Annual Conference on Tuberculosis – 2016


Annual Conference on Tuberculosis – 2016

On19th March, 2016 NATAB Anti-Tuberculosis  organizes Annual Conference on TB  with the theme “Zero Deaths, disease and Sufferings due Tuberculosis”  at LGED Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka.

Begum Matia Chowdhury, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the Conference as Chief Guest.  Dr. Md. Qamrul Islam , Line Director ,  Director MBDC TB, Leprosy, NTP, DGHS, Md. Nurul Fazal Bulbul, Founder Director, EXIM Bank Ltd.,                        Dr. Md.Akramul Islam, Director – TB, Malaria, WASH, BRAC gave their valuable speeches and  Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud, Joint Secretary of NATAB and Senior technical Advisor, CTB, MSH. Mr. Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, President, NATAB Central Executive Committee presided the conference. Mr. Khairuddin Ahmed Mukul , Secretary General NATAB welcomed everybody.

The speakers said that to reach the theme  of the conference “Zero Deaths, disease and Suffering due to Tuberculosis” , Engagement of communities, civil society organizations and public private care providers. To stop TB, different factors should be noticed, early diagnosis and treatment, provide special heath care facilities to the migrated village  people  to urban and it is very urgent  to control Tobacco use through awareness and enforcement.

Mr. Mozaffar Hossain Paltu said that NATAB Volunteers is working in country level to ensure that governments remain strongly committed to implementing  TB control policies. NATAB  influencing  policy-makers, funders and international decision-making  bodies through a variety of channels – conferences,  summits and symposia, celebrity spokespeople, meetings  between various levels of government and civil society organizations, news coverage, official memoranda of  understanding (MOUs), parliamentary debates and other political events, partnership meetings, patients’ organizations, press conferences, private physicians, radio  and television talk shows, service providers.

NATAB volunteers aims to change knowledge, attitudes and practices among various groups of people.It frequently informs the public of the services that exist for diagnosis and treatment and relays a series  of messages about the disease – such as “seek treatment  if you have a cough for more than three weeks”, “TB hurts your lungs” or “TB is curable”, “TB treatment is free of cost” etc.

Mr. Mozaffar Hossain Paltu said that people with different complication came to health facility centers due to tobacco use . Two types of costing arouses there. One is   Out-of-pocket expenditures borne by households and another costs borne by the health system in the public sector, again from premature deaths and disabilities of smokers income of that family losses. Total expenditure due to  tobacco illness is too much above the revenue earning by the government from the Tobacco. He also requested Hon. Minister that tobacco cultivation should reduce to save the fertile agricultural lands.

Honorable minister asserted the audience that she will raise all the issues in the parliament. She also acknowledged that without involving civil society, it is not possible to control TB. NATAB  can take part in policy making, perusing knowledge and innovation that can dramatically change TB prevention and care, can remove stigma, superstition from mind of general population, can drive them for early diagnosis, early care seeking for TB services and can motivate them.


             Annual Conference on TB 2016

Conference theme: “Zero deaths, disease and suffering due to Tuberculosis”

 Date: 19th March, 2016

Venue: LGED Bhaban Auditorium, Level – 2, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, DHAKA

Time Events Persons
08:30 am – 10.00 am Registration All participants
                                10:00 am – 11:00 am Inaugural Session
Recitation from Holy Quran Imam, LGED Mosque
Address of Welcome Mr. Khairuddin Ahmed Mukul, Secretary General, NATAB
Speech of Guests of Honor Dr. Md. Qamrul Islam, Line Director ,  Director MBDC TB, Leprosy, NTP, DGHS
Md. Nurul Fazal Bulbul ,Founder Director, EXIM Bank Ltd.
Speech of Special Guest Dr. Md. Akramul Islam, Director – TB, Malaria, WASH, BRAC
Speech of Chief Guest Matia Chowdhury, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Speech of Chairperson Mr. Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, President, NATAB Central Executive Committee
Award giving ceremony Matia Chowdhury, MP Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Vote of Thanks Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud ,Joint Secretary of NATAB Central Executive Committee & Senior Technical Advisor, CTB Bangladesh, MSH
11:00 am – 11:30 am                                                             Tea Break
          11:30 am – 12:45 pm Business Session 1
Session Chairs Prof. Dr. Ruhul Amin, Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology, Dhaka Sishu Hospital & Project Director, BPA TB Project        Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud, Joint Secretary of NATAB Central Executive Committee & Senior Technical Advisor, CTB Bangladesh, MSH
Presentation 1 NTP Tuberculosis Control in Bangladesh: an Overview ,Dr. Md. Mojibur Rahman, National Program Consultant, NTP
Presentation 2


Addressing the issue of limited funding for TB, Dr. M.A. Hamid Salim ,Advisor to NTP Bangladesh on Global Fund & MDR TB NTP
Presentation 3


Increase in the child TB detection in Bangladesh through capacity development of physician and health workers, Dr. Shakil Ahmed,  Associate Professor of Pediatric, ShSMC & Project Coordinator (Training), BPA TB Project
Presentation 4


End TB Strategy and its implementation, implication,Dr. ViKarunnesa Begum, National Professional officer, WHO
Presentation 5

The Union

Pictorial Health warning messages in packet of tobacco product. Mr. Syed Mahbubul Alam Tahin,LL.M Technical Consultant,The Union
12:45 am – 01:00 pm Open floor discussion Presenters & participants
01:00 pm – 02:15 pm                                          Prayer Break & Lunch
                    02:15 pm – 03:30pm Business Session 2:
Session Chairs Dr. Md. Yasin Ali, NATAB Ec member,Dr. Md. Ashraf Uddin, Deputy Director, MBDC & Program Manager, TB, DGHS
Presentation 6


Improving TB situation in selected urban areas of Bangladesh and special emphasis on slum, marginalized population and Gender Dr. K Zaman, Senior Scientist & Epidemiologist, ICDDR,B
Presentation 7


 Patient centered TB care and prevention to identify the missing cases Dr. Quazi Al Mamun Siddique, Senior Manager TB Control Program, BRAC
Presentation 8

Ashar alo society

TB and HIV Co-infection Scenario in Bangladesh (Experience Sharing) Dr. Nilufar Begum. Medical Consultant and TB-HIV Focal person, Ashar Alo Society.
Presentation 9 NATAB Tobacco Epidemic and need for Tobacco control A.K.M. Khalil Ullah, Project Manager,NATAB Tobacco Control Project
Presentation 10


NATAB ACSM activities in TB control of Bangladesh : Role of civil society Dr. Moniza Farah, Project Coordinator, NFM TB Control Project(GFATM), NATAB
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm Open floor discussion Presenters & participants
03:45pm – 04:00pm Closing speech Chairperson
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm                                            Refreshment and closing.

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