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Health policy dialogue of icddr,b held

Published : Friday, 11 May, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 272
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To undertake policy analysis on emerging health issues in Bangladesh and promote discussions on evidence-informed health policy process for improved health outcomes, a Health Policy Dialogue titled "Engaging Private Sector to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh", took place on 28 April at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka. This Health Policy Dialogue was organized by the European Union Supported Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence (SHARE) project of icddr,b, says a press release.
The objective of this dialogue was to identify policy challenges in the private health sector in Bangladesh, explore practical solutions and influence developing policy recommendations for future implementation. Prof Dr T A Chowdhury, Chief Consultant, BIRDEM, presided over the Health Policy Dialogue and Prof Robaet Ferdous, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka, moderated the event. Dr Iqbal Anwar, Scientist and Director of the SHARE project of icddr,b presented the keynote speech at the event; while, Dr Mushtuq Husain, Co-ordinator, Co-ordination and Support Center.
DGHS, Ministry of Health, Government of Bangladesh (GoB), gave his welcome remarks. Ashadul Islam, Director General (Secretary in Charge), Bangladesh Employees Welfare Board, Ministry of Public Administration, Government of Bangladesh (GoB), delivered the closing remarks.

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