Dr Tareq Salahuddin

Dr Tareq Salahuddin is an award winning journalist working as the Health Editor of The Daily Star since 2003. He is a Public Health Professional. Dr Tareq, a clinical medical graduate, is a member of Public Health Association of Bangladesh and a former Member of the Governing Council and Policy Committee of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), a J2J Fellow on HIV/AIDS and a member of the International AIDS Society. Contact: [email protected]

World Contraception Day 2022: Reclaiming the reputation of Bangladesh

A woman’s right to choose the number, timing and spacing of children is basic. Contraception is an integral part of decision-making.

1y ago

Overcoming the stitches of the obstetric fistula

Hamida Begum had a history of prolonged labour of seven days when delivering her first baby – it injured her birth canal massively.

2y ago

Fatty liver disease is killing us!

The number of patients with various liver diseases are on the rise. Some of them are related to the lifestyle, some with metabolic syndrome and other factors. However, having a proper knowledge of these diseases are important.

4y ago

Introduction of rotavirus vaccine: how far is the journey?

Bangladesh has been planning to introduce the rotavirus vaccine for quite a long time. But it does not seem to be very fast. Children

5y ago

HBOT: The oxygen revolution therapy and its potential

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialised oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It is called the oxygen revolution therapy due to the marvelous outcome of treatment.

5y ago

Challenging TB in Bangladesh

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

5y ago

The rising threat of NCDs in Bangladesh

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries like Bangladesh.

5y ago

Obesity is increasing among the younger generation in Bangladesh

Obesity and overweight are considered both non-communicable diseases and risk factors. Obesity and overweight increase the risk of diabetes, cancer and cardio-vascular diseases (CVD).

5y ago
September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

World Contraception Day 2022: Reclaiming the reputation of Bangladesh

A woman’s right to choose the number, timing and spacing of children is basic. Contraception is an integral part of decision-making.

January 30, 2022
January 30, 2022

Overcoming the stitches of the obstetric fistula

Hamida Begum had a history of prolonged labour of seven days when delivering her first baby – it injured her birth canal massively.

June 2, 2019
June 2, 2019

Fatty liver disease is killing us!

The number of patients with various liver diseases are on the rise. Some of them are related to the lifestyle, some with metabolic syndrome and other factors. However, having a proper knowledge of these diseases are important.

May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019

Introduction of rotavirus vaccine: how far is the journey?

Bangladesh has been planning to introduce the rotavirus vaccine for quite a long time. But it does not seem to be very fast. Children

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

HBOT: The oxygen revolution therapy and its potential

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialised oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It is called the oxygen revolution therapy due to the marvelous outcome of treatment.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

Challenging TB in Bangladesh

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

January 6, 2019
January 6, 2019

The rising threat of NCDs in Bangladesh

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries like Bangladesh.

September 23, 2018
September 23, 2018

Obesity is increasing among the younger generation in Bangladesh

Obesity and overweight are considered both non-communicable diseases and risk factors. Obesity and overweight increase the risk of diabetes, cancer and cardio-vascular diseases (CVD).

June 18, 2017
June 18, 2017

Global accolade for a Bangladeshi microbiologist

Each year American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognises some renowned scientists for their outstanding contribution in

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

Imperatives for ensuring immunisation: a CSO perspective

The important role played by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in supporting routine immunisation services, creating demand for

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