Bangladesh Youth First
Concerns (BYFC) is desiring to expand our already very
successful Drug Awareness Program to include the provision
for prevention and treatment of STDs and HIV / AIDS patients.
Many HIV/AIDS experts believe that the AIDS pandemic
is about to explode in Bangladesh like a time bomb. New
cases of HIV infection might double this year. Growth
at this rate will lead to over 1 million infected individuals
in just 15 years. According to the World Bank Group, the
first cases of AIDS in India were reported just 15 years
ago. Now there are an estimated 4-5 million people infected
in that country with the number of new infections doubling
every 14 months. Denial of the threat of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh,
and insufficient preventative action, could lead to a
full-blown, countrywide epidemic.
BYFC has developed a unique program to address the problem
and is seeking funding to develop mechanisms to mobilize
and implement peer education and other human resources
for HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in Bangladesh (Dhaka,
Khulna, and Chittagong).
The funds would be used to recruit, train, supply, and
mobilize qualified peer educators, administrators, and
medical staff in establishing three HIV/AIDS centers focusing
on STD and HIV/AIDS prevention education. The centers
would have human support costs, facility rent, training
materials, and technology costs. From these centers, BYFC
will utilize Peer Education as a critical component of
our proposed interventions. As the project is currently
designed, over the three years, we anticipate being able
to have direct impact with over 77,000 persons in three
different cities at a cost of service of $3.78 per person.
To explore our vision and learn more about the project
details, click on the menu items on the left side of this
webpage. Please contact us if you have any questions or
desire to speak about this further!