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.
Inadequate healthcare, malnutrition and air pollution are causing children to die from pneumonia, which killed on average one child every hour in Bangladesh in 2019. Government officials from Bangladesh committed to reaching global targets of reducing child pneumonia to 3 pneumonia deaths per 1000 live births in ‘Global Pneumonia Forum’.