Maya Apa is a website and mobile app that allows people to ask questions anonymously about their health and wellness. This is why the James P Grant School of Public Health has partnered with this online platform to understand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of young people in Bangladesh under the project Digital Sister. The project aims to take the research findings and create a digital tool to better communicate SRH needs to Bangladeshi youth.
On 28 February the Digital Sister team and Maya Apa hosted an outreach and focus group discussion (FGD) as part of the research project. Over 40 young men and women - undergraduate students from BRAC University - attended the session where Maya Apa gave a demonstration on how to use the app. The students were eager to learn about the app and discuss SRH issues with the group. For the next few months, the Digital Sister project will be visiting other universities such as North South University, Independent University Bangladesh and Jahangirnagar in Gazipur to conduct more outreach sessions and FGDs.