverage areas as like as a life skill based training during “ADDA”
• To develop a toll free call center for disseminating updated FP information
• I will utilize the grant to aware adolescent need of FP.

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Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
To attend session of Inform choice and voluntarism with government officials as well as field workers for increasing the capacity of counseling, Client Motivation, Inform Choice, Documentation, Client Satisfaction and Management. , Put-up the infection prevention pictorials, Sharp Container, Different color bucket  in Operation theater to ensure during procedures , Coordinate training on Implant (with emphasis on Implanon NXT) with the presence of Director General,  Family Planning, Government of Bangladesh, Line Director, Clinical Contraception Service Delivery,Family Planning, Government of Bangladesh. Trained the 189 newly recruited Medical Officer(MCH-FP) in 28 districts included Hill-Track and Hard-to-Reach areas.

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