20 August 2020, Dhaka – Today at 2.00 pm, Eminence Associates for Social Development and Bangladesh Urban Health Network (BUHN) jointly arranged an Exclusive Urban Health Policy Dialogue Webinar at Zoom. The Strategic Director of 4SD and Special Envoy of the Directorate General of WHO on COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro was present in the webinar as the special guest speaker. The Chief Executive Officer of Eminence, Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder moderated the webinar. Dr. Talukder and Dr. Nabarro talked about Urban Health, Multi Stakeholder Partnership, Sustainable Development and COVID-19.
Dr. Nabarro said, “Collective action is the key to the future. We need to invest enough in the local level public health systems for the continuation of regular health care services during the pandemic situations like this”. He added, “We are learning every day about the strategies and perspectives of many countries around the world to control the virus. We need a worldwide campaign on COVID. It should be lead by the practitioners of the local level in the cities, villages, communities, groups, societies. The community should be strengthened, empowered and equipped with updated information and knowledge to fight the impacts of the pandemic”. He expressed his hope about the future of Bangladesh and thanked the leaders of the country for their role in keeping the virus in control.
Dr. Shamim said, “In Bangladesh, we are trying to engage the civil society for developing a risk communication plan for 2021-2041. We are also working on the development of a digital health care system in Bangladesh. We hope we can drive the health system towards the needs of the mass people with some solid contributions to the people of Bangladesh and the world”.
This Urban Health Policy Dialogue webinar was broadcasted live from Eminence Associates for Social Development (www.facebook.com/eminencengo) – the official facebook page of the organization.