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Urban Poverty Published At : 20-10-2016 Hossain Zillur Rahman


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Around 4,000 people are killed in road accidents in the country every year, causing an stimated economic loss of Tk 5,000 crore, said Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, founder-chairman of PPRC, citing official data. The economic loss constitutes nearly one to three percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said Hossain, a former caretaker government adviser. Syed Abul Moksud, columnist, and Mokhlesur Rahman, organising secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation, will give support to the alliance, while Brac would provide the secretarial space for it.

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Policy Seminar on Urban Health at LGED Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka. The seminar was organized by PPRC in partnership with The World Bank.The sessions were moderated by Dr.Hossain Zillur Rahman.

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In September, 2015, global leaders adopted a far-reaching agenda for humanity – the so-called Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. A particularly striking feature of the SDGs is the scaledup focus on health as a cross-cutting strategic agenda. Four new processes are of particular concerns here: climate change, unplanned urbanization, unhealthy lifestyles and the economic burden of out-of-pocket health expenditures. How well is Bangladesh engaged on the health impacts of these meta-trends? PPRC and partners organized a ground-breaking UHC conference in Dhaka in April, 2015. To launch the volume drawing on proceedings of that conference and to review four critical health challenges of SDGs, PPRC together with its partners has arranged for a policy dialogue on 27 February, 2016. Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Mohammed Nasim, MP will be present as the Chief Guest. Leading policy-makers and professionals from the health, urban, civic and development sectors will participate. You are cordially invited. Hossain Zillur Rahman Executive Chairman ---------------------------------------------------Program--------------------------------------------------- 9.00 Registration 9.30 Welcome & self-introductions 9.45 Keynote presentation 10.00 Book Launch: Realizing UHC Goals: Bangladesh: Challenges & Opportunities 10.05 Panel discussion 1: Drivers of OOP burden: Entry points for action 10.25 Open discussion 10.45 Panel discussion 2: Urban health: Challenges and action priorities 11.05 Open discussion 11.25 Tea break 11.40 Panel discussion 3: Inter-tier linkage, health data and performance efficiency 12.00 Open discussion 12.20 Panel discussion 4: Prevention and health promotion 12.40 Open discussion 1.00 Policy Panel 1.25 Summing up 1.40 Speech of Chief Guest 1.55 Lunch



In September, 2015, global leaders adopted a far-reaching agenda for humanity - the so-called Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. A particularly striking feature of the SDGs is the scaled-up focus on health as a cross-cutting strategic agenda. Four new processes are of particular concerns here: climate change, unplanned urbanization, unhealthy lifestyles and the economic burden of out-ofpocket health expenditures. How well is Bangladesh engaged on the health impacts of these meta-trends? To review the issues and identify ways forward on the new global goal of universal health coverage or UHC, PPRC together with its partners has arranged for a policy dialogue on 12 December, 2015 which is also the global UHC Day. The dialogue will be conducted in the form of five issuebased panels. Leading professionals from the health, urban, civic and other allied sectors will participate. You are cordially invited. Hossain Zillur Rahman Executive Chairman Program 10.30 AM Registration and welcome tea 11.00 AM Introducing the issue 11.10 AM – 01.15 PM Issue-based panels with open discussion 1. Key priorities to improve quality of medical education 2. Costs of healthcare: High medicine prices and sub-standard drugs 3. Healthy Cities 4. Data solutions for achieving UHC 5. Driving UHC agenda: Role of cross-sectoral coalition 01.15 PM Summing up 01.30 PM Lunch.