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Stimulating public toilets at CNG filling stations

WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka North City Corporation has inaugurated a modern public toilet at Zaman Filling Station in the city, funded by H&M Foundation, today. It is one of its kind sanitation facility built at a CNG filling station to support travelers with a safe, clean and well-equipped washroom, free of charge.Md Mesbahul Islam, CEO, Dhaka North City CNG_Refuelling_Station_in_DhakaCorporation, inaugurated the public toilet in presence of Mr Masud Ali Khan,...

$ 1m award for Bangladeshi innovators

GSK and Save the Children have launched their fourth annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award (HIA). The award rewards innovations in healthcare that help to reduce child deaths in developing countries and have the potential to reach even more children. Eligible innovations must have resulted in tangible improvements to under-5 child survival, be sustainable and have the scope to be scaled-up and replicated. Bangladesh-based BRAC won part of the prize fund in 2013. The Award is one of a number of initiatives from GSK and Save the Children’s five-year partnership, which combines the two organisations’ expertise and skills with the aim to help

CAReMCH inks deal with Indin BLK Hospital

India’s eminent healthcare facility BLK Super Speciality Hospital has recently inked a strategic pact with CARe Medical College Hospital (CAReMCH) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The pact aims to help CAReMCH become a leading healthcare destination for its people through educational, scientific and medical cooperation between the two institutions. According to the agreement, New Delhi-based BLK Super Speciality Hospital will provide assistance to CAReMCH in capacity building for its health professionals, knowledge and skill transfer through its highly specialized pool of eminent doctors and world class infrastructure. In keeping pace with the rapid changes in health care, assistance would also be provided to CAReMCH for enhancing their capacities in latest Radiotherapy Treatment, Bone Marrow T...

$ 150m World Bank grant for health

The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved US$150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh's health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to US$508.9 million. The support will help the government address health sector challenges, including sustaining and improving immunization coverage, improving deliveries for pregnant women at public wbhealth facilities and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, the World Bank said in a statement. Bangladesh has reduced under-fiv...

South Asia continues to remain polio free: WHO

The South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), comprising of 11 countries including Bangladesh, continues to remain polio free since the last case was reported in West Bengal, India, in January 2011. All countries in the Region continue to maintain a very high vigil for poliovirus detection and environmental surveillance - collection of samples from sewage - is being conducted regularly whoin India, said a WHO statement today. It said prompt and adequate response to vaccine-derived polio viruses (VDPVs) detect...

Digital health app by Banglalink

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Banglalink, one of the leading digital communication service providers has brought a digital health app named “Banglalink Health Zone” for the first time in Bangladesh. This app will enable users to enjoy personalised health service, from the comfort of their own homes. Banglalink users will be able to store their comprehensive health data with the app’s Advanced Technology Dashboard. The users can arrange their health-related information and can share the information with physician or care provider through their mobile. By subscribing to “Banglalink Health Zone” users will receive all health contents sourced from