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29 MARCH 2021

A blood pressure management program for rural communities is cost-effective and could be scaled up in low- and middle-income countries.

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15 MARCH 2021

To improve access TB services for all forms of tuberculosis, USAID’s Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh Activity, in collaboration with USAID’s Infectious Diseases Detection and Surveillance project, is supporting the National Tuberculosis Control Programme to establish a One-Stop TB Service Center at 250 Bedded TB Hospital, Shyamoli, Dhaka.

10 MARCH 2021

A tuberculosis awareness campaign launch was launched, titled “Year-long TB Awareness Campaign in Bangladesh”. The campaign, supported by the United States Agency for International Development through its implementing partner icddr,b and in collaboration with National TB Control Programme, will raise awareness among Bangladeshis, especially vulnerable communities, to better detect and treat TB over the next year.

11 FEBRUARY 2021

In Bangladesh, one in every four households have at least one adolescent (aged between 15-19 years). More than 97% of these adolescents have attended formal education institute- school, college, or madrasa at least once. Nationally, more than 90% adolescents have access to mobile phones. Seven out of ten unmarried boys own a mobile phone. Around half of ever-married females and a quarter of unmarried girls own a cell phone. At least half of the phones are smart phones. Almost half of unmarried males and one-fifth of married and unmarried female adolescents access the internet at least once a week.

03 FEBRUARY 2021

Over the past few decades, Bangladesh has made significant strides in reducing newborn death. The Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) data showed a declining trend in newborn death until 2014. However, the last BDHS 2017-18 report alarmingly shows that the rate has bounced back.

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