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Sunday September 24, 2017 04:35 PM



  • WB to provide of $570m loan for health sector

    WB to provide of $570m loan for health sector

    ‘The bank and the Bangladesh government will work jointly to implement both the health sector and the government procurement standard development projects’

  • Why 10 million Bangladeshis have Hepatitis B

    Why 10 million Bangladeshis have Hepatitis B

    ‘Although so-called proper donor screening is done prior to blood transfusion every time, they are unable to prevent viral hepatitis
    which includes Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C’

  • Micro-nutrient deficiency prevention seminar held at IUB

    Micro-nutrient deficiency prevention seminar held at IUB

    Dr West emphasised the role of cutting edge biology such as nutritional genomics and proteomics to elucidate the cellular mechanisms of deficiencies and interventions

  • Govt, Green Delta sign deal on healthcare project

    Govt, Green Delta sign deal on healthcare project

    SSK is a “dream project” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the population living below poverty line

  • Draft law unlikely to stop illegal organ trade

    Draft law unlikely to stop illegal organ trade

    ‘Complying with this law is difficult as cases show organs are matched with family members in only 50% of cases. There are cases when people want to donate a kidney to a friend or someone else for humanitarian reasons. But the law creates a barrier’

  • First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

    First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

    Dengue is spread by two mosquito species-Aedes aegypti and to a lesser extent Aedes albopictus-both of which breed in stagnant water pools

  • Did Bangladesh slip up in chikungunya prevention?

    Did Bangladesh slip up in chikungunya prevention?

    According to data collected from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), thousands of cases of chikunguniya have been treated at the hospital this year

  • Pharmacies run out of suppositories as chikungunya cases rise

    Pharmacies run out of suppositories as chikungunya cases rise

    ‘Over the past two weeks, the supply of suppositories have increased, but it is still not enough to meet the hike in demand’

  • Zika ‘might cause’ paralysis syndrome

    New research gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

    The study was carried out using blood samples from 42 patients who became ill in a previous outbreak.

    The Lancet authors say they developed the neurological problems around six days after Zika infection.

    Leading scientists described the study as "compelling".

    Zika was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in early February.

  • 600-bed specialized hospital in Uttara

    Bangladesh Aichi Medical Group has made an agreement with Japan's Ship Healthcare Holdings Inc to build 600-bed specialized hospital in the capital's Uttara.

    The agreement was signed on Thursday at the capital's Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim was present during the agreement signing ceremony.

    Bangladesh Aichi Medical Group Chairman Dr. Md Moazzem Hossain and Ship Healthcare Holdings Inc Chairman Hirotaka Ogawa signed the agreement from their respective company.

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