USAID delegates visited SMC Blue Star Program activities in Sylhet



A delegation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) visited SMC’s Blue Star Program in Sylhet on February 9, 2021. Ms. Linda, Officer, OPHNE, Bangladesh, led the team and visited “Emon Pharmacy” - a Blue Star outlet at Sylhet Upashahar. The visiting team observed the activities of Mr. Jamal Pasha, a Blue Star Provider and also the owner of the pharmacy. They discussed various issues with the provider regarding client flow, maintaining privacy, cleanliness, procedure of administration of injectable contraceptives, waste disposal procedure, counseling techniques and reporting system. Dr. Pushpita Samina from the USAID team, showed a keen interest in the referral system of suspected TB cases and checked the BSP register to see the recordkeeping method.

Mr. Mohammod Bahauddin Khandkar, Sales Manager, Sylhet; Mr. Nazrul Islam, Deputy Field Program Manager and other officials of SMC’s Sylhet Area Office facilitated the visit. Mr. Islam also briefed the delegates about the overall activities of BSP.