public health

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Why Bangladesh should invest in health information technology

Bangladesh falls short in leadership and commitment to improving the healthcare system.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Why are we vilifying researchers for their work?

Journalists must add nuance to debates, not shut them down

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Why is dengue becoming such a serious public health threat?

The spread of dengue across the country requires better public health preparedness

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Restricted abortion rights in the US will affect us all

To say that Roe v Wade does not affect us is untrue. It jeopardises women's right to choose all over the world.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Closure of unregistered hospitals: Knee-jerk reaction not the answer

DGHS needs a realistic plan to bring unauthorised hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres under regulation.

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 has the most polluted air in the world, and Dhaka is the second most polluted capital city.

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.