WHO pledged continued support to the plans of the Government of Bangladesh to further strengthen community clinics. In a programme held in Dhaka to award the best community clinics of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that her government would take initiative to create a Trust Fund for community clinics to ensure sustainable healthcare for the rural population. .
Community Clinics (CC) in Bangladesh are facilitating delivery of health services to the poor and communities especially in hard to reach areas. People can now avail of health, family planning and nutrition services under one roof of the Community Clinic. CCs have contributed significantly to the improvement of the overall antenatal and postnatal care in Bangladesh. To further build on the successes that it has already achieved, ensuring safe water and sanitation facilities for patients are very important.
On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) World Health Organization is urging all governments and people to do more to prevent Hepatitis B and C- diseases that cause 1.4 million deaths a year. In the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) itself Hepatitis claims around half a million lives each year that is more than malaria, dengue, and HIV/AIDS related deaths combined. The key message is to "Act now and Prevent Hepatitis”. WHO is asking everyone to learn about hepatitis and how to prevent infection, demand safe injections, be vaccinated, and get tested and seek treatment
Bangladesh came forward with a renewed vow to put an end to deaths resulting from tobacco-related diseases while observing the ‘World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)’ on 31 May 2015. This year, as the WNTD theme, WHO calls on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products which remains a major challenge in tobacco control.The illicit tobacco market may account for as much as 1 in every 10 cigarettes consumed globally. Illicit tobacco products lure young people into tobacco experimentation and use because they are more affordable and mislead young tobacco users by not displaying health warnings. Illicit trade causes substantial losses in government revenues.