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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...
Exclusive healthcare convenience for GPStar users at Apollo Imperial Hospitals, Chattogram

Exclusive healthcare convenience for GPStar users at Apollo Imperial Hospitals, Chattogram

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Grameenphone has recently signed an agreement with Apollo Imperial Hospitals in Chattogram to provide its GPStar customers in the commercial capital with special healthcare privileges. The agreement signing ceremony took place at the Apollo Imperial Hospital premises on May 22, 2023, further solidifying Grameenphone’s dedication to enhancing the lives of its most prestigious subscriber base. Dr. Ananth Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Imperial Hospitals, and Samrine Bokhari, Circle Business Head of Grameenphone’s Chattogram Business Circle, formalized the remarkable alliance. Manas Majumder, Head of Business Development, Apollo Imperial Hospitals and other senior officials from both organizations were also present at the ceremony. Following the agreement, GPStar customers can now...
Promoting E-cigarettes in the Name of Study on Smoking Alternatives

Promoting E-cigarettes in the Name of Study on Smoking Alternatives

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With funds from multinational tobacco companies, a vested quarter is promoting e-cigarettes and vaping products in the name of research on smoking alternatives. Association for Community Empowerment (ACE) Bangladesh, UK-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR), and Enam Medical College are promoting a so-called research protocol on tobacco harm reduction among Bangladeshi diabetic patients, a study being financed by Foundation for Smoke-free World (FSFW), a Philip Morris International (PMI) sponsored front organization. These organizations have conducted such campaigns before. With patronage from the tobacco industry, such a clever campaign has been launched at a time when the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has taken the initiative to amend the tobacco control law whic...
CIS & A-PAD arranged an International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management and Building Resilience

CIS & A-PAD arranged an International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management and Building Resilience

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Community Initiative Society (CIS) and Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) jointly organized an international symposium on “Disaster Risk Management and Building Resilience: Safer Community, Safer Society” in Dhaka on November 22, 2022, at Utshab Hall, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Dhaka, Bangladesh The symposium was held in connection with the “Capacity Building Project for the establishment and Sustainable Management of a Multi-sector Platform for Disaster Management in Bangladesh” which is being jointly implemented by CIS and A-PAD. This international symposium was held to build up a partnership between two leading disaster management organizations CIS and A-PAD that are in a strong position to tap and establish a Multi-sector Platform in this region. This sympo...
Medical camp organized by Creatocell Interior

Medical camp organized by Creatocell Interior

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On 11th September 2022, the well-known interior company in Bangladesh Creatocell Interior conducted a medical camp with their employees. The campaigning was carried out with fifteen interior workers under the supervision of three doctors. It was mentioned that these people are the regular workers of this company. The company's primary intention was to focus on identifying the blood group of their workers and checking up on their physical health. On that day, all the workers had been briefed by the doctors on safety measures during their working hours. Founder and CEO of Creatocell Interior Apurba Khandaker said, " Healthy and skilled workers are a valuable asset for a company. That being the case, we organized this medical campaign for them to ensure their smooth workflow and reduce the...
General Pharmaceuticals employees will receive insurance from MetLife

General Pharmaceuticals employees will receive insurance from MetLife

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General Pharmaceuticals Ltd., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh, has partnered with MetLife to provide insurance for its employees and their dependents against accidents, disability, loss of life and medical emergencies under MetLife’s policy. General Pharmaceuticals has selected MetLife as an insurance provider because of the insurer’s customized solutions, online claims settlement service, faster payment of insurance claims and financial strength. Established in 1984, General Pharmaceuticals limited produces many categories of life-saving medicines which are distributed across Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, MetLife provides insurance protection to over 270,000 employees and their dependents of more than 800 organizations. An agreement signing ceremony has recently ...
Aster Hospitals partners meet held in Dhaka

Aster Hospitals partners meet held in Dhaka

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Indian largest private healthcare service provider Aster Hospitals recently organized a meet-up for their business partners in Bangladesh. Aster Hospital's manager of international sales Saptak Das addressed the partners at the event. Dr. Hariprakash Chakravarty (Senior Consultant: Neurosurgery), Dr. Vikram Kekatapure - Head and Senior Consultant - Head and Neck Oncology, and Dr. Sonal Asthana, Lead Consultant - HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery and other senior officials including all partners attended the conference. Aster Hospitals has presented itself for the first time in Bangladesh. Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, they are one of the few entit...
Visa Eases Access to Medical Care in India for Patients from Bangladesh

Visa Eases Access to Medical Care in India for Patients from Bangladesh

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Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, announced today that it has partnered with Vaidam, a hospital care discovery platform, to make payments easier for medical travelers from South Asian countries seeking healthcare in India. Soumya Basu, Country Manager, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, Visa said, “Seeking medical facilities in a foreign country and navigating the process can be complex and intimidating. We are pleased to partner with Vaidam to enable citizens of Bangladesh seeking medical treatment in India with more comfort, wider access and the benefit and convenience of using their Visa cards to pay. India receives a sizable number of its medical visitors from Bangladesh and we are grateful to be able to cater to these care-seekers with discounts on their medical ...