Dissemination Seminar on Bangladesh Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Survey 2019-20

The Bangladesh Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Survey (BAHWS) 2019-20 is the first nationally representative survey of 15-19 year old adolescents in Bangladesh to comprehensively describe the health and wellness status of adolescents. The BAHWS was implemented under the authority of the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Aid, and with technical assistance from USAID’s Research for Decision Makers (RDM) Activity, led by icddr, b, and Data for Impact (D4I). On February 11, 2021, NIPORT, USAID, icddr, b, and D4I held a dissemination event for the BAHWS 2019-20. Young presenters shared key findings from the survey and discussed their implications for national adolescent health programming and policy.

Read the full report, download a presentation, see a summary of the findings, and watch videos of the event below.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Opening Remarks

Part 3: Student Presentations and Discussion

Part 4: Closing Remarks

Media Coverage

Twenty-five media outlets in Bangladesh reported on the survey findings and their implications. Access links to available articles.

Prothom Alo – the largest circulated daily newspaper in Bangladesh – published an editorial piece based on the results of adolescent girls’ experiences with sexual harassment.

The Daily Star – the most circulated English print media company in the country – published a piece on hygienic menstrual practices among adolescent girls.

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