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Dettol-Channel i Porichchonno Bangladesh launched

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

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

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

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

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...

Convocation of postgraduate on pediatric nutrition

The convocation ceremony and workshop on ‘Postgraduate Program on Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN)’ was held at Lé Méridian in the capital on November 22. Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI), in collaboration with Boston University, organized the one-year certificate course engaging 4300 healthcare persons from around the world. Following last year’s success, 300 pediatricians from Bangladesh took part in the course this year. The certificate distribution ceremony and workshop follows one-year course in pediatric nutrition. Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, Minister of Ministry of Food attended the ceremony as Chief Guest, while Professor Dr. Anayet Hossain, Additional Director General, Directorate General of