Pop Council disseminated study findings on adolescents
Population Council conducted a qualitative study titled "Adolescent Friendly Health Corners (AFHCs) in selected Government Health Facilities in Bangladesh: An early qualitative assessment" measuring the performance and effectiveness of the Adolescent Friendly Health Corners (AFHC) for the wellbeing of unmarried adolescent girls. To share the study findings with policy makers and key stakeholders, Population Council organised a dissemination programme recently.
This research showed that AFHC initiatives were successfully reaching unmarried adolescent girls with a range of health services through established health facilities. This study recommended that more service providers need to be trained to increase availability of AFHS and to prevent service provider's workload.
Findings also showed that shortages of medicine and lack of privacy for adolescents are one of the major challenges that should be resolved to make the AFHC functional. This study recommended for more publicity at local and national level and generating awareness about the importance of AFHS in the community.