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BPL receives 2nd US FDA product approval

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited ("BPL" or "the Company"; AIM Symbol: BXP), the fast-growing manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Sotalol Hydrochloride, a generic version of the cardiovascular drug Betapace, following submission of Beximco Pharmaan Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) in June 2014. This is the second product from Beximco Pharma to be approved by the US FDA after Carvedilol, a prescript...

WaterAid launches another public toilet in city

WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka South City Corporation has launched another public toilet at Bahadur Shah Park funded by H&M Foundation. Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, Mayor, Dhaka South City Corporation inaugurated this modern sanitation facility today. This visually stunning, female and disable friendly public toilet at this historically significant location of the city are expected to offer visitors with comfort and convenience. These modern toilet equipped with facilities including separate chamber for male and female, locker, hand 1

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...