Since 2017, the rapid influx of refugees to the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has put additional pressure on the local community’s health systems, including FP/RH services. Pathfinder International is one of the organizations that has responded to the humanitarian crisis. Knowledge SUCCESS’ Anne Ballard Sara recently spoke with Pathfinder’s Monira Hossain, project manager, and Dr. Farhana Huq, regional program manager, about experiences and lessons learned from the Rohingya response.
The South-East Asia Youth Health Action Network, or SYAN, is a WHO-SEARO-supported network that creates and strengthens the capacity of adolescent and youth groups in southeast Asian countries for effective advocacy and engagement in national adolescent health programs as well as regional and global policy dialogue platforms.
In November-December 2021, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) workforce members based in Asia convened virtually for the third Knowledge SUCCESS Learning Circles cohort. The cohort focused on the topic of ensuring continuity of essential FP/RH services during emergencies.
Brittany Goetsch, Knowledge SUCCESS Program Officer, recently chatted with Alan Jarandilla Nuñez, the Executive Director of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP). They discussed the work IYAFP is doing related to AYSRH, their new strategic plan, and why they are champions for youth partnership around the world. Alan highlights why AYSRH issues are so important to overall discussions about sexual and reproductive health, and rights (SRHR) and reframing the narrative around young leaders and the intersectionality of SRHR.