Seminar: "Et av mysteriene innen global helse"
10:00 - 12:00
Velkommen til lansering av Lancets nye serie om Bangladesh og deres suksesshistorie innen helse!
Bangladesh , et av verdens mest tett befolkede land, har i senere tid hatt store fremskritt innen helse. Barnedødeligheten går ned, levealderen går opp og vaksinering og tuberkulosekontroll viser at landet er på rett vei når det gjelder forbedringer innen helse for befolkingen. Alt dette skjer på tross av et svakt helsesystem og lite investeringer i helse.
Seminaret vil vare fra 10:00 - 12:00 og foregå på engelsk. Kaffe og frukt fra 09.30
|Moderator:||Richard Horton – Editor of the Lancet|
|Welcome:||Villa Kulild, Director General, Norad|
|Opening remarks:||H.E. Mr. Peter Daae, Honorary Consul General of Bangladesh to Norway|
|Highlights from the Lancet Series:||Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Vice Chair and Interim Executive Director of BRAC and Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)|
|Keynote speech:||Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC|
|Panel discussion:||Dr. Tore Godal , Special Adviser on Global Health, MFA, Norway, Dr. Abbas Bhuiya and Dr.Mushtaque Chowdbury|
Bangladesh, the eighth most populous country in the world with about 153 million people, has recently been applauded as an exceptional health performer. Improvements in the survival of infants and children under 5 years of age, life expectancy, immunization coverage, and tuberculosis control in Bangladesh are part of a remarkable success story for health in the South Asian country. This is despite low spending on health care, a weak health system, and widespread poverty. But the nation still faces considerable problems, including deep poverty and malnutrition, and this is being exacerbated by an evolving set of 21st century challenges.
Two of the key authors of The Lancet's series will take a comprehensive look at one of the "great mysteries of global health", investigating a story not only of "unusual success" but also the challenges that lie ahead as Bangladesh moves towards universal health coverage. In doing so, the authors will illustrate what lessons Bangladesh has to offer with regard to gender equity and female agency in health, as well as innovative, community-based strategies for healthcare delivery.
More on Bangladesh
Read Nobel Prize laureate Amartya Sen's account of the latest developments in Bangladesh here.
Result of BRACs efforts in intergrating children with physical disabilities in schools:
(This video is also available in Norwegian on Norad's YouTube channel)