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Bangladesh Bans the Import of Indian Chickens Due To Fear of Bird Flu

Major Motiur Rahman of Bangladesh Rifles said that they seized 16000 Indian chickens from border areas in eastern district of Comilla and northern district of Rajshahi which were later burned due to the fear of bird flu. // ..Bangladesh has tightened its border security following the outbreak of bird flu in India. Officials of Bangladesh health service said that there has been no reported outbrea...

Bangladesh Ill-Prepared for an Outbreak of Bird Flu

Smuggling of chickens from India into Bangladesh has heightened fears of an outbreak of bird flu in the country. ..In February India had reported cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of the avian flu. // About 105 humans have died in Asia since the outbreak of bird flu in 2003. Over the past two weeks border security guards have seized and culled over100,000 chickens smuggled into Bangladesh from In...

Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector

The visiting Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya A Obaid said that Bangladesh has attained progress //in some sectors, but it still has many challenges to address in the health sector to become an advanced country. ....She said that in population controlling, reducing child and maternal motility rate, empowerment of women, gender equality and increasing access to...

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

Bangladesh's immunization campaign has been successfully completed with 96 percent of children under five being covered, through the three rounds, in three Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs). // ....Carried out on April 16th, May 13th and June 11th, the campaign aimed to cover 22 million children under the age of five, to protect them from the possible resurgence of the poliovirus. ......

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

Bangladesh's immunization campaign has been successfully completed with 96 percent of children under five being covered, through the three rounds, in three Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs). // ....Carried out on April 16th, May 13th and June 11th, the campaign aimed to cover 22 million children under the age of five, to protect them from the possible resurgence of the poliovirus. .......

Bangladeshi Baby gets New Lease of Life in Delhi

A three-month-old Bangladeshi baby got a new lease of life in Delhi after doctors here in a leading private hospital performed a critical but successful heart operation upon him.// ....Toqi Ahmid, from Dhaka underwent the five-hour long open-heart surgery in Fortis Hospital on July 31 and will be discharged Saturday. ...."When the baby came to our hospital, the different chambers and veins of...

HIV/AIDS prevention program extended by 18 months in Bangladesh

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (HAPP) under the aegis of the Health Ministry of Bangladesh, scheduled to end in December 2006, after a period of five years, is slated to// continue for another 18 months, paving the way for added intervention for those under extreme risk, including injected drug users. The thrust of the programme during the extended period will be on safe blood transfusion measur...

NIDs Targets Immunizations To 22 Million Children In Bangladesh

Many governments have taken the National Polio Eradication Initiatives and now in an effort to eliminate polio re-emergence, 14th National //Immunization Days (NIDs) have planned to immunize 22 million children in Bangladesh under the age group of 0-5. ..Government of Bangladesh will carry out the initiatives along with the support of UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International...

Bangladesh to Set Up HIV/AIDS Diagnosis Laboratories

Bangladesh has decided to set up 10 HIV/AIDS diagnosis laboratories and counselling centres in various hospitals as HIV cases are on the rise// in the country. ....The decision was announced at the second meeting of the National Safe Blood Transfusion Council here Wednesday, local news agency UNB reported. ....The meeting, chaired by health advisor Major General (Retd.) Matiur Rahman, also appr...

Kolkata's Birla Hospital to Foray into Bangladesh

Kolkata's B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre is planning to set up a 200-bed super specialty hospital in Bangladesh as well as eight diagnostic// centres with an initial investment of Rs.300 million. .. ..Suyash Borar, chief operating officer of the hospital, told IANS: "We are going to set up a hospital and eight other diagnostic centres in Bangladesh with an aim to provide quality and affordab...

Bangladesh Wages a War Against Polio – 22 Million Children to Receive Vaccinatio

Dhaka - Bangladesh is on a massive vaccination drive. Nearly 22 million children under the age of five are slotted to take up the vaccination// that will protect them against one of life’s most crippling diseases- Polio. ....UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta) and the Bangladesh Government have teamed...

Encephalitis Kills 6 in Western Bangladesh

Six people have died from encephalitis disease in western Bangladesh's Kushtia district in the last three days, which has created panic among people// as the number of patients rises everyday. ..Doctors at Kushtia General Hospital said that more than 50 people are being treated at the hospital and the number of patients is growing day by day, The Daily Star reported Thursday. ....According to t...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned against the bird flu situation in Bangladesh and said it is "serious". The country needs a long term strategy to control the deadly H5N1 strain, the FAO said. ......Though no cases of human infection have been reported in Bangladesh, some 157,000 chickens have been culled and 1.5 million eggs destroyed as the virus spread to...

Bangladeshi Wins America's Junior Miss Contest

Nora Ali, daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants to the United States, has been crowned America's Junior Miss 2007. ......Nora, 17, won the final competition, held in Alabama Saturday, by bagging prize money of more than $60,000, The Daily Star said Wednesday, quoting website wcco.com. ......"I just want to start a business and maybe even start a bio-medical company with my elder sister who does st...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

New research by the British charity Save the Children, shows that if a Bangladeshi family wanted to eat a simple nutritious diet , they would have to spend three times their salary on food. ......According to official estimates reported by The Independent, this would amount to a 1,700 pound bill at the supermarket each week. ......The research calculated how much a healthy diet, based on local...
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