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UNFPA has been working in partnership with the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) since 1974, providing technical and advisory services and support; as well as facilitating the procurement of essential health-related commodities.
UNFPA actively supported the inclusion of "Access to Reproductive Health Services for all" among the 10 targets of the PRSP; and the inclusion of health indicators such as: maternal mortality; presence of skilled birth attendants at delivery; proportion of deliveries at a healthcare facility; fertility rate; the use of contraceptives; and population growth—in order to better monitor reproductive health in Bangladesh over time.
As of December 31st, 2011, UNFPA will have completed its Seventh Country Programme in Bangladesh, and will commence its 8CP (2012 - 2016) on January 1st 2012. While UNFPA allocated around US$10 million under its first country programme in 1974, it committed US$ 40 million during the Seventh Country Programme, and has proposed assistance of US$ 70 million under the 8CP.
UNFPA will continue to strive for a Bangladesh where no woman dies giving life; young and old enjoy full reproductive health and rights; and where violence against women and girls is no longer a threat to the dignity and advancement of women in society.

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