Though the Directorate General of Health Services recently requested health officials outside the capital not to refer patients to Dhaka, the number of patients from outside still remains high.
This month witnessed more than 300 dengue deaths as the toll crossed 600-mark on Sept 2; 700 on Sept 8; and 800 on Sept 16
Bangladesh’s dengue situation is critical, with one of the highest mortality rates in the world and the worst outbreak in history. This outbreak stems from the abundance of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the presence of the virus in human populations.
Cancer is a major health problem in Bangladesh, with an estimated 156,775 new cases and 108,990 cancer deaths in 2020. The most common cancers in Bangladesh are lung cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.
Stoicism used to be practiced by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and is still followed by today’s social emperor Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and many others. It is a way of life planned to make people more resilient, happier, virtuous, and eventually better individuals and authorities.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects a staggering 1.28 billion people globally and is linked to serious health issues like heart disease and stroke. What is troubling is that it often goes unnoticed since symptoms are not always apparent. Regular check-ups are crucial for detection.
Surjer Hashi Network recently organised counselling sessions to raise awareness about cervical cancer in its 134 clinics across the country, says a press release. About 2,500 women participated in the counselling session. Such sessions will help in both prevention and early detection of this deadly disease.
AI-SAROSH, an AI-powered platform aiming to revolutionise access to Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health (SRMH) resources and services in South Asia, hosted the 2023 Grant Cycle Co-Design Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Sexual and Reproductive Health for South Asia” from September 13 to 17, 2023, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.