Health Status Improved
Increased use of evidence-based research and policy analysis for health planning and decision making
icddr,b and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), with support from USAID’s Research for Decision Makers (RDM) Activity, recently organized a two-day Workshop on Data Analysis and Thesis Writing. A total of 26 health professionals participated in this workshop. Professor Ashrafunnesa, Chairperson of Dept of Gynecological Oncology, BSMMU, was present on both workshop days. Under the capacity development initiatives of RDM, through training of this sort, junior and mid-level health professionals receive hands-on training on different tools and techniques of data analysis and thesis writing.
Findings of the Bangladesh Adolescent Health and Wellbeing survey 2019-20 has recently been disseminated through a national seminar where Mr Md Zahid Maleque, MP, hon’ble minister of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare attended as the Chief Guest. Ms Shahan Ara Banu, ndc, Director General, Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP); Dr. Nasima Sultana, ndc, Additional Director General, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); and Mr Xerses Sidhwa, Director, Office of Population Health and Nutrition, USAID/Bangladesh attended as Special Guests. Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, Executive Director, icddr,b attended the event as Guest of Honor.
USAID supported Research for Decision Makers (RDM) activity of icddr,b and Data for Impact (D4I) combinedly organized a Storytelling with Data session with health journalists on newborn deaths caused from prematured birth and low birth weight (LBW). Professor Mohammad Shahidullah, Chairman, National Technical Working Committee Neonatal Health; and Dr Sayed Rubayet, Country Director, Ipas Bangladesh attended the session as technical experts. Dr Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Associate Scientist of icddr,b made the keynote presentation. The session was chaired by Dr Shams El Arifeen, Senior Director, Maternal & Child Health Division (MCHD) of icddr,b. Fourteen health reporters from eminent media houses attended the session. Dr. Kanta Jamil, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, USAID/Bangladesh also attended the event. Speakers discussed about the prematurity and LBW burden in Bangladesh, innovations and interventions to reduce the burden and importance of bringing positive changes in the mindset of the care seekers to prevent these unwanted deaths. The event has received wide coverage in national media outlets.
Marking World Pneumonia Day 2020, USAID's RDM activity with Data for Impact (D4I) organized an evidence sharing session on childhood pneumonia situation of the country with Bangladesh Health Reporters' Forum. Eminent scientists Prof. Dr. Samir Kumar Saha, Prof. Dr. Md. Ruhul Amin, Shams El Arifeen, Dr. Mohammad Jobayer Chisti attended the session along with 12 journalists from the leading media houses of the country.
icddr,b, Bangladesh Perinatal Society (BPS), Bangladesh Neonatal Forum (BNF), and Department of Neonatology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), with support from USAID’s Research for Decision Makers (RDM) Activity, jointly organized a three-day workshop on ‘Capacity Development Workshop of Health Professional on Data Analysis and Thesis Writing’ between September 26-28, 2020. The training workshop was facilitated by the team of Maternal and Child Health Division (MCHD), icddr,b and BSMMU. About 15 medical professionals from the prominent medical institutions attended this workshop.
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