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Bangladesh on right track to achieve SDG: Maleque

Published : 19 Nov 2019 10:32 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 10:30 AM

With electricity facility in every house, 1888 USD per capita income, 8.13% GDP growth and decreasing rate of infernal and maternal mortality, Bangladesh is on the right track to achieve the SDG goals by 2030. This was stated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque while addressing as the chief guest of the international conference on ‘World Health Service-Achieving the SDGs 2030” in New Delhi, said a press release on Tuesday.

“The health sector of the country has improved a lot. Thousands of community clinics are providing health service at the doorsteps of the people. The construction work of eight cancer hospitals in the eight divisions, hospitals for liver cirrhosis is progressing rapidly”, Maleque added.

The way Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is directing the nation, Bangladesh will achieve the SDG goals before 2030, he commented, added the release. To promote global health, the Minister highlighted four key issues to the world leaders and said that the whole world should unite for rapid global health development.

India’s health minister ?Harsh Vardhan presided over the conference. Health Minister of Nepal Upendra Kumar Yadav, director general of Bangladesh Health Department Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, WHO’s regional director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh and other health specialists, doctors, organization chiefs across the world were also present, among others.