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Call for ensuring trans-fat-free safe food- Speakers at World Food Safety Day Webinar

Call for ensuring trans-fat-free safe food- Speakers at World Food Safety Day Webinar

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Excessive amount of trans fat in food is increasing the prevalence of heart diseases and various other non-communicable diseases along with the overall fatality risk in Bangladesh. Safe food must be ensured by controlling trans fat levels in food to protect public health. The government has passed the "Controlling Trans-Fatty Acid in Foodstuffs Regulation 2021" to curb the use of trans fats in food. However, not much progress has been noticed in terms of its implementation. Comprehensive implementation of the regulations is required to reduce the risk of trans-fat-induced heart diseases. Speakers highlighted this information at a webinar titled "Implementation of Trans Fatty Acid Control Regulations: Progress and Way Forward", organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowled...
Bangladeshi Patients Now Can Avail a Wide Range of Medical Tourism Services in Malaysia at Affordable Rates

Bangladeshi Patients Now Can Avail a Wide Range of Medical Tourism Services in Malaysia at Affordable Rates

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In order to promote medical tourism in Malaysia for Bangladeshi patients, ShareTrip and the Malaysian Health Tourism Council (MHTC) have entered into a strategic partnership for the first time. This partnership will offer Bangladeshi patients a wide range of medical tourism services in Malaysia at affordable rates. This collaboration aims to meet all patient needs, from access to top-notch healthcare facilities and specialized treatments to comprehensive wellness programs. As the leading travel and lifestyle company in Bangladesh, ShareTrip will ensure exceptional customer service and support for patients seeking medical assistance by coordinating appointments, assisting with obtaining medical visas, and providing guidance throughout the patient's journey. The signing ceremony was held ...
OTT Streaming Platform New Trap to Encourage Smoking

OTT Streaming Platform New Trap to Encourage Smoking

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Dramas, movies, and web series popular among young people are promoting smoking scenes by main characters, encouraging tobacco use among minors. OTT streaming platforms have become a new trap encouraging children and teenagers to smoke, with cigarette companies allegedly involved in this scheme. Tobacco control experts and prominent figures are demanding the elimination of smoking scenes in dramas, movies, and OTT content to build a healthy, drug-free nation. This demand was made by speakers at a press conference organized by 'MANAS' at the National Press Club on Tuesday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. The press conference was chaired by the founder president of 'MANAS', Heroic Freedom Fighter Professor Dr. Arupratan Choudhury. Other notable speakers included the General Secretary of the National P...
Harpic Partners with SAJIDA Foundation

Harpic Partners with SAJIDA Foundation

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Harpic, a leading household name in Bangladesh recently announced its partnership with SAJIDA Foundation, an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of marginalized communities of Bangladesh. The signing ceremony was held at the Gulshan-1 headquarters of Reckitt Benckiser (Bangladesh) PLC. The objective of the partnership is to address the pressing health and hygiene challenges faced by sanitation workers, who often belong to marginalized communities and endure social exclusion and discrimination. Senior Advisor of SAJIDA Foundation Mr. Md. Fazlul Hoque, Assistant General Manager Mr. Md. Shafiqul Islam & Akib Haider Chowdhury, Popular Actress & Harpic Brand Ambassador Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Account Director of ASIATIC Sahmida Rashid Anika, Group Account Manager Farhan Karim, General Ma...
Control Hypertension to Curb NCDs- Speakers at World Hypertension Day discussion meeting

Control Hypertension to Curb NCDs- Speakers at World Hypertension Day discussion meeting

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The prevalence of hypertension and hypertension-related various non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is growing increasingly in Bangladesh. Although the government has taken several initiatives to control hypertension, ensuring necessary allocation for an uninterrupted supply of medicine across the country remains a challenge. According to experts, premature deaths from NCDs can be reduced to a great extent by controlling hypertension alone. They recommended allocation of the necessary funding for this sector in the upcoming budget for FY 2024-25. These issues were highlighted at a discussion meeting titled "Hypertension Situation in Bangladesh and Way Forward" held at the capital's BMA Bhaban on Thursday, May 16. The discussion meeting was organized on the occasion of World Hypertension Day b...
DAM-BRTA provided joint training to 180 public transport drivers

DAM-BRTA provided joint training to 180 public transport drivers

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With the aim of proper implementation of the Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products (Control) Act (Amendment-2013) initiative of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority-BRTA and Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Health Sector training has been provided to 180 public transport drivers at the Zoar Sahara BRTC Bus Depot in the capital on today Thursday (18th April’24.) Adut Rahman Emon, Program Officer of the Tobacco Control Project of the Health Sector of DAM, presented a documentary on the implementation of the Tobacco Control Act and health damage among professional drivers. In the training public transport drivers (Bus, CNG, Laguna, Tempu) are informed about the bad effects of direct and indirect smoking, health hazards, and tobacco control laws. Passengers, especially women and children, are...
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...