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Siddika becomes World Alliance VP as 1st South Asian lady


Dhaka, 21 January, 2021: Siddika Sultana, the executive director of Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO), has been appointed vice president for Asia of the World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry.  She is the first women from South Asia to become the World Alliance Global Leadership role since its operation from 2010, read a press release.  […]

Being self-controlled child may lead to healthier middle-age


Dhaka, 12 January, 2021: Parents, take note. If your child is self-controlled, there are chances that they may be a healthier middle-aged adult, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, determined that people who had higher levels of self-control as children were aging more slowly […]

10 Best Health Tips for Children


Dhaka, 6 January, 2020: As a parent, an important concern you may have is to develop and maintain the good health of your child. Feeding nutritious food to kids, at proper intervals, is a challenge faced by most of the parents. Starting from food, exercise, sleep, family time, doctor visits to following good manners at […]

How to Protect your Child from Colds and Flu in Winter


Dhaka, 10 December, 2020: When the temperatures start to drop during the winter months, children become more susceptible to colds, viruses and the flu. While it’s almost impossible to guarantee your child won’t get sick, there are definitely a number of simple things parents can do to help fend off unwanted germs to keep your […]

Jane Hetherington: The covid impact on children’s mental health


Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: Jane Hetherington is a town councillor and a mental health specialist who lives in Ramsgate. The Ofsted report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the sectors it inspects and regulates has today (November 10) revealed that children have been hit hard by school closures – either during the first […]

Environmental activists demand emergency regulations to ban lead-based paints in Bangladesh


Dhaka, 10 November, 2020: They highlighted harmful effects of lead pollution through banners, placards, festoons, etc., at a human chain formed to mark the 8th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Currently, 90 parts per million (ppm) lead is being used in paint in Bangladesh; Photo: Courtesy The Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) has demanded […]

Children’s mental health and well-being during the Covid-19


Dhaka, 19 October, 2020: Bangladesh, like many other countries across the globe, is facing an unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This coronavirus pandemic has hit the Bangladesh society and economy hard, across all walks of life. In a bid to contain the spread of this novel coronavirus, the Government of Bangladesh has taken […]

Dhaka’s messy medical waste handling puts public health in danger


Dhaka, 19 October, 2020: A scandalous disconnect between the government agencies to streamline and manage clinical waste is posing serious hazards to the public health and environment of Dhaka. But as the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has taken centre stage, the battle to dispose of infectious waste appears to have been sidelined […]

6 tips to prepare your child for easy COVID-19 testing


Dhaka, 14 October, 2020: Back to school means more germs, but familiar symptoms like sore throats, fevers and sniffles have taken on a new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health policies across the country and around the world may require children to get tested for COVID-19 and be symptom-free before returning to school. This means more […]

সুরক্ষা সামগ্রী ও মেডিকেল বর্জ্যের ৯৩ শতাংশই ব্যবস্থাপনার বাইরে: ব্র্যাক


ঢাকা, ৬ই অক্টোবর, ২০২০: বাংলাদেশে করোনাভাইরাসের সুরক্ষা সামগ্রীর বর্জ্য ও মেডিকেল বর্জ্যের মাত্র ৬ দশমিক ৬ ভাগ সঠিক ব্যবস্থাপনার আওতায় আসছে বলে ব্র্যাকের এক গবেষণায় বলা হয়েছে। গত ২০ জুলাই থেকে ১০ অগাস্ট ব্র্যাক জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন কর্মসূচি পরিচালিত ‘কোভিড-১৯ মহামারীকালে কার্যকর মেডিকেল বর্জ্য ব্যবস্থাপনা’ বিষয়ক গবেষণায় অংশ নেয় প্রায় পাঁচ হাজার মানুষ। সোমবার এক ওয়েবিনারে গবেষণার […]


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