Joint Efforts by Ministry of Environment and Health Aimed at Public Well-being

Today, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury and Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Samanta Lal Sen, alongside a delegation from the global organization Resolve to Save Lives, convened to discuss collaborative strategies.

Key attendees included Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Rokeya Sultana; Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, and the former director of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the former commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Dr. Abul Basar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Director General of the Department of Health, among others.

The meeting focused on joint efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases stemming from environmental pollution, such as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. Recognizing the government’s responsibility to safeguard public health, discussions emphasized proactive measures to address these health concerns.

The Bangladesh government expressed openness to consider proposals outlined in a concept paper from Resolve to Save Lives, outlining potential collaboration opportunities within the country.

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