Others Report (MSA Project)
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) is a National NGO working on improving sexual health and rights of sexual minority populations in Bangladesh since 1996. Currently its HIV and health services are being provided through 37 well equipped Field Offices in 22 districts of Bangladesh. With the support from The Global Fund, BSWS has also been implementing Multi-Country South Asia (MSA) Regional HIV/AIDS Program (MSA Project) in Bangladesh since 2011. As a part of this Global Fund program, BSWS is implementing different activities and recently BSWS has taken initiatives to disseminate the project related activities/achievements to other country partners through producing narrative half-yearly report. This half-yearly report covers the period from January-June 2015 where key activities and its achievements are highlighted under MSA project. During this period the project has faced a number of challenges – country-wide hartal and blockade – that continued for more than three months and created obstacles to meet the deadlines as well as project targets. Despite all these challenges, the MSA team was committed to implement the planned activities with success.