World Tuberculosis Day 2019

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a joint initiative “Find. Treat. All. #EndTB” with the Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership, with the aim of accelerating the TB response and ensuring access to care, in line with WHO’s overall drive towards Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed Regional Director WHO South-East Asia for second term

Geneva, 26 January 2019 - Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh was today appointed Regional Director for a second term beginning 1 February 2019.

The 34-member Executive Board of WHO endorsed Dr Khetrapal Singh, who was unanimously nominated by 11 Member countries of the Region for another five years.

Bangladesh adopts multisectoral action plan for noncommunicable disease control and prevention

WHO supported Government of Bangladesh to adopt multisectoral action plan for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, a strategy spanning from 2018 to 2025 and involving nearly 30 ministries and agencies. The national multisectoral action plan sets priorities for main stakeholders, being built in accordance with key programming documents such as the 7th Five Year Plan and the 4th Health, Nutrition and Population Strategic Investment Plan (HNPSIP) of the Government of Bangladesh.

Global status report on road safety 2018

The Global status report on road safety 2018, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries.

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World Health Organization
Country Office for Bangladesh
Address: United House (GF to 3rd Floor)
10 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan 1
Dhaka-1212
Bangladesh PO Box: 250.

Tel: 88 0960 40 27200 (Hunting) or 880 2 883 1415, 8831594, 8831656, 8831392, 8831597, 8831617, 8831671, 8831658 and 8831542
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Email: sebanregistry@who.int
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