World Population Day being Observed

The World Population Day is being celebrated worldwide including Bangladesh on Wednesday to spread awareness and discuss issues related to population growth. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programe recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme of World Population Day 2018 is “Family planning is a human right”, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human [Read more...]

Workshop held on the work plan orientation and coordinated implementation of comprehensive SBCC Strategy

A workshop on the work plan orientation and coordinated implementation of comprehensive SBCC Strategy for Sylhet division was held on July 01, 2018 in the conference room of the Divisional Director-FP, Sylhet attended by the GoB and NGO stakeholders of the Sylhet Division. The discussion meeting of the workshop was presided over by Mr. Md. Kutubuddin, Divisional Director-FP, Sylhet while Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman, Additional Secretary (PH&WH), MoHFW were present as the Chief Guest.  Mr. Ruhul Amin Talukdar, Joint Secretary (PH&WH), MoHFW and Director-LG Mr. Md. Matiur Rahman were present as Special Guest. In addition, the Divisional Director-Health Dr. Md. [Read more...]

National Nutrition Week 2018 Observed

The National Nutrition Week (April 23-29, 2018) began aimed at creating awareness about the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately the national development. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury inaugurated week as the chief guest at city’s Osmani Memorial auditorium. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, Food Minister Qamrul Islam and State minister for Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda were present there as special guests. The theme of this week is ‘Think about Nutrition, if You Think about Food’. “The prevalence of underweight child is going down remarkably. [Read more...]

Observance of World Health Day 2018

Like previous, this year also under the guidance of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Directorate General of Health Services, Bureau of Health Education observed the World Health Day nationwide.  The Day celebrates worldwide in recognition to the foundation of World Health Organization. The World Health Organisation was founded on the principle that everyone in the world should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health. This year, the theme selected as ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone Everywhere’ and in Bangla ‘সার্বজনীন স্বাস্থ্য সুরক্ষা:সবার জন্য সর্বত্র’. An explanation of the theme is ensuring that everyone, [Read more...]

A new eLearning course on Tuberculosis (TB) available online

The USAID Ujjiban SBCC Project has made available an online eLearning course on Basic Contents on Tuberculosis (TB) for Field Workers in health, population and nutrition sector. This is a video-based eLearning course which includes illustration and animation. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of field workers on TB. The course comprises of six modules. These are  Basic Concept of TB, Child TB, Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) TB, Prevention and Treatment of TB, Role of Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC)  in TB Control Program and Roles and Responsibilities of Field Workers in TB Control Program. This no-cost [Read more...]

Common Guidelines for Presentation in The BCC Working Group Meeting

Based on decision of the 23rd  BCC working meeting a sub-committee has been formed comprising of five members (Convener- Mr. Ruhul Amin Talukder, Joint secretary, HSD MOHFW, three members – one each from IEM, BHE & IEM and one member from Ujjiban as member secretary) to  develop a common guidelines for presentation. Names of the committee members from three units are Ms. Zakia Akhter, DD (PM), IEM Unit, DGFP, Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Asst. Chief (TSD) &  DPM, BHE, Mohammad Aman Ullah, Deputy Program Manager (DPM), National Nutrition Services (NNS) and Dr. Md. Shahidul Alam from Ujjiban. Based on the discussion [Read more...]