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: tareq.salahuddin@thedailystar.net

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

October 9, 2016
October 9, 2016

Guide to surgical options and chemotherapy

Some of the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colon, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers.

August 7, 2016
August 7, 2016

Rotavirus vaccine in national immunisation - how far?

Early this year thousands of children got access to rotavirus vaccines in India with the start of a national introduction

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

"Talk to the girls, listen to their needs and keep them in school"

Recently leading international rights, development, civil society and private sector organisations launched a new data and research partnership to monitor and drive progress on gender targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at Women Deliver conference.

May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016

A global charter for the public’s health

“Taking action to improve the public’s health is set to move into a higher gear”, according to Dr. Mengistu Asnake, President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). “Releasing a template for action to improve health in the modern world makes a timely contribution”, he adds.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Hope in the remote Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar Women and Children's Hospital — a project of Hope Foundation serves the people living in remotest area of Bangladesh. In some specialised services like fistula operation, they provide tertiary care at free of cost which is even rare in some district level hospitals.

November 1, 2015
November 1, 2015

A decade of tracking progress

Countdown to 2015 – Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival – launched its 2015 Report on October 19, 2015, at the first Global