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Observes World Population Day, 2021

Health minister Zahid Maleque attends a virtual discussion presided over by Family Welfare Division secretary M Ali Nur marking World Population Day on Sunday. The Directorate General of Family Planning under the health ministry’s Medical Education and Family Welfare Division held a virtual discussion marking World Population Day on Sunday, said a press release. The United Nations Population Fund observed the day this year with the theme: ‘rights and choices are the answer: whether baby boom or bust, the solution lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people.’ Health minister Zahid Maleque was the chief guest in [Read more...]

30th Meeting of The HPN SBCC Coordination Committee

A virtual meeting of 30th HPN Coordination Committee was held on June 15, 2021 on the inter-unit coordination issues as per set agenda. Chaired by Mr. Amir Hossain, Line Director-IEM, this meeting was also attended by Dr. S M Mustafizur Rahman, LD-NNS, Mr. Abdul Aziz, Chief, BHE. Other attendees include; Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers represent NNS, CCSDP, FP-FSD,  IEM and BHE.   [Read more...]

National Vitamin ‘A’ Plus Campaign Begins

The National Vitamin ‘A’ plus Campaign,  is being observed across the country Saturday, June 05, 2021 aiming to feed vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six and 59 months, reports UNB. Under the campaign, about 2.53 million children aged between six and 11 months will be fed blue colored vitamin ‘A’ capsules while 19.5 million children aged between 12 and 59 months will be given red colored high-power capsules. They will be given Vitamin A capsule at some 120,000 permanent and 20,000 mobile health centers across the country. Mobile health centers has been set up at bus [Read more...]

National Nutrition Week Begins

Health and family welfare minister Zahid Malik on Thursday at a virtual meeting inaugurated the National Nutrition Week 2021. The minister at the meeting said that the present government was working relentlessly to address the challenge of malnutrition amid the coronavirus outbreak. This year the government is observing the National Nutrition Week between April 23 and April 29 under the theme ‘Think about nutrition, if you think about food’. Health division secretary Lokman Hossain Miah presided over the meeting while Bangladesh Medical Association president Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad general secretary Professor MA Aziz, director general of the Directorate [Read more...]

Guidelines for functionalize the Committees for Implementing effective SBCC activities in HPN Sector

Considering the Comprehensive Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy ‘2016, designed to implement effective SBCC activities in the health, population and nutrition (HPN) sectors 7 committees were formed from the national level to the field level as per reference no. 45.00.0000.161.137.14.17-310 dated 12-08-2018 of Public Health-2, Health Services Division of MoHFW. These committees were reformed and reconstituted with amendments as per recommendation of National Steering Committee for HPN SBCC Strategy vides reference no. 45.00.0000.171.06. 012.20.438 dated 30-11-2020. As recommended by the National Implementation & Monitoring Committee for HPN SBCC Strategy a guideline has been formulated to facilitate the smooth [Read more...]