Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, November 20, 2017 11:11:45 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Managing TB in megacities stressed

photo by NN Photo

Participants at a conference on the Urban Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative in Bangladesh held at Hotel Lakeshore at Gulshan in the city from May 15-16.

By City Desk
18th-May-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


A 2-day conference on the Urban Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative in Bangladesh was at Hotel Lakeshore in Gulshan 2, in the city from 15-16 May 2017.
The Government of Bangladesh's National TB Control Programme (NTP), under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), organized the conference in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Challenge TB Project in Bangladesh.
During the conference, experts from the Government of Bangladesh, various development partners, experts from other countries and academia shared a series of technical papers highlighting how urban health approaches can help to prevent and treat tuberculosis in large cities. The program was structured to enhance stakeholders' understanding of the various interventions aligned with the new Urban TB initiative, and to provide strategic information to the NTP for the implementation of TB programs in megacities.
Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, DGHS, the chief guest of the conference said that Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the leading Ministry to provide health services to the citizens of the country. He said that Bangladesh has eleven city corporations, with Dhaka and Chittagong being the largest. What we have done for combating TB is truly remarkable but urban TB is still an area of challenge to have additional efforts and attention and this is time to be united to reach the goal to end TB. Now, we need to prove that when we come together and take ownership, we can truly make a difference. Our job through the conference will be to explore the opportunities of urban interventions and learning from other countries which have undertaken work also.

Md. Sirazul Islam, Secretary of Health, Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, DGHS, Dr. Md. Ehteshamul Haque Choudhury, Additional Director General (Admin) and
Line Director TBL & ASP, DGHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Dr. Rouseli Haq, Director, TB Leprosy, and Dr. Md. Ashrafuddin, Program Manager, TB, Brig Gen. (Dr.) S M M Saleh Bhuiyan, Chief Health Officer (CHO) of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Brig Gen. (Dr.) Sheikh Salahuddin, Chief Health Officer of the Dhaka North City Corporation were present in the conference on behalf of the Bangladesh Government.
The conference also included experts from around the world, such as Prof. Salmaan Keshavjee, Director of Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai, Harvard Medical School, Prof. David Dowdy, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, Executive Director at REACH, India, Shibu Vijayan, Director, TB-HIV, PATH India Country Program, and Andrew Codlin, STOP TB Partnership.
The presentations and discussions from the conference will help develop a roadmap for the urban TB initiative in Bangladesh, including the geographic and demographic scope of the initiative and the roles and responsbilites of implementing organizations.
USAID's five-year (2014-2019), $30 million Challenge TB project is a flagship project designed to provide technical guidance and support to national tuberculosis programs. The Challenge TB Project improves access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resisant TB services, and prevents transmission and disease progression of tuberculosis in Bangladesh.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

National »

GAFFARGAON: Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of Muktijodha Sanghati Parishad Major (Retd.) Md Rezaul Karim, a veteran freedom fighter and an Awami League leader addressing a meeting on his participation in the coming National Election as a candidate from Awami League in the election area Mymensingh-10 (Gaffargaon & Pagla PS) Primary School field, Gaffargaon on Friday. Among others, freedom fighter Mofazzal Hossain, Auditor (retd.) Alhaj Abdul Karim and Ex Ward Member Saiful Islam also spoke in the meeting at Charalgi (Nidiar Char) .


Editorial »

Higher production capacity for power plants


THE state-owned power plants can't generate electricity to a minimum of their stated capacity as they lack improved technology, besides management failure to achieve the highest output as per a report in The New Nation on Sunday. The report quoting Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) said its power plants can ...

International »

Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers


AP, Paris :Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon.Hariri and his family met Saturday ...

International »

Trump blasts Hillary for questioning legitimacy of election result


Xinhua, Washington :US President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced allegations of Hillary Clinton who questioned the legitimacy of his victory in last year's presidential election.Calling his Democratic presidential rival the "worst of biggest loser of all time," Trump tweeted that "She just can't stop, which is so good for the ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Abdul Hamid Miah, Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, receiving the 'Islamic Retail Banking Awards (IRBA) 2017' from Professor Humayon Dar, Chairman and Founder of IRBA on Tuesday at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The bank achieved the award for strongest Islamic retail bank in South Asian Region conferred by UK-based financial intelligence house Cambridge IF Analytica.


Sports »

Opening ceremony of the Bengal Plastic Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition at Ramna National Tennis Complex in the city on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Documentary on Dilara Zaman


Entertainment Report :Ekushey Award winner noted actress Dilara Zaman got the house where she lived with her parents 65 years ago. After finding the house this noted actress broken down into tears because she tried to find out it for several times. This time after getting this she became excited ...

Editorial »

Engage the dignitaries for a prompt multilateral approach


FIVE foreign ministers from top Asian and European countries including a few high-ups of the European Union have started arriving in Dhaka since yesterday for discussing the Rohingya crisis with government officials. It has apparently become clear that our foreign office has finally woken up to realise that - not ...

Sports »

Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition begins tomorrow


The Bengal Plastic Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition will begin tomorrow (Monday) at Ramna National Tennis court complex in the city, said a Bangladesh Tennis Federation press release.A total of 22 boys and 15 girls' from host Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Philippines, America, and Sri Lanka will take part ...

Sports »

Vanderbilt guard Chelsie Hall (left) drives against Middle Tennessee guard Zeynep Canbaz (right) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday.


Entertainment »

Bubly , Shakib Khan pair once again


Entertainment Desk :Shakib Khan is bringing a new film under his own banner SK films. Titled Priotoma and directed by Himel Ashraf, popular Dhallywood actress Bubly will be seen against King Khan in this film, informed the actor."Himel Ashraf came to me with the story plot six months ago. I ...

Entertainment »

Kajol confirms film with Parineeta director


It was being speculated that Main Hoon Na writer Rajesh Saathi was to direct Kajol in her next film with Ajay Devgn Films. The project is said to be based on Anand Gandhi's Gujarati play Beta Kaagdo.But Kajol put the rumors aside. "Pradeep Sarkar will be directing the film, and ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a discussion marking 41st death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani organised by Bhasani Smrity Sangsad in DRU auditorium on Saturday.


International »

German parties head into long weekend of coalition talks


Reuters, Berlin :Germany's would-be coalition partners continued talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.The conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens remained divided on climate policy ...

Editorial »

Questions over holding tax


THE government moves to increase holding tax in Dhaka and Chittagong cities by up to nine times at a time seems to be highly arbitrary that lacks reasonable justification anyway to be acceptable to the both city dwellers. People are voicing angry reaction to such move and we must say ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news