Liver Foundation of Bangladesh observed Chittagong Hepatitis Day 2012
20 Jul 2013
The CHD 2012 was observed by Liver Foundation of Bangladesh with much enthusiasm. Dr. A F M Ruhul Huq, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Enamul Huq Mostafa Shaheed, Minister of Social welfare, Dr. Md. Afsarul Amin MP, Minister of primary & mass education, Govt. of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Mohammad Monjur Alam, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, Prof. A S M Fazlul Karim, President, Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital and Mr. Talukder Noman Anwar, Head of Marketing, Communication and Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bangladesh gave special messages on the occasion of the day; it was published in the CHD 2012 Souvenir.
The day activities started with a colorful Awareness Rally; started from Badamtoli Point, Agrabad and ended at Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital after passing various points of the city. Hundreds of children, Students, Teachers, Doctors, elites, patients and common people attended the rally.
A well designed mobile Hepatitis Information Booth wrapped with awareness slogans distributed thousands of awareness leaflets to mass people at different prime locations of Chittagong city throughout the day.
A special Seminar was held in the Auditorium of Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital. Prof. A S M Fazlul Karim, President of Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital, Life member & Regional Head (Chittagong division) of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh presided over the seminar.
Dr. Md. Afsarul Amin MP, Minister, Primary & Mass Education was the chief guest on the occasion.
Brig. Gen. Dr. Fashiur Rahman, Director, Chittagong Medical College and Mr. Talukder Noman Anwar, Head of Marketing, Communication and Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bangladesh attended as Special Guests.
At the beginning of the seminar, one minute silence and special prayer was offered for the departed soul of Late Prof. Sahadat Hossain, an eminent pediatrician of Chittagong.
Welcome address was given by Dr. Mohammad Yusuf, Associate Professor, Dept. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital Medical College and Life member of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. He welcomed the distinguished participants of all the awareness programs. He stated that, the Chittagong Hepatitis Day 2012, which is first ever observed at Chittagong today, is a mile stone to create awareness about viral hepatitis in this region.
Prof. A Q M Mohsen, Vice Chairman of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh gave emphasis on the importance of awareness of viral hepatitis.
The Key note speech was delivered by Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General, Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. He narrated the past and present activities of Liver Foundation and its future vision. He told that the Liver Foundation is playing a key part of the efforts to raise awareness of viral Hepatitis both nationally and internationally with active participation of World Hepatitis Alliance, Geneva. He appealed everyone to come forward for creating mass awareness on liver diseases in Bangladesh. Prof. Ali also urged the people, government and non government organizations to stand by the side of Liver Foundation for making a specialized center for liver diseases at Chittagong.
Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Former Head, Dept. of Medicine, Chittagong Medical College; Prof. Dr. Sayeeda Noor Jahan Bhuiya , Former Principal, Chittagong Medical College; Mr. S M Morshed Hossain, Vice President and Dr. Anjuman Ara, Secretary General, Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital welcomed the much needed viral hepatitis awareness program of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. They expressed their commitment to support the activities of the Liver Foundation and requested to stage this kind of awareness program every year at Chittagong.
Brig. Gen. Dr. Fashiur Rahman thanked the Liver Foundation for organizing such a mass awareness program on that day at Chittagong.
Mr. Talukder Noman Anwar of HSBC Bangladesh expressed great satisfaction of the overall humanitarian activities of the Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. He told that under the corporate sustainability program of HSBC; they are participating in Free Hepatitis B Vaccination Program of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh since 2007 and believes that HSBC will continue this program with Liver Foundation of Bangladesh in coming days.
Hon. Minister Dr. Md. Afsarul Amin MP in his speech as chief guest, welcomed the humanitarian efforts of Liver Foundation and thanked for performing CHD 2012 today. He said it will help substantially to create awareness of mass people on viral Hepatitis at his home district, Chittagong. He assured of all out support to the Liver Foundation in coming days and invited everyone to help and cooperate with the Foundation to fulfill its dream of making a Liver Foundation Centre at Chittagong.
At the end, Hon. Minister inaugurated the Free Hepatitis B Vaccination Program by vaccinating a child by himself.
It may be mentioned that under this Free Hepatitis B Vaccination Program, 415 orphan children of Sharkari Shishu Paribar (Govt. Children Home) of Potia, Roufabadh, Hathazari and Choto moni Nibash, Roufabadh, Chittagong was screened and vaccinated. This program was sponsored by HSBC, Bangladesh.
Prof. A S M Fazlul Karim, Chairperson of the seminar appreciated the Liver Foundation of Bangladesh for organizing such an excellent awareness program on Liver diseases first ever at Chittagong. He believes that such an efforts of the foundation will continue in coming days. He also expressed his commitment that Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital will be by the side of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh in such noble cause.
Mr. Golam Mostafa Kanchan, an eminent social worker of Chittagong & Life Member of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh thanked the Hon. Minister, all the participants of all the programs, authorities of Chattagram Maa o Shishu Hospital, Dept. of Social Service, Ministry of Social Welfare and HSBC, Bangladesh. He also thanked print & electronic media and other participants for their all out support to make the CHD 2012 Successful.
A scientific seminar on “Liver Diseases & its prevention in Bangladesh” was held, it was chaired by Prof. A Q M Mohsen, Vice Chairman of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh.
The speakers were : Dr. A.S.M. Ahsanul Karim, Assistant Professor. Dept. of Medicine, University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC); Dr. Muhammad Yousuf, Associate Professor, Dept. of Gastroenterlogy & Hepatology, Chattagram Maa-o-Shishu Hospital Medical College; Prof. (Dr.) Md. Abu Sayeed, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Chittagong Medical College & Hospital; Prof. (Dr) Mahmood A. Chowdhury (Arzu), Professor, Dept. of Child Health, Chattagram Maa-o-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Prof. Shamsun Nahar, Former Professor & Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gaynecology, Chittagong Medical College and Prof. Mohammad Ali, Professor. Dept. of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery & Liver Transplant Surgeon, BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka.
They presented the various aspect of Viral hepatitis, jaundice, hepatitis in pregnancy, neonatal Jaundice and Advancement of Hepatobiliyary Pancreatic surgery & Liver Transplant in Bangladesh.
Dr. Mamunur Rasid, Dr. Hasim Rabbi, Dr. Nazmul Hakim, Lifer members and Mr. Zunaid Murshed Paiker, Coordinator (operations & program), Liver Foundation of Bangladesh were actively involved in organization of all the events of the day to make CHD 2012 happen.
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