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Conference on Tobacco Control in Bangladesh held

Nasim Banu, Team Leader, Smoke Free Project of YPSA

A “Conference on Tobacco Control in Bangladesh” held on 12th August 2014 at Hall A and Hall B, National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Mirpur, Dhaka. The Conference was organized by National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh in collaboration with United Forum Against Tobacco (UFAT) with the support from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). Nasim Banu, Team Leader, Smoke Free Project of YPSA participated in the conference as a speaker and presented a power point presentation on “Involvement of Local Government in Smoke Free initiatives: Chittagong Experiences”. Read more..

Deputy Managing Director of PKSF visits YPSA

Meeting at YPSA Head Office

Deputy Managing Director Md. Fazlul Kader and Deputy General Manger Md. Abdul Matin of PKSF visited YPSA during 5-7 August, 2014. On the first day, they exchanged views with the poor women who came at the Sayedpur Maternal Health Camp under YPSA’s ENRICH program to get their health services. Mr. Kader inaugurated the health camp after sharing the programs and services of PKSF. Read more..

YPSA observed World Population Day 2014

Rally on World Population Day 2014 in Chittagong, Bangladesh

YPSA jointly with Department of Family Planning organized colorful rally and discussion meeting on 11 July to mark the World Population Day 2014 under the theme “Investing in young people”. Begum Sabiha Nahar, Member of Parliament inaugurated the program by hoisting balloons and festoon in front of Chiitagong Police Line, Damphara. The rally begins here and ends at GEC circle.   Read more..

Advocacy meeting with Bandarban Municipality to allocate budget for implementation of smoke free guideline

Mayor and other participants in the meetin

YPSA has organized an advocacy meeting with Bandarban Municipality for motivating them to allocate budget for implementation of Smoke Free Guideline in their annual budget for the fiscal year of 2014-2015. The meeting was held on 11 June 2014 at the conference room of Bandarban Municipality. Mr. Javed Reza, Mayor of Bandarban Municipality was present as chief guest while Mr. Osman Gani, President, Bandarban Press Club presided the meeting. Read more..

Advocacy meeting on SRH held at Cox’sbazar


YPSA organized a local level advocacy meeting on “Better Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights for Young People Affected by HIV” with GOs, NGOs and Civil Society at the conference room of Civil Surgeon Office, Cox’sbazar on 23 June’14. YPSA has been implementing Link UP project with the support of HASAB Consortium. The goal of Link UP  is to contribute to reduce unintended pregnancies, HIV transmission and HIV-related maternal mortality amongst young people affected by HIV. Read more..

Deputy Managing Director of PKSF visits YPSA


Deputy Managing Director of Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) Dr. Jashim Uddin visited YPSA’s ENRICH program on 19 June 2014. He joined a meeting with ENRICH project staffs at Sayedpur, Sitakund.  Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive, YPSA, Mr. Manzur Murshed Chowdhury, Director (ED), YPSA, Program Officer, Finance Officer and other MF&ME project staffs were present in the meeting.   Read more..

Collaborative counter-trafficking awareness needs to combat human trafficking

roundtable meeting

“Human trafficking is serious crime against humanity. Several trafficking agents are transporting Bangladeshi people to Malaysia, with false promises of work, through the Cox’sbazar sea route. Most of the victims consist of aspiring migrant workers from different districts of the country. These people risk their lives to make it to their destination illegally. Collaborative counter-trafficking awareness should be raised and measures should be taken to stop such illegal activity. It should be stopped at any cost” speakers said in a roundtable meeting titled “Trafficking Survivors: Risks, Challenges and Duties” held at Cox’sbazar District Administration Office on 19 June 2014. The meeting was organized by YPSA with the support USAID and Winrock International.     Read more..

Group photo

Director General of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…

Winners and guests

Progga Tobacco Control Journalist Awards, 2014 on World No Tobacco Day. Read more…


Divisional meeting with the members of Anti Tobacco Alliance (ATMA) and journalists from different print and electronic media was held. Read more...

30 Years in development partnership of YPSA: 20 May 2014" written on a cake

Celebration of 30th Founding day of YPSA. Read more… 

visitor in a listeners club of Radio Sagor Giri

Assistant  Manager of Palli Karma Sahayok Foundation (PKSF) Md. Mainiruzzaman visited YPSA led community radio “Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2” at Sitakund on 22 May.

Discussion meeting

YPSA and Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2 observed World Press Freedom Day 2014.

view exchanging meeting titled “Adolescent reproductive health rights and challenges: Role of local leaders and media”

Introducing reproductive and sexual health education in schools is necessary. Read more…

Workshop participants

Workshop on “Recent Trends in Development and Bangladesh Perspectives” held. NIAZ AHMED KHAN, Ph.D.(Wales), Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka conducted the workshop. Read more…

Contract singing between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

Contract Signed for “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)”. Read more…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee receiving award from honorable speaker of the national parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Dan W Mozena, The Ambassador of USA in Bangladesh

Service Innovation Fund arranged by Access to Information (A2I) Program under Prime Minister’s Office awarded to YPSA for ‘production of multimedia digital talking book’. Read more..

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Substantive Session of July 2013 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to YPSA. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.

YPSA became a member organization of IOGT International. It is the largest worldwide community of non-governmental organizations promotes a lifestyle free of alcohol and other drugs. Its work expands from community action for children and youth to creating, facilitating and developing efficient alcohol policies.