Additional workforce added to Cox’s Bazar hospital to strengthen Rohingya refugee response

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 21 June 2018: To strengthen health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, additional health workforce has been added to the district hospital here, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population at increased risk of diseases in the ongoing rainy season.

Raising tobacco taxes in Bangladesh, an opportunity for development


Tobacco, being a leading risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer and lung disease, is a major threat to public health. One of the most cost-effective ways to curb the demand for tobacco is to increase the price of tobacco products through effective taxation measures. WHO and partners are recommending changes to tobacco tax structure in Bangladesh in order to align the tobacco tax system with international best practice and evidence.

World Blood Donor Day 2018: An action of solidarity


Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The theme of this year’s campaign is blood donation as an action of solidarity, under the slogan ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’. This highlights the fundamental human values of altruism, respect, empathy and kindness which underline and sustain voluntary unpaid blood donation systems.

Staying healthy during Ramadan


Ramadan is finally here. Millions of Muslims are observing fasting from morning twilight to the evening twilight which lasts for approximately 15 hours a day for one whole month in Bangladesh. During the holy month of Ramadan, people get together to break the fast with rich food with high calories. Some may also engage in less physical activity during Ramadan. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to nutrition during Ramadan to stay healthy and avoid weight gain.

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