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Supplementary food supply

Researchers in a Meet the Press opined that the knowledge level among people varied in terms of balance diet, nutrition, supplementary foods. They urged more concern from the Government and individual level to teach people about immune system thus in terms developing herd immunity among the people of Bangladesh to fight crisis like current COVID-19 pandemic. The Meet the Press on “Knowledge of Nutrition and a Balanced Diet on the Public Health Emergency Situation during the Covid-19 Outbreak” was organized at the Liaison Office of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur on June 01, 2020 ...

Digital mental health services to rebuild inclusiveness

A dialogue session on mental healthcare was organized at the liaison office of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur on Thursday. The program was facilitated by Dr. Wazed Research and Training Institute, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Digital Healthcare Foundation, Dhaka, Eminence, Bangladesh and Western Sydney University, Australia. Professor Dr. Shuchita Sharmin, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, presented her keynote paper in today’s healthcare dialogue. She mentioned that mental well-being is a fundamental component of WHO’s definition of “health”. While SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages- talks about

1st death by CORONA in Bangladesh

A coronavirus (COVID-19) infected person died today at a hospital here today, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) .

“A COVID-19 patient died today. He was over 70 and was also suffering from a combination of diabetes, hypertension, kidney ailments and high blood pressure,” IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora said a p...

Europe panicked over India’s pharma export curbs

India’s top pharmaceuticals export group said the government’s curbs on some drug exports amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak has caused panic in Europe and will “severely impact” businesses in the sector. India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has restricted the export of 26 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and the medicines made from them, in a move seen aimed at tackling possible domestic shortages of medicine during the outbreak, reports Reuters, New Delhi.

Global virus emergency as death toll gets larger

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing in Geneva on Thursday, reports AFP. “We must all act together now to limit further spread… We can only stop it together.”

Life expectancy rises to 72

Life expectancy at birth increased to 72 years last year in Bangladesh from 71.6 years in 2016, according to a survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). bd-childFor women, life expectancy increased to 73.5 years in 2017 from 72.9 years in 2016, says the survey titled Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2017. However, in comparison to women, the life expectancy of men increased a little between 2017 and 2016. In 2017, men's life expectancy was 70.6 years whereas it was 70.3 years in 2016. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa ...