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World Health Summit 2011 Berlin, Germany

World Health Summit 2011

Berlin, Germany




The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in a Special Council Meeting held on 03 December 2011 expressed heartfelt congratulations to Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for her unprecedented important role in the World health Summit 2011, 23-26 October 2011 Berlin, Germany. The Meeting highly appreciated the effective role of   Hon’ble Minister of health and Family Welfare Prof. Dr A F M Ruhal Haque  in the Summit. Her Excellency, Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh delivered a keynote speech in the World Health Summit on 23 October 2011. Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Prof Dr A F M Ruhal Haque delivered a lecture on 24 October 2011 and also co-chaired a panel discussion on “Promoting Health, preventing NCD-UN High-level Meeting. The Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Health and Family Welfare Minister shared the following success stories of Bangladesh in the World Health Summit 2011:

 ·        Millennium Development Goal  - 4 achievement award at UN General Assembly 2010

·        Reduction of maternal mortality rate by two thirds in 2010

·        Introduction of maternal voucher scheme

·        Establishment of “Well Women Clinics”

·        Reduction of total fertility rate from 2.7 in 2007 to 2.47 in 2010

·        Reactivation of 11000 community health clinics

·        South-South ICT Award on health of women and children received by the PM at the 66th UNGA in New York

·        GAVI supported immunization successes; more than 80% of the population vaccinated by the 20,000 mobile vaccination stations that are in use.

Dr. Tanvira Afroze Sultana, Senior Scientific Officer, BIRDEM was selected by the Academy to  represent the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences to the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Program and World Health Summit 2011. The purposes of the YPL program are to develop leadership skills among young physicians who are potential future leaders and to provide an opportunity to the young leaders to gather experience from World Health Summit 2011. Dr. Sultana was one of 60 nominations of highly qualified young physicians below the age of forty from all over the world. The IAMP finally nominated 20 young physicians including Sultana who was special guest of the World Health Summit 2011 with the theme “Today’s Science-Tomorrow’s Agenda”

Dr. Sultana made a power point presentation at the Special Meeting on her experience at the WHS and the YPL. The Meeting highly praised her important role in the YPL and congratulated her for her excellent presentation in the Meeting