Project Lead(s): Jean-Loup Gouot
In rural Bangladesh, preventable causes of maternal health complications are still common. Adolescent pregnancies, ascribed mostly to child marriages, are among the highest in the world. The situation is more acute in culturally conservative Rohingya refugee communities in Cox’s Bazar, where men are key decision-makers in reproductive and maternal health. The "Men's Concern" campaign will encourage men and boys to adopt 'responsible fatherood' behaviours that support 'safe motherhood' in refugee communities. The program will integrate direct work with men and boys, community leaders, local government and health services, in the Ukhiya and Tecnaf sub-districts of Bangladesh, where Rohingya refugee camps are home to the country's poorest and most marginalized communities.