Conference on ‘Urban TB Initiative’ held in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:27, May 19,2017

 
 

A two-day conference on the Urban Tuberculosis Initiative in Bangladesh was held at a hotel in Dhaka on Monday and Tuesday.
National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Directorate General of Health Services organised the conference in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development’s Challenge TB Project in Bangladesh.
During the conference, TB experts from Bangladesh and other countries, various development partners and academia shared a series of technical papers highlighting the importance of urban health approaches in prevention and treatment of tuberculosis in big cities, said a press release.
Attending the conference as chief guest, director general of DGHS Abul Kalam Azad said, ‘What we have done to combat TB in Bangladesh is truly remarkable. However, urban TB still poses a threat to urban communities and needs to be properly addressed. It is time we became united to eradicate TB completely.’
Secretary of health Sirazul Islam, DGHS additional director Ehteshamul Haque Choudhury, among others, attended the conference.

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