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Community clinics take care of 12cr patients

Women in Bangladesh wait their turns to be examined by a traditional birth attendant. New technology could save the lives of mothers and newborns. The public is invited to vote to help provide funding to develop that technology.
As the number of patients is increasing at community clinics in rural areas of the country, some 12 crore people received healthcare facilities in 2016. “There are 13,236 community clinics in the country. Now, 80 to 90 percent rural people are receiving treatment facilities from community clinics,” an official of Community Clinics Programme told BSS. While talking to BSS, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said, “Community clinic project is an important outcome of visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. [caption id="attachment_18339" align="alignleft" width="576"]

Dettol-Channel i Porichchonno Bangladesh launched

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The ‘Dettol-Channel i Porichchonno Bangladesh’ Campaign is being launched nationwide to spread awareness regarding well-being and hygiene among the people of the country. People from all walks of life are being called to participate in the campaign which was launched on February 9, 2017. This information was given out in a press conference held at the Hotel Westin on 09 February, 2017. Present in the conference were representatives of Channel i, representatives from Reckitt Benckiser (makers of Dettol), their partners for this campaign Professor Abdullah Abu

BD falls short in tackling childhood stunting

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Scampering up the wall of his tin shack in Bangladesh’s capital, three-year-old Rozzob Ali has the same combination of mischief, charm and boisterous energy as many other boys. But the fourth of five children, all born in a Dhaka slum, Ali shows one danger sign - at 80 centimetres tall, he is a good 10 cms shorter than the ideal height for a boy his age. Poverty and a diet of mostly boiled rice or mashed potato are partly to blame for his stunting, bd-childwhich is caused by a lack of nutrients, protein, vitamins and ...

FDA approval for Beximco Pharma tablets

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Leading medicine exporter in the country Beximco Pharma has received approval for its Metformin Hydrochloride extended-release tablets, 500 mg and 750 mg, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) on recently. These are generic equivalent of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Glucophage XR tablets, 500 mg and 750 mg. Metformin is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. medicine-640Annual sales for Glucophage XR in the US was $918 million for the ...

RunFriday 2: Save the children challenge

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RB (Reckitt Benckiser) and BDRunners jointly organized a charity run 'RunFriday 2: Save The Children Challenge' on Friday (December 2, 2016). 'Save the Children', a global authority is working on reducing child mortality rate and also promoting healthy living amongst children and their families all over the world. Every year RB (Reckitt Benckiser) contributes funds for this cause so that no child dies before reaching   their full potential. This charity run in Dhaka was a continuation of this cause. RB (Reckitt Benckiser) sponsored the "Run Friday 2- Save the Children" event organized by The

Start early, change diabetes: Mashrafe

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Bangladeshi one-day and T-20 cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urged people living with diabetes to start a good innings as early as possible for changing diabetes. “If anyone wants to live well with diabetes, the best option is to be diagnosed and treat early to avoid long term complications,” Mashrafe said at press meet on ‘star early, change diabetes’. The press meet was organised by Danish pharma giant Novo Nordisk, who is working for changing diabetes over 50 years in Bangladesh. imageThe captain recently joined wi...