Road Safety

As progress is made in the prevention and control of infectious diseases, the burden of noncommunicable diseases and injuries is increasing. Road traffic injury is the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years, and the eighth leading cause of death for all age groups, surpassing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and diarrhoeal diseases.

Mapping of health professional education institutions

Medical Education and Health Manpower Development Unit under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), together with WHO, conducted a mapping of health professional education institutions in Bangladesh.
The findings have been included in the report “Mapping of Health Professional Education Institutions in Bangladesh”, which was disseminated on 2nd May 2019 in Dhaka in the presence of Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director General DGHS, Dr Bardan Jung Rana WHO Representative to Bangladesh, health officials and representatives of health development partner organizations.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility

Dhaka, 6 May 2019 - 1.35 million people die on the world's roads each year. Road traffic injuries are the leading killer of children and young adults aged 5-29 years .

WHO estimates that in Bangladesh road traffic crashes claim nearly 25 000 lives every year and thousands more suffer injuries.

World Health Day 2019

World Health Day is celebrated today, 7th of April, by WHO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare together with health partners under this year’s theme - Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Primary Health Care.
During the celebration event, attended by Mr. Zahid Maleque MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with high level public officials and health partners, guests expressed their support to Bangladesh for achieving UHC.

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