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KOICA partners UNFPA to address menstrual hygiene in Cox’s Bazar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to distribute menstrual hygiene management kits to the girls and to raise awareness of menstrual health and hygiene related issues among men in Cox’s Bazar.

The partnership agreement with a value of USD 2,950,000 was signed on Thursday by KOICA Country Director Youngah Doh and UNFPA Representative in Bangladesh Dr Asa Torkelsson in a ceremony held in the capital.

The partnership will support a variety of activities to improve knowledge of menstrual hygiene and address the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls in Cox’s Bazar from 2021 to 2024.

A total of 17,160 adolescent girls, boys, female, and male caregivers in 12 targeted communities are expected to directly benefit from the programme interventions in the district.