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Formation of Members of Parliament for NCD Forum Bangladesh

The prevalence of non–communicable diseases (NCDs) is surging globally. Yet, NCDs receive less than 3% of annual development assistance for health to low and middle income countries. It is therefore mandatory to establish political will and prioritizing NCDs in the midst of other health struggles. Hence, sensing the urgency of raising voice in the parliaments and different ministries and constitutions, a forum is needed to build consisting parliamentary members who represents different standing committees and ministries like Health, Education, Trade and Commerce, Finance, Local Government and Cooperative. The forum has great potential to effect innovative changes in addressing the common concerns regarding NCDs, building stronger democratic institutions, advocating for good governance and accountability and sharing good practice. 

The Non Communicable Disease forum (NCDF) and Eminence Associates for Social Development jointly organized a meeting for the formation of Members of Parliament for NCD Forum, Bangladesh on today, 20th January2016 at conference hall of the National Parliament, Dhaka. The notable participants have discussed the scopes and opportunities of establishing such forum in Bangladesh.

The meeting served as a stakeholder gathering of member of parliamentary, doctors ,professor , researchers, officials, and influential media to discuss on the situation of Non Communicable Disease(including- cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, stroke.),  the scopes of the members of the parliament to form a common platform such as a forum to contribute through evidence based policy and advocacy strategies formation and implementation, opportunities of contributing significantly in the prevention and management of Non Communicable Diseases locally, regionally and globally.

The meeting was presided by Prof. Dr. Shah Munir Hossain, Advisor, Food and Agricultural Organization. Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Ruhal Haq,(Honorable Member of Parliament and Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Science and Technology, Member of Public  Accounts Committee of Health & Family Welfare) adorned the chair of special guest while Dr. Habibe Millat, (Honorable Member of Parliament), acted as the chief guest of the meeting. Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eminence gave a presentation introducing action plan for NCDF Bangladesh in the SDGs era.

The meeting covered the following agenda:

  • Introducing Action Plan for NCDF Bangladesh
  • Information update regarding global targets, policies and strategies
  • Scopes of forming a parliamentary forum for NCD prevention and management in Bangladesh
  • Propose structure for the NCDs related parliamentary forum
  • Propose formation date of NCDs related parliamentary forum
  • Propose date of First national Congress on NCDs 

Attendance List of NCD-F Meeting on 20th January, 2016

Venue: Minister Hostel Conference Hall, National Parliament House

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

Organization

1

Nurjahan Begum Mukta

MP

National Parliament

2

Safura Begum

MP

National Parliament

3

Adv Navana Akter

MP

National Parliament

4

Prof Latifa Shamsuddin

Ex President OGSB

OGSB

5

Dr. Aliya Naheed

Head, NCD

ICDDR,B

6

Prof Shah Monir Hossain

SNA

FAO-UN

7

M. M. Reza

CTA

PMMU/MOHFW

8

Dr. Khurshid Talukder

Consultant Researcher

CWCH

9

Dr. Mahmood-uz-Jahan

Director

BMRC

10

Prof. Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Chairman

Department of  Vascular surgery, BSMMU

11

Dr. Md. Fidah Hossain

Associate Professor

Department of  Vascular surgery, NICVD

12

MD Anwarul Azim

MP

National Parliament

13

Forhad Hossain

MP

National Parliament

14

Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder

Founder & CEO

Eminence

 

 

 

 

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