Family planning fair for garment workers held in Gazipur


GAZIPUR, July 1, 2018 (BSS) – SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
organised a daylong Health and Family Planning Awareness Fair for garment
workers on the premises of Sultan Uddin Memorial Academy at Sreepur here on

The event was comprised of cultural events, stage drama, folk song
performance and video display to inform and educate the community people,
especially the garment workers about family planning methods and maternal
health, said a press release.

Supported by local Al-Hera Hospital, the health camp provided
consultation services and medicines for pregnancy and general health issues
to more than 100 mothers and children.

A large number of garment workers, community people and local
stakeholders attended the awareness raising event.

The Health & Family Planning Awareness Fair was the first event of a
three-week community awareness campaign. Over the next two weeks, similar
awareness fair and health camps will be organized in Kaliakair and Ashulia.

The awareness campaign and health camp is a part of the ‘Facilitating
access to health for factory workers’ project with funding support of the
Carrefour Foundation.