April – June 2019

Big Tobacco Tiny Target Bangladesh Study report disseminated
Dhaka AhsaniaMission (DAM) disseminated the study report entitled “Big Tobacco Tiny Target Bangladesh” with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) on 23 April 2019 at Tofazzol Hossain Manik Mia Hall (Ex VIP Lounge) of the National Press Club, Dhaka. Honorable Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury
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Study on relapse and associated factors among the Drug Users in Bangladesh revealed
DAM revealed Study report on relapse and associated factors among the Drug Users in Bangladesh on 6 May 2019 at DAM auditorium,Dhanmondi. The event was chaired by the President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Kazi Rafiqul Alam. Moreover Senior Lecturer of Public Health Department of North South University read more}
DNCC committed to allocate budget for implementing TC Law in Dhaka city
To observe ‘World No Tobacco Day 2019’ DAM and DNCC jointly organized a discussion meeting on progress of implementation of tobacco control law and future action with the support of CTFK on 30th May 2019 at the DNCC Conference Room at 1.30 pm and the Chairperson of the meeting Chief Health Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Brig. read more}

National Vitamin A plus Campaign observed

DAM-Health Sector’s Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project, DNCC PA 5 (Uttara), and CoCC PA-1 (Cumilla) organized Vitamin A+ Campaign on 20th June 2019 and 22th June 2019 in Comilla respectively at the Projects’Nagar Matri Sadan and satellite centers.
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Meeting on review the draft TC guideline for LGIs’ held

The 2nd meeting of the committee on review the draft common tobacco control guideline for LGI was held on 26/05/19 at Local Govt. Division, Bangladesh Secretariat, at 12.00 pm. On that meeting decided that the final feedbacks from the other members read more}
Reaction on budget regarding Tobacco tax expressed

DAM Health Sector organized a meeting for expressing reaction on budget regarding tobacco tax on 15 June’2019 at 12.00 pm at the meeting room of DAM Health Sector Office, Shyamoli, Dhaka and reacted on proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019-20.Mr. Iqbal Masud,
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Formation of human chain demanding tobacco tax increase
On June 17, 2019 at 10.30 am, a human chain was formed demanding increase of supplementary duty & government revenue, impose specific tax on tobacco products and ensure public health in proposed budget of fiscal year 2019-20 in front of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) at Segun Bagicha, Dhaka. read more}
Bengali New Year Celebrated
DAM Health Sector is one of the most vibrant sectors of the Mission. In order to prevent fatigue from workload and to increase amity among the Sector personnel, it organizes several significant events to celebrate festivities. read more}
National Level Workshop on BCC strategy development
A National Level Workshop was held at 06 May 2019 at Time Squire, Dhanmondi, Dhaka on BCC strategy development under PEPSEP project. read more}
Organized Municipality level workshops on BCC strategy development
The project conducted 2 Municipality level workshops in Savar and Satkhira Municipality area where representatives of private health service providers, Municipality Counselors, Municipality Medical Officer, read more}
Orientation on BNA project held
No initiative does not see success of light if there is no sustainability plan. For ensure sustainable Dofa (Production Unit) Kashimpur Central Jail-1 prison authority took a great and new initiative in their prison. Last June-2018 two time demanding training read more}
Youth Participation in Drug Prevention Program
On 29 June 2019 Ahsania Mission Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center organized a seminar on Youth Participation in Drug Prevention Program at the seminar room of Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology (ADUST). read more}
IEHRR project Coordination Meeting held
During this reporting period Zone Coordinator of Integrated Emergency Humanitarian Rohigya Response (IEHRR) project attended 10 coordination meeting in Camp 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19. To develop the quality of services in camps, read more}
MoU signed between DAM and Monasef Community Health Sector
A MoU was signed on 22 May 2019 between Mr. Alauddin and Dhaka Ahsania Mission, according to which Mr. Alauddin handed over the Monasef Health Center situated at Tongi, Gazipur to DAM read more}
Facilitating government to operate mobile courts for Tobacco Control Law violation
On 10 April’2019, a mobile court was operated by the Zonal Executive Officer of DNCC, Zone-5 (Deputy Secretary) and Executive Magistrate Mir Nahid Ahsan to stop illegal advertising of tobacco companies at Agargaon Sher-e Bangla Nagar, Shyamoli and Rayer Bazar area. read more}
DSHE has circulated a notice on TC issue
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has circulated a notice on 24.04.2019 regarding abstaining from tobacco products (smoking and smokeless) use in the school compound and in front of students even outside of the school. read more}
Orientation workshop on implementation of hospitality sector strategy in Chottagram
An orientation on implementation of Tobacco Free Hospitality Sector Strategy was held in Chattogram on 04 April’2019. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) jointly organized this orientation meeting at the Conference Hall of Divisional Commissioner Office, Chattogram with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). read more}
International Participation
“Take A Part Workshop”, Bangkok, Thailand: Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director, Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission participated in the Take A Part Workshop, held in Bangkok, Thailand from June 24 – 26, 2019. read more}
International Participation
“Regional Pilot Training on Universal Family Skills”, Jakarta,Indonesia: During June 17-19, 2019, a Regional Pilot Training on Family United titled “Universal Family Skills to Prevent Negative Social Outcome” was held at Hotel Marqueur, Jakarta, Indonesia organized by UNODC. read more}
International Participation
“International Recovery Conference”, Melaka, Malaysia:Research is one of the significant activities of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM). read more}
Two months long campaign program-2019 organized
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To observe the World No Tobacco Day 2019 with due importance and to create enormous pressure to the government for imposing high tax on all tobacco products, DAM Health Sector undertook two months (April-May’19) long campaign program with its own fund. At every Saturday of the months of April & May’19, a seminar was organized by DAM Health Sector on various topics of tobacco control; like-read more}

March organized demanding Tobacco tax increase
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A march was organized on 24 June 2019 at 10.30 am from Shahbag to Press Club in the Dhaka city. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) took the initiatives as lead organization and other anti-tobacco organizations including National Heart Foundation, ACD, YPSA, TABINAJ, SUPRO, BITA, PROGGA, Aid Foundation Bureau of Economic Research, read more}

Seminar held on Ensure the Female Drug User Health Rights
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On the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day observance Female Drug treatment center organized a seminar on “Ensure the Female Drug User Health Rights“. The seminar held at DAM Dhanmondi Office auditorium on 27 June 2019.read more}

Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum organized
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Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has organized a six-day long training on Universal Treatment Curriculum ( Common co-occurring mental and medical disorder-an overview for addiction professionals and Crisis intervention) for the drug addiction treatment professionals, including Doctors, read more}

Jessore Drug Treatment & rehabilitation center celebrate the founding anniversary
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Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation center, Jessore organized a discussion meeting on the occasion of the 9th founding anniversary of the center. A number of family members and clients were attended the discussion meeting organized on this occasion. read more}

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-2019 inside prison observed
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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-2019 was observed inside prison through awareness meeting and leaflet distribution at 4 working prison of DAM-GIZ-IRSOP Project. read more}

Skill Development Training inside the Prison Started
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As a part of sustainable rehabilitation, skill development training has started in inside the prison on furniture making (partex & plywood) trade on 21 April-2019 at Kashimpur Central Jail-1 under GIZ-IRSOP Project.read more}

Peer Volunteer Training held
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Peer Volunteers are working inside prison for helping prisoners in several areas including identifying prisoners for counseling, providing information on drug treatment, withdrawal management, general health, HIV/AIDS, TB etc. read more}

Hena Ahmed Shanti Nibash inaugurated
Hena Ahmed Shanti Nibash inaugurated

Almost 7% of the Bangladesh population consists of senior citizens and the number is increasing day-by-day. According to National Policy on Older Persons 2013 and United Nations, any person at or above 60 years of age is considered as a senior citizen. A significant portion of this population cannot live with their families for various reasons. read more}

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