RHSTEP is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) in Bangladesh, committed to improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the common people for the last three decades. RHSTEP is a pioneer organization, building capacity of Government, NGO and Private level health service providers including doctors, nurses, paramedics, FWVs and others. RHSTEP also provides sexual, reproductive health services to women, men, adolescent and youths thus contributing in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity especially due to septic abortion through establishing Safe MR support across the country. Read more ........



Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB) was established in 1953 with the objective to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged section of the society. Since then it has been working towards promoting basic human rights for all. As an affiliated member of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), FPAB is the oldest and largest family planning non-government organization in Bangladesh.

FPAB is an organization built and driven by the volunteers. The founding president of the association was renowned Dr. Humaira Sayeed, following by prominent personalities like late Alamgir M. A. Kabir, late Professor Dr. Md. Ibrahim, late Dr. (Captain) Abul Kashem, late Dr. Syed A K M Hafizur Rahman, M Shamsul Islam, Shaheed Md. Maizuddin, Kazi Anisur Rahman and so others.

The organization has pioneered family planning movement in the country. It advocates family planning as a basic human right and motivates people towards the concept of small family. FPAB played an important role in formulating national family planning programme introduced by the then government of Pakistan in 1965. With the span of more than 63 years of its emergence, FPAB has made a significant achievement in creating awareness among the eligible couples about family planning and annually contributes 4.5% of the total national family planning performance. In conformity with the local and national needs, FPAB shifted its thrust from lone family planning interventions to the holistic approach of reproductive health in mid 80's of the last century. Instead of targeting fertile couples, interventions of FPAB involve men and women of all ages with special focus on the disadvantaged segment of the population. Beneficiaries of FPAB have now exceeded five million people. Read more ......



Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is a non-government development organization (NGO) working for poverty reduction of the target poor Bangladeshi population in selected hard to reach remote areas of Bangladesh. In mid-eighties under the banner of “Niramoy Free Friday Clinic” a group of likeminded professionals, doctors, social activists, and volunteers begun to facilitate Primary Health Care (PHC) activities at Tejgaon slums in Dhaka. This was the informal beginning of DSK. In 1988 a devastating flood engulf two thirds of Bangladesh including its capital Dhaka, in this situation the DSK was formally started with a Medical Team to provide immediate relief and health care to flood effected people in Dhaka city. The main aim of setting up the organization was to continue and consolidate above mentioned efforts and engage to facilitate and develop a health delivery approach targeting the marginalized that would be self-sustainable in the long run. In 1989, DSK was registered with Department of Social Service (Dha-02273)and in 1991 with NGO Affair’s Bureau (No 577) in Bangladesh. Depending on the geographic locations DSK’s activities have been generally classified as urban and rural development. In the bygone period the urban program was based in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna cities, and the rural development programme based in Barguna, Bagerhat, Gazipur, Jessore, Khulna, Kishoreganj, Narshingdi, Netrakona, Narayanganj, Sunamganj, andSatkhira districts. Slum dwellers and low income communities are target project participants from urban and rural areas. DSK targets to cover hard to reach areas and extreme poor households. In this connection, DSK is active in Haor region, Coastal belt and urban slums which are recognized as extreme poverty pockets in Bangladesh. Read more ....




Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) is an activist women’s organization, working since 1986 to establish equality for women from the family to the state level. BNPS has been working at the national level for policy and legal reforms and at the community level for organizing and mobilizing grassroots people through a variety of programs.

BNPS follows a bottom-up right-based approach linking community to the national level. In the process its role is one of a catalyst and facilitator. BNPS has been trying to create an environment for women and other marginalized groups raising their voice and claiming their entitlements through a variety of activities, like awareness raising, institution building, livelihood activities and reforms of different policies, systems, institutions and mindset. The congenial working environment, culture of co-operation and teamwork, non-hierarchical management with an activist orientation is seen by all as an asset in BNPS.

So far BNPS has directly worked with around 200,000 women and over a period of two-and-a-half decades more than 800,000 people from different backgrounds have been involved in the initiatives undertaken by BNPS. BNPS is focusing on the social, economic and political empowerment of women; strengthening local government, electoral reform, education reform, and gender budget analysis. Read more ........



The alarming situation due to the high rate of maternal mortality caused by unwanted pregnancies and septic abortion coupled with inadequate reproductive health care services to address them ultimately led a group of reputed medical practitioners and social workers to establish the Bangladesh Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion (BAPSA) in early 1982, under the leadership of a person no less than late Prof. Syeda Firoza Begum, a renowned Bangladeshi Gynaecologist of national and international repute. Essentially, non-governmental in nature, BAPSA is a non-political, non-profit and private social welfare organization, and its membership includes reputed persons from all over the country.



Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) is the inheriting organization of Family Planning Services and Training Center (FPSTC) which was created by a government order in 1978. It is

  • a non-government, not for profit voluntary Organization
  • registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare in 1995 and with NGO Affairs Bureau in 1996
  • affiliated with Directorate of Family Planning in 1997 Read more ......

declared as the inheriting organization of FPSTC by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1997.

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