Dnet organises day-long health camp at Udayan School - Dnet

Dnet organises day-long health camp at Udayan School

December 2, 2023

A day-long health camp was organised by Dnet at Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya with technical support of UNICEF Bangladesh on Saturday.

The initiative is supported by the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and the Ministry of Education (MoE). Representatives from the above-mentioned organisations and government bodies were present at the occasion.

Bangladesh has one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing adolescent populations; therefore, the government has taken some necessary steps in the past few years to recognise adolescent healthcare as one of their top priorities. However, it has been observed that there are fewer interventions in terms of knowledge sharing or service-seeking activities conducted for urban adolescents than for rural adolescents at the national level.

To address the situation by supporting the government’s effort to safeguard the aforementioned target group, DNET and UNICEF decided to organise the health camps for urban school adolescents.

The health camp introduced a national adolescent health website and mobile app. It conducted basic physical examinations, including eye check-ups, and provided awareness on sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, child marriage, hygiene, and mental health amongst the students of class six to ten.

Additionally, DNET gave an overview of the national adolescent health website and responded to relevant queries from the participating students.

Principal of Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya  Jahura Begum; Joint director of Dnet Md Monjur Hossain; and DGFP’s Asif Ahmed Tonmoy spoke at the event, among others.

Staff Reporter


DECEMBER 02 , 2023