Advocacy Communication

The advocacy needs assessment workshop

An Advocacy Needs Assessment workshop supported by ICM, took place on 21 July, 2022 at the BRAC Learning Center, Uttara. The workshop was facilitated by Faridah Luyiga of ICM and RUKHEN UDDIN AHMED. There were BMS’s executives, staff, interns, students, representatives from DGNM, IPAS, Naripokkho, BRAC, UNFPA, RHSTEP etc.

Network building

The National Liver Foundation: BMS met with Mr. Junaid of The National Liver Foundation and planned to observe the World Hepatitis Day in partnership. Midwives has a special role to play to prevent Hepatitis.


SMC: BMS team met with officials of SMC on 20-July-2022. SMC (Social Marketing Company) was originated in 1974 as a USAID-funded Family Planning Social Marketing Project (FPSMP) to address the rapid population growth in the country. Later on, the project was transformed into a not-for-profit company in 1990 and run by a voluntary Board of Directors. SMC became fully sustainable in 2012 by recovering more than 100% of its non-program related costs. SMC and BMS team both introduced each other through sharing a presentation. Both SMC and BMS is finding ways to work together in near future.


The World Hepatitis Day observation

BMS observed the World Hepatitis Day on 28-Jul in partnership with the National Liver Foundation at the conference hall of The Daily Star office. The Chief Guest of the Program was Prof. Ferdousi Begum. Mira Rani Das, Assistant Director (Midwifery), DGNM was one of the Special Guests. Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General of the National Liver Foundation graced the program with his presence. Prof. Mohammad Ali is the pioneer Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgeon of Bangladesh. He initiated the first ever successful Liver Transplant in Bangladesh. He is the founder of the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. 30 students from Dhaka Nursing College, BRAC, Turag and BANI were present there.

Advocacy visits:

BMS’s representatives present at Dhaka Nursing College on 28-July met with the Principal of Dhaka Nursing College (DNC) and appreciated her for her support to BMS.