public health

Dhaka's toxic air: A major public health concern

The electronic and press media in Bangladesh has recently been highlighting the findings of the 2018 World Air Quality Report published by Greenpeace and AirVisual. As per this report, Bangladesh...

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

Cox's Bazar: Longest beach or biggest dumpster?

Like all other developing towns and cities in Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar has been growing at a tremendously rapid rate. And, not surprisingly,

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Dhaka's toxic air: A major public health concern

The electronic and press media in Bangladesh has recently been highlighting the findings of the 2018 World Air Quality Report published by Greenpeace and AirVisual. As per this report, Bangladesh...

October 31, 2018
October 31, 2018

Drug abuse must be treated as a public health issue, not a war

In June 1971, in a press conference, US President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as the “public enemy number one.” This was a day after the publication of a ...

November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017

Flies can help in public health surveillance: Study

Science could soon unleash a most incongruous army in the war against disease - one composed of filthy flies.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Poor public health services during Eid

Every Eid, people unfortunate enough to take ill and get admitted to one of the major public hospitals is faced with the same spectacle.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Tobacco tax to benefit multinationals

Multinational tobacco companies will benefit from the proposed budget as the finance minister has not increased the prices of medium and high segment cigarettes.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Good initiative for safe street food

The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) yesterday formally handed over 80 food carts to as many trained vendors at a ceremony with a view to ensuring safe street food and improving public health.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Children and Poverty

Protecting the rights of children and providing the essentials for their development must be part of the definition of poverty reduction.

June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

Regular food check drives in Ramadan: Minister

The government will carry out impromptu drives across the country to check on the quality of food during Ramadan for the sake of public health.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

HC questions govt failure to stop fake drugs

High Court issues rule questioning legality of the government’s inaction to control smuggled drugs and production of counterfeit medicine.