Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Bangladesh 2017 Manuals

Bangladesh has conducted the second round of GATS in 2017. The dissemination of the findings of the Survey – as fact sheets – took place on 14 August 2018. The Survey followed a rigorous protocol which is the global standard for GATS. To maximize the efficiency of the Survey work, three manuals were adapted and translated in Bangla. Though primarily aimed for the field supervisors and interviewers, these manuals were used extensively by all the personnel who worked to implement the Survey. These manuals were prepared by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics – the implementing organization of the Survey – with technical assistance from WHO Bangladesh and CDC, USA.

Technical Guidelines on WSP Implementation for Water Supply Operators

Safe water is indispensable for life and all the water supply systems should deliver safe water to the consumers. Environmental pollution and other manmade and natural activities pose risk to safety of water that needs to be controlled at all stages of a water supply system like collection from source, treatment, storage, distribution and use. This can be achieved through implementation of water safety plan and water supply operators have vast responsibilities in this regard....


The extent of drinking water safety depends on the source water quality as well as operation and maintenance of the technologies used to fetch water. Diseases causing pathogens and other contamination may often come in contact with the water that we drink due to negligence. Hence, necessary measures are required to prevent contamination of water at each steps of a water supply system. Water Safety Plan is the means of keeping water safe from source to point of consumption ...

Guidelines for Implementation of Water Safety Plan, For Hospital and Clinic

Patients go to hospital or clinic where they wait for treatment and often need to be admitted. Here lot of patients and other visiting people drink water directly from the water supply system of the hospital or clinic. However, the supply water at hospital or clinic is often not monitored for contamination and people become infected with new diseases by drinking this water. Hence, the authority of such healthcare facilities needs to check the water for contamination regularly. In addition to knowing the risks of contamination, they also should know how to control the risk to keep water safe....

New Publications

Recent publications

WHO Collaboration in Bangladesh: Biennial Report 2008-2009

The WHO Biennial Report 2008-2009 outlines and describes the work of the World Health Organization in Bangladesh during the biennium 2008-2009. It provides information on major activities carried out under the WHO Collaborative Programmes in Bangladesh. This report is an attempt to document the tangible contributions that the WHO Country Office for Bangladesh has made towards health and development in the country. These contributions would not have been possible without the commitment and support provided by Government counterparts, and other professionals within the public and private sectors, including those in academia, research institutes, professional organizations, the civil society and nongovernmental organization.

Journal Publications


Bulletin of the World Health Organization

To publish and disseminate scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective and improves health, particularly among disadvantaged populations. An electronic version can be downloaded free of charge.

The World Health Report

Annual report with an expert assessment of global health including statistics. Focuses on a particular theme every year

World Health Statistics 2018

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators. It also links to the three SDG-aligned strategic priorities of the WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work: achieving universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations.

Contact details

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Address: Country Office for Bangladesh
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Bangladesh PO Box: 250.

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