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 The World Health Organisation (WHO) is keen to support Bangladesh in the capacity building of physicians and other health professionals

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is keen to support Bangladesh in capacity building of physicians and other health professionals.

The WHO also expressed its desire to assist Bangladesh to righteously deal with climate change related diseases and acquiring the Universal Health Coverage.

Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Region Saima Wazed has shown the keenness while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the her official Gonobhabhan residence here this night.

PM’s Speech Writer Md Nazrul Islam briefed newsmen after the call on.

“The WHO has expressed its willingness to support Bangladesh particularly in training for capacity building of physicians and other health related professionals,” Nazrul said.

The United Nations agency will work on several issues in Bangladesh, including climate change related diseases, mental health and assistance to climate vulnerable groups like women, children and persons with disability.

Since Bangladesh is one of the worst victims of climate change, where women, children and the persons with disabilities suffer much during any disaster, the WHO will work for the climate vulnerable groups.

Besides, the WHO will support Bangladesh to tackle climate change related diseases that include diseases caused by air pollution, sound pollution and rise of temperature.

In the case of mental health, the organization suggested incorporation of mental health issues like behavioral approach in dealing with patients in all training programmes, education and curriculum of health professionals.

The World Health Organisation will extend support for universal health coverage in Bangladesh.

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