Family Welfare Service Week Begins

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare began its Family Welfare Service and Publicity Week 2020 across the country on Sunday. Health minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the week as chief of a programme held at the Maternal and Child Health Training and Research Institute at Lalkuthi in Mirpur of Dhaka. Local MP Md Aslamul Haque, Health Education and Family Welfare Division secretary Md Ali Noor, Niport director general Sushanta Kumar Saha and DGHS additional DG Nasima Sultana, among others, spoke on the occasion. Directorate General of Family Welfare DG Sahan Ara Banu presided over the inauguration programme of the week [Read more...]

Vitamin A-Plus Campaign Begins

The National Vitamin-A capsule started across the country on Sunday, October 04 2020 aiming to feed the capsule  to children aged between six and 59 months. Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the 14-day campaign at a program through feeding the Vitamin A-plus capsule to achild at Dhaka Shishu Hospital ( Dhaka Children’s Hospital). Mostofa Kamal, additional secretary (Public Health) of the Health and Family Welfare ministry  chaired the program while Dr. S M Mustafizur Rahman, Line director of National Nutrition Services (NNS) , delivered the welcome speech  in the ceremony. Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of BSMMU Professor Dr. Md. Shahidullah, also [Read more...]

30th Meeting of the Bangladesh BCC Working Group

BCCWG forum could be a good source to contribute better in the public health field for health and well-being of the people of Bangladesh opined by Md. Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary, HSD, MoHFW.  The BCC Working Group met in their 30th meeting on the September 01, 2020 having Mr. Md. Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary, HSD, MoHFW in the Chair and Mr. Nitish Chandra Sarker, Additional Secretary, HE & FW, MoHFW as the Co-chair. The National Nutrition Service (NNS) hosted this meeting held in Zoom platform. Ms. Nilufar Nazneen, Joint Secretary, PH, HSD, MoHFW and Mr. Saiful Islam, Deputy Secretary, PH-2, [Read more...]

27th Meeting of The HPN SBCC Coordination Committee

Our joint effort combatting the havoc of Covid-19 is the demand of time to address through SBCC interventions opined Dr.  Ashrafunnesa, Line Director-IEM. A virtual meeting of 27th HPN Coordination Committee was held on April 28, 2020 on the inter-unit coordination issues as per set agenda that also focused on unit’s effort on the Covid-19 related SBCC interventions. Chaired by Dr. Ashrafunnesa, Line Director-IEM, this meeting was also attended by Dr. S M Mustafizur Rahman, LD-NNS, Dr. Md. Abu Zaher, LD-LHEP, Dr. Md. Shamsul Hoque, Line Director, MNCAH and Mr. Abdul Aziz, Chief, BHE. Other attendees include; Program Managers and [Read more...]

Observance of World Population Day, 2020

The World Population Day 2020 celebrated across the country as elsewhere of the world on Saturday 11 July, 2020 with an aim to draw global attention on the importance of population issues. But, due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, only online discussion  arranged in the country as no special program will be taken, reports BSS. The theme of the day this year is “safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls around the world especially during COVID-19 pandemic”. A journalist of The Daily Star has been named the winner of the “Family Planning Media Award 2020” arranged by the Directorate [Read more...]

Date Extension: HPN SBCC Best Practices/Success Stories Submission Form

National Committee for Implementation and Monitoring of Comprehensive SBCC Strategy of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to show cases in a Best Practice/Success story sharing fair of HPN SBCC.  MOHFW  has extended the date of submission of the filled in form  up to  10 July, 2020. See the revised HPN SBCC Best Practices/Success Stories Submission Form. 1. HPN SBCC Best Practice Submission date extension 30-06. 2. সর্বোত্তম সেরা চর্চা সাফল্য গাঁথা নির্বাচনের তথ্য সংগ্রহের তাগিদপত্র [Read more...]

Travel Show Produced by Ujjiban

Ujjiban has produced a travel show. Exploring the unexplored parts of Bangladesh this travel show Ghuri Firi Jani follows a group of travelers who interact with communities. The show discovers their journey, home stays and the interaction with locals to uncover their stories. Central idea underlies as much about the personal journey of the travelers as it is about the journey to different locations. The 20 episodes travel show ( combined in ten episodes for TV) covers issues like maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent health; family planning; nutrition and tuberculosis. The journeys take place in different locations of Chattogram and Sylhet [Read more...]

Formative Research to Understand Behaviours Influencing Contraceptive Practice among Newly Married Couples in Bangladesh

“Formative Research to Understand Behaviours Influencing Contraceptive Practice among Newly Married Couples in Bangladesh” has been completed with the financial and technical support IEM unit, DGFP . The research conducted by Survey and Research System (SRS). This study is very important and contemporary in line with the Family Planning Programs of DGFP under Ministry of Health and Family Planning (MOHFW). This study has suggested a number of valuable recommendations which found very important and these will be essential guidelines for DGFP particularly for implanting IEC/SBCC activities by IEM unit.     Formative Research, IEM-DGFP [Read more...]