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Poor Allocation Contradicts a Rising NCD Death Toll

Poor Allocation Contradicts a Rising NCD Death Toll

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Bangladesh is witnessing an alarming surge in deaths attributed to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, the budgetary allocation to combat NCDs remains significantly inadequate. Against this backdrop, public health experts have called for increased allocation in this sector in the upcoming FY 2024-25 national budget. Such recommendations were highlighted at a webinar titled "Budgetary Allocation to Combat NCDs: Bangladesh Perspective" held on 6 April 2024 on the occasion of World Health Day. The research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) organized the webinar with support from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI). This year the day will be observed under the theme "My Health, My Right". It was informed at the webinar that NCDs, such as hypertension, ...
Laser services made more accessible through PMC: Rukaiya Chamak

Laser services made more accessible through PMC: Rukaiya Chamak

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Nowadays, laser and aesthetic treatment is a scientific and modern treatment through which, various types of physical anomalies can be easily removed. For that reason, people are now attracted towards this service. But, everyone is facing a problem.Because, Laser and Aesthetic treatments are costly as they use the latest technology. That's why it is still not possible for everyone to take this kind of treatment. In such a situation, CosMedica Laser Clinic has opened the doors of laser and aesthetic treatment for everyone in an exceptional initiative. CosMedica has launched the Priority Membership Card (PMC) to enhance customer service at a reasonable cost. Customers will get a special discount on all services if they take membership with this card for just 600 taka. Popular actress R...
Apollo Clinic now in Dhaka

Apollo Clinic now in Dhaka

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India’s renowned hospital chain brand Apollo joins hands with the country’s pioneer healthcare brand JMI for ensuring access to world class treatment for patients in Bangladesh. JMI Group will establish and operate Apollo Clinic in Dhaka. A license agreement has been signed in this regard between JMI Specialized Hospital Limited and Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited. JMI Group Founding Managing Director and Chairman of JMI Specialized Hospital Limited Mr. Md. Abdur Razzaq and Head of Franchise Business at Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited Mr. Tarun Gulati has signed the license agreement in a signing ceremony held at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Tuesday (23 January, 2024) afternoon. JMI Specialized Hospital is a subsidiary of one of the JMI Group’s sister concern and publicly...
Diabetics patients have ways to fast safely: ACEDB

Diabetics patients have ways to fast safely: ACEDB

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Modern medical methods have made fasting easy and safe. By following some rules, diabetics patient can fast easily. On Friday (January 19, 2024) Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Diabetologists of Bangladesh (ACEDB) informed this info in an event organized at National Press Club. The event was organized on the occasion of Dia-Ramadan Awareness Month program announced by ACEDB for the month of Rajab. In addition to the month-long program of the organization, some programs were highlighted to safely observe the fasting of diabetic patients. According to ACEDB, fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. So, fasting is a must for every adult Muslim. Research has shown that about 80 percent of diabetic patients in Bangladesh maintain fast. According to a statistic, around 50 mil...
DAM Free medical camp for early detection of cervical cancer

DAM Free medical camp for early detection of cervical cancer

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A free medical camp was held with the aim of cervical cancer screening in collaboration with the Urban Primary Health Care Project of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. A total of 40 sex workers received cervical cancer screening services from Syedabad DIC in Dhaka at that time. The program was organized as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (RA) who founded the Ahsaniya Mission. Assistant Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (Health and WASH Sector) Dr. Naila Parveen inaugurated this event at Monday (December 4, 2013). She said, 'Women over 30 years of age, especially female sex workers, are at risk of cervical cancer. Therefore, every woman above the age of 30 and sex workers should undergo cervical cancer screening at least once every 5 years. ‘Since...
Tobacco is a serious threat to public health

Tobacco is a serious threat to public health

Health
Rezaur Rahman Rizvi Tobacco is a product that has no good qualities; on the contrary, it would not be an exaggeration to call it a product of death. But the people of our country are not behind in the use of tobacco. On the contrary, they are hastening their deaths by consuming harmful tobacco. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2017 report, nearly half of all tobacco users die from tobacco. Tobacco is linked to six of the eight leading causes of preventable death worldwide. Tobacco users have a 57% higher risk of developing tobacco-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, COPD, or lung cancer, and a 109% higher risk of developing other tobacco-related cancers. As a result, more than 161,000 people in Bangladesh die of diseases related to the use of tobacc...
Controlling Hypertension Crucial for Heart Health:  Speakers at World Heart Day Webinar

Controlling Hypertension Crucial for Heart Health:  Speakers at World Heart Day Webinar

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) claim more than 20 million lives worldwide every year, with hypertension being one of the major contributing factors. The prevalence of heart disease and the number of deaths attributed to it are increasing in Bangladesh despite 80 percent of such fatalities being preventable. The risk of hypertensive heart disease can be reduced to a great extent by leading a healthy lifestyle, ensuring the supply of hypertension medicine at the grassroots level, and by increasing the budget allocation in this sector. On the occasion of World Heart Day 2023, public health experts and heart specialists highlighted these issues at a webinar titled "Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Bangladesh and Way Forward", organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for P...
Addressing Nutritional Anemia: A Call for Comprehensive Solutions

Addressing Nutritional Anemia: A Call for Comprehensive Solutions

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Raisa Mehzabeen Nutritional anemia is a pressing health issue that often goes unnoticed amidst the myriad of health concerns in our fast-paced world. This silent epidemic, primarily caused by a deficiency in essential nutrients like iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid, affects millions of people, particularly in developing countries. It is a condition that not only comprises the physical well-being of individuals but also hampers their overall quality of life. To combat this insidious problem effectively, we must recognize the situation's urgency and embrace comprehensive solutions that encompass education, nutrition, and healthcare. One of the most alarming aspects of nutritional anemia is its prevalence among vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, and the eld...
Expansion of mental health services at the community level is the need of the hour: DU Vice-Chancellor

Expansion of mental health services at the community level is the need of the hour: DU Vice-Chancellor

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"The biggest obstacle to the treatment and prevention of mental illness in Bangladesh is people's misconceptions about it.” Today, in the opening ceremony of the 6th Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Conference at the Senate Building of Dhaka University, the Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said this.  He also said - the connection between body and mind is complementary to each other.  One cannot be thought of without the other.  If there is a disease in the body, medicine is needed, and if there is a disease in the mind, it also needs treatment.  He congratulated everyone on the advancement of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Department in the last 25 years. Also, he praised the important role played by the Clinical Psychology Department and Clinical Psychol...
Decision to provide hypertension medicine from Community Clinic to be implemented soon: CBHC Line Director at journalists’ workshop

Decision to provide hypertension medicine from Community Clinic to be implemented soon: CBHC Line Director at journalists’ workshop

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The government has recently taken a decision to include medicine for hypertension in the drug list of Community Clinic to combat hypertension, which is highly commendable. However, along with the proper implementation of this decision, the necessary budget must be allocated to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines at Community Clinic and Upazila Health Complex to control the growing prevalence and death from hypertension and hypertension-related non-communicable diseases.  Speakers highlighted these issues at a workshop for journalists titled “Hypertension Control in Bangladesh” held at the capital’s BMA Bhaban on Wednesday, July 19. The workshop was organized by the research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) with support from the Global Health Advocacy Incuba...