Survey finds people don’t take actions to prevent Aedes mosquito

7 September 2016 - A survey conducted by WHO Bangladesh in collaboration with the Disease Control Directorate of the Ministry of Health found that though there is some awareness about the menace of Aedes mosquito, action is lacking on the part of the citizens to control mosquito breeding. There is also a lack of knowledge about where Aedes mosquito can breed or its biting habits. Almost half of the respondents did not know how dengue is transmitted and two-thirds of them have no knowledge about the cause of Zika and Dengue fever.

WHO supports national consultation on the SDGs and the role of UHC

31 August 2016 - A national consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the role of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was held in Dhaka today. WHO Country Office for Bangladesh provided technical support to the Health Economics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to organize the event. The meeting aimed at offering an opportunity for the Bangladesh government and its partners to reflect upon the meaning of health and the health-related SDGs. It also discussed the role of UHC and changes needed in order to achieve the health SDGs.

MNT elimination in Bangladesh: a journey towards success

Rubayyat Fatema/WHO Bangladesh

10 August 2016 - Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) have been among the most common lethal consequences of unclean deliveries and umbilical cord care practices. When tetanus develops, mortality rates are extremely high. Deaths from MNT can easily be prevented by hygienic delivery and cord care practices, and/or by immunizing mothers with tetanus toxoid vaccine, which is effective and offered free of charge by the Government of Bangladesh through its Expanded Programme on Immunization. Bangladesh achieved MNT elimination status in 2008; WHO Bangladesh provides technical support to help Bangladesh maintain this status.

WHO regional workshop on post-disaster mental health and psychosocial support

25 July 2016 - A two-day WHO regional workshop dedicated to strengthening capacity and preparedness for post-disaster mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) began in Dhaka today. The workshop will review the existing MHPSS capacity of SEARO member-countries and introduce and train participants on WHO tools. Participants will share experiences and good practices on MHPSS across member states, discuss a multisectoral public health approach for providing MHPSS and the health system response. The event will also focus on developing an outline to integrate MHPSS with the disaster management response plan at the country level and formulate strategies and recommendations for countries to strengthen community resilience and community action for mental health and psychosocial support.

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Constitution, Executive Board and World Health Assembly


Vacancies in the WHO Bangladesh Office


Procurement of goods and services

Ebola virus disease outbreak

Information on current situation

Zika virus disease outbreak

Information on the current situation


Past stories from the WHO Bangladesh website

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