The healthcare scenario of Hatiya, an island Upazila on the southern Bangladesh, is changing fast. Over the last two years or so, six of the upazila’s nine union level health facilities have started offering 24/7 delivery services, the latest being Chanondi Union Health and Family Welfare Centre (UH&FWC) in Subarnachar Upazila in Noakhali.
Department of Environment (DoE), BUET Debating Club and Save the Children are currently organizing a debate competition on environment among students of universities in Bangladesh to celebrate upcoming World Environment Day 2018.
For 13 years old Farzana Akhter, it was a different experience, “we always see boys and girls playing separately and girls feel shy to play in the playground, but it is the first time I participated in such a competition where boys and girls have played together.
Save the Children signed MoU with Directorate General of Health Services on April 11, 2018. Country Director Mark Pierce signed on behalf of Save the Children and senior officials from DGHS including Prof Dr. AHM Enayet Hossain, Additional Director General of Health Services (Planning and Development) and Line Director, Non Communicable Diseases Control, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) were present on the occasion.
The year 2019 was a milestone year for us for a number of reasons. Founded in 1919 to alleviate the sufferings of children devastated by World War 1, Save the Children completes its 100th year as an organization globally. It was also the first year for the current Country Strategic Plan 2019-2021. Linked to our operational presence nationwide through child-centered thematic programming, we also worked closely with the government in supporting and contributing to several policy processes in 2019, notably The National Community Health Workforce Strategy and the Urban Community Volunteers Management Guidelines.