On Going


RIC is now engaging with various projects, these are running. These are classified in various categories; such as aging concerned program has included to the Older People’s page, microfinance based activities belongs to the Micro-Finance page. Others current program has included the ongoing page.

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School Feeding Program

School Feeding Programme (SFP): This project is running for the nutritional development of school going children. Activities of this programs are proper preservation and carrying of high protein biscuits, monitoring the distribution, encouraging home gardening, creating facility to participate in global competition, distribution pill on worm prevention, facilitating raising necessary awareness on good health practices, necessary campaign for increasing female participation in school managing committee and campaigning on HIV/AIDS to the teacher, guardians and members of school management committee. 58,544 persons of 213 schools are the beneficiaries at Moheskhali Upazilla in Cox’s Bazar Upazilla. World Food Programme (WFP) funded to this project. At a glance of this project during the fiscal year 2015-16:

Activities

Numbers

Biscuit Distribution

443.03 MTon

Community Mobilization Workshop (4 Nos.)

120 Persons

Training for Women Leadership Development (3 Batches)

90 Persons

Meeting with school management committees for Creating awareness and sensitization (11 Nos)

121 Persons

Quiz and art competition on health and cleanliness (11 Nos)

440 Persons

Guardian Meetings

24 Meeting, 1488 Persons

MaMoni -Health System Strengthening Project: RIC has been engaged in Strengthening District Health and Key Service Delivery Systems (DHSS) project with an objective to ensure that, all essential components of Upazilla, union level health systems are efficient to support MNH-FP-Nutrition service delivery in an integrated and sustainable manner in Hatiya Upazila. Other objectives of the project are to ensure that critical and lifesaving MNH interventions are available and delivered at optimal quality of care at the community-based service delivery points and from the strategically located facilities, to ensure that, through systems strengthening, meaningful community and local government engagement is engendered at the all levels to improve demand and supply for MNH-FP-Nutrition care and finally to ensure that, a conducive national environment at policy and strategic level is advocated to ensure effective implementation of evidence-based MNHFPN interventions.

Happy Mother
Happy Mother

To achieve the project objectives RIC is implementing flowing major activities: Developing capacity of the ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH & FW) managers on HR planning, LLP, budget, Work Plan and DIP and Technical support towards local resource mapping and optimum utilization of local and community resources to complement HR gap.

  • Improving quality of care
  • Strengthening Health Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Enhancing MOH ownership, engagement and coordination
  • Capacity building of field workers and service providers
  • Critical gap management to ensure service at low performing areas performing areas
  • Strengthening vital registration system through Local Government
  • Strengthening oversight of LG for MNH –FP Nutrition
  • Budgeting and local problem solving by Union Parishad (UP)
  • Community engagement with health system

Total beneficiaries of this project 519,961 persons (Source: Annual Report, 2015-16). USAID, Save the Children, and Ministry of Health; Government of Bangladesh is supporting to this project.

Enhancing Food Security
Enhancing Food Security

Enhancing Food Security and Nutrition program: Enhancing Food security and Nutrition in Cox’s Bazar District aims to improve the food security of selected vulnerable households in Cox’s Bazar District. The aim of the project is to enable vulnerable households (HH) on a line of self-reliant growth to establish a sustainable income source, thereby enhancing food security and nutrition. The program provides Entrepreneurship development and business plan to enable beneficiaries to develop a business plan for a specific income generating activity. Beneficiaries are provided with specific technical training and an asset grant of 15,000 taka to implement their business plan. A monthly subsistence allowance of 1050 taka will be provided over the duration of 24 months. A total target of 5,000 Extreme-poor HH will be supported through this program in Moheshkhali Upazila of Cox’s Bazar during the period 2015-2017.

The capacity of the beneficiaries will be increased to come out from poverty and to improving household food security through promoting mainstreaming in development activities as well as self Help Knowledge management group initiatives.

The HH will also be encouraged to diversify their income sources and livelihood options by taking up one or more Income Generating Activities (IGA) in addition to existing one along with accumulating monthly savings.

Urban Primary Health Care Service Delivery Project (UPHCSDP): RIC has started the implementation of the Second Urban Primary Health Care Service Delivery Project (UPHCSDP) in Rajshahi City Corporation under the agreement with the Ministry of Local government and rural development. In earlier, RIC implemented the same project in Madhabdi Municipality of Narsingdhi district.

Health services are providing through Public Health Center (PHC) with clinical facilities and Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care Centre (maternity center) with Operation Theatre (OT) and a Laboratory for Pathological testing services and through outreach/community/households. Following services are providing under the project:

Reproductive Health: Maternal Care: Safe Motherhood, Antenatal Care, safe delivery (including by skilled Birth Attendants), Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC), peri-natal and post-natal including essential newborn care, prevention of unsafe abortion through safe MR services and maternal nutrition; Family Planning : Provision of contraceptive commodities (oral contraceptives, condoms, injectable, and IUDs), Information and services for other options such as Norplant, vasectomy, tubectomy, menstrual regulation and natural family planning, and side effects information and how to deal with them. Maternal Nutrition: Maternal nutrition services, including pregnancy weight gain monitoring and targeted supplementation of underweight (BMI<18.5) pregnant women and lactating mothers, nutrition education and micronutrient supplementation as well as nutrition education and micronutrient supplementation for female adolescents and newly-wed.

Assistance for women who are survivors of violence: Health workers will be able to properly refer survivors of violence to the appropriate legal assistance, counseling, and crisis management services and provide immediate psychological support. Health workers will also detect cases of assault and increase community awareness of the issue. At each health center, there will be at least one staff member capable of using the “rape investigation kits”

Adolescent Health Care: Information and health care services for adolescent boys and girls between the age group 10 to 19 years.

Prevention of RTI, STI and HIV/AIDS: Information on preventing HIV/AIDS and other STDs, and treatment using both standard and syndrome approach.

Child Health Care: Immunization: Immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and immunization of mothers with tetanus toxoid. Control of Diarrhea and other childhood diseases: Case management using the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach and essential newborn care within public-sector health services and to facilitate its introduction at NGO facilities. Control of Acute Respiratory Infections: Treatment of acute otitis media, pneumonia, and asthma through appropriate case management, and educating mothers how to identify the warning signs of pneumonia, appropriate treatment with antibiotics, control of asthmatic attacks, etc. Control of Micronutrient Deficiency: High-dose Vitamin A capsules for children 12 to 59 months and increase the coverage of therapeutic supplementation for children with night blindness, measles, persistent diarrhea and severe malnutrition. Iron for young children; suffering from iron deficiency anemia, and promotion of the use of iodized salt. The introduction of growth monitoring system for children under 5 will be expanded.
Communicable Disease Control: TB, Malaria, Dengue, SARS, Kala-Azar, filariasis and leprosy: Treatment, linkage, Preventive motivation, and campaign.

Limited Curative Care: First aid for injuries: Includes treatment of cuts, burns, and fractures. Emergency care: Treatment and care for pain, snake bite, poisoning, shock, and drowning. Treatment of minor infections: Treatment of ear, eye and skin infections

Behavior Change Communications (BCC): Strengthened interpersonal communication raises awareness on existing ESP services, promote healthy lifestyle behavior and minimize gender inequalities To develop client-oriented positive attitudes on part of service providers, to enhance health-seeking behaviors on part of users, promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, and to promote informed decision-making regarding the use of private-sector health care especially ESP, diagnostic services and therapeutic drugs.

Woman’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project: The main objective of the project is to economically empower rural women by engaging them in income-generating activities through improving their access to quality inputs and information in vegetable farming in the homestead. The other major objectives are:

  • Increase vegetable production at homestead level
  • Involve women in income generating activities to empower them at their family
  • Betterment of the quality of the vegetable production through dissemination of modern and profitable cultivation technique
  • Creating supply of better quality inputs for vegetable production
  • Creating market access for rural women where they will have the opportunity to sell directly and get the first-hand money
  • Increasing the knowledge level of rural women on vegetable production, and use of quality inputs.
  • To facilitate developing an incentive-based business model between MFI’s and private input companies so that they can jointly promote efficient information to the homestead women farmers as well as quality input.
  • To facilitate establishing an incentive-based linkage between MFIs and forward market actors at different levels, so that necessary information and knowledge can be passed on to the farmers in order to ensure better price and market access.

The target beneficiary of this project is the rural women who stay most of the times at home, the women interested in engaging with income generating activities and also producing necessary vegetables for their own family.

RIC engaged 15 firewalls i.e alternative distribution channel actors to deals with on an average 200 households and the total number of homestead farmers would be 3,000. The total number of beneficiaries is expected to be 3,000 and another 3,000 indirect beneficiaries. Two Agriculture Specialists are providing full-time information and troubleshooting support for the farmers and capacity development of the farmers.

Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project: A dream come true, Bangabandhu’s sonar Bangla gradually changed. The poor Bangladesh awakening gradually by time. Southwestern Bangladesh is lagging behind from other parts of Bangladesh for absences of proper infrastructure especially land communication-bridge. Padma bridge brings a great hope for the change of this region- economically, infrastructural, politically etc.

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Kids of Project area in an assembly to a school.

The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has undertaken implementation of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project for construction a road cum Railway Bridge over the River Padma at Mawa and Janjira points. The project authority has developed and started implementation a Resettlement Plan for the effected people. Under the resettlement plan is a component of operation and management of 04 (four) Primary Schools and 05(five) Health Centre constructed at resettlement site of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (PMBP). Project Authority appointed Resource Integration Centre (RIC) and Swabalambi Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (SSUS) JV through a formal process to assist in operation and management of the Primary Schools and Health Centers in the following locations:

Location of Primary School and Health Centres

Type of Facilities

Mawa End

Janjira End

RS-2: Jashaldia

RS:3 Kumarbhog RS:4 West Nawdoba RS:5 Bakhorerkandi

Rs:6 East Nawdoba

Primary School

1

1 1 1

1

Health Center 1 1 1 1

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