Mass awareness is needed to reduce chances of getting affected by both infectious and non-infectious diseases, speakers said at a divisional workshop in Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Awareness of diseases can also play an important role in alleviation of poverty in the country, they told a workshop, styled ‘Sensitisation workshop with stakeholders and journalists on health education and promotion’ held in the divisional health director’s conference room.
They also stressed the need for more focus on bringing down the women and children mortality rate, one of the millennium development goals.
Dr Fakrul Islam presented a keynote paper on infectious diseases and Dr Alauddin on non-infectious dieses at the workshop, organised by Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programme in conjunction with health and education bureau under the health ministry.
They underscored the need for a social movement and mass awareness through newspapers and electronic media for achieving the target.
ABM Tanjimul Haque, divisional director of health department, was present as chief guest at the workshop presided over by Abdus Salam, divisional official of health education bureau.
Sajedul Islam, civil surgeon of Rajshahi, Fakrul Islam, deputy director of health department of Rajshahi, Mohamed Shajahan, director of Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programme, and Mustafizur Rahman Khan, a local journalist, also addressed.
Source: The Daily Commercial Times