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To protect the next generation from the deadly grasp of tobacco and to reduce the number of new tobacco users, Dhaka Ahsania Mission has demanded an increase in the price of tobacco products in line with inflation. This demand was made at an event titled ‘Post-Budget Reaction: Tobacco Pricing and Taxation,’ held on Monday (June 10, 2024) at the Meeting Room of Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. The keynote paper was delivered by Iqbal Masud, Director of the Health and WASH Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. He pointed out that in recent years, the prices of essential goods have…

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Huawei has awarded the winners of its ICT competition ‘Women in Tech’ at its Gala Ceremony held on Tuesday (4th June) at hotel in Dhaka . Inspired by the theme “Tech for Her, Tech by Her, Tech with Her”, the competition was launched for the first time in Bangladesh last year. With UNESCO as the strategic partner, the competition aims to develop local ICT talent and enable knowledge sharing among current female STEM students at universities and those who graduated in the last two years. From 750 participants, 18 were selected for the final round. At this stage there were…

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Although advertising and promotion of tobacco products are prohibited under the Tobacco Control Act, the lack of effective enforcement has led to the tobacco company’s strategic and enticing advertisements resulting in the vulnerability of the country’s youth. Therefore, Dhaka Ahsania Mission Youth Forum for Health and Wellbeing advocates for effectively implementing the Tobacco Control Act, 2005 (amended 2013) to protect the youth. They emphasized this demand during a press conference held at the auditorium of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Health Sector on Thursday (30 May 2024) morning. Currently, 48 percent of the total population in Bangladesh comprises young people. The…

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The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) will be observed tomorrow (31 May 2024, Friday) around the globe. The global theme of WNTD 2024 is “protecting children from tobacco industry interference”. In Bangladesh, the event will be observed under the title “Tamak Companir Hastokkhep Pratihato Kari, Shishuder Surokkha Nishchit Kori”. According to 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) data, globally at least 37 million young people, aged 13–15 years, use some form of tobacco on a regular basis. Tobacco industry often employs a number of ill tactics to get the children and adolescents hooked their deadly brands. The list of cunning tactics…

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Huawei has recently organized its campus recruitment program at Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET). It was held at Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator in CUET. Selected candidates will get the opportunity to work with Huawei. Around 200 students from CUET’s CSE, EEE and ETE Departments took part in the recruitment process consisting of MCQ examinations and interviews. The program was conducted by Md. Fara Newas, Senior HR Manager; Iftekhar Rahman, HR Manager; Md Khalid Hossain, HR Executive from Huawei South Asia. Prof. Dr. Jamal Uddin Ahamed, Pro Vice-Chancellor, CUET, was also present at the event. Md. Fara Newas…

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Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Chief Whip of the Opposition and General Secretary of the National Party, has announced that the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 will prioritize increasing taxes and prices on all tobacco products. He conveyed this message during a meeting with representatives of the Ahshania Mission in Dhaka on Monday afternoon at the National Party’s central office. During this time, He further stated that there is no alternative but to increase taxes and prices on all tobacco products, including cigarettes, in the budget for the fiscal year 2024-25, in order to enhance public health protection and generate…

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The existing tobacco tax structure is hardly playing any role towards achieving a tobacco-free Bangladesh. Economists, journalists, and public health experts are now calling for effective tobacco tax and price measures in the upcoming FY 2024-25. Such issues have been raised today (22 May) during a virtual roundtable titled “Tobacco-Free Bangladesh: The Need for Strong Tobacco Tax and Price Measures”, organized by PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA). It was informed in the event that, between 2021 and 2023, the prices of essential commodities, such as sugar, potatoes, and flour (atta) have seen a hike extending from…

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After winning in the regional phase of the Huawei ICT Competition 2023-24, the Bangladesh team is going to China to participate in the global round. This group of three students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) left Dhaka for China last night. The students are Shuvam Agarwala, Rakesh Kar and Md. Mazharul Islam from the RUET Computer Science and Engineering Department. Earlier, the team secured third position in the Asia Pacific (APAC) round of the Huawei ICT Competition in Jakarta, Indonesia, competing against 6,400 students from 14 countries. Following this round, they are going to participate in the…

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With the aim of proper implementation of Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products (Control) Act (Amendment-2013) initiative of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority-BRTA and Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Health Sector training has been provided to 565 public transport drivers at the Zoar Sahara BRTC Bus Depot in capital on 13th , 16th and 20th May’24 jointly. Adut Rahman Emon, Program Officer of the Tobacco Control Project of the Health Sector of DAM, presented a documentary on the implementation of the Tobacco Control Act and health damage among professional drivers. In the training public transport drivers (Bus, CNG, Laguna, Tempu) are informed about…

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The prevalence of hypertension and hypertension-related various non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is growing increasingly in Bangladesh. Although the government has taken several initiatives to control hypertension, ensuring necessary allocation for an uninterrupted supply of medicine across the country remains a challenge. According to experts, premature deaths from NCDs can be reduced to a great extent by controlling hypertension alone. They recommended allocation of the necessary funding for this sector in the upcoming budget for FY 2024-25. These issues were highlighted at a discussion meeting titled “Hypertension Situation in Bangladesh and Way Forward” held at the capital’s BMA Bhaban on Thursday, May…

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