World No Tobacco Day 2019
Dhaka, 20 June 2019 - The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) together with WHO and health partners observed on the 20th of June The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019. The theme of this years’ WNTD is "tobacco and lung health" and the slogan is “Don’t let tobacco take your breath away - choose health not tobacco”. A national programme was held in Dhaka at the National Museum Auditorium to observe the day.
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.
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.