Valerie Taylor, Hosne Ara awarded

Staff Correspondent, Published :Wednesday, 9 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM

Founder and Coordinator of the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) Dr Valerie Ann Taylor and Executive Director of the Thengamara Mahila Sajub Sangha (TMSS) Professor Dr Hosne Ara Begum have received Public Health Foundation Award.

Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh (PHFBD) awarded them at the closing day of two-day scientific conference on health organised on Tuesday marking the third Public Health Foundation Day. Founder and President of National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute National Prof Dr Abdul Malik was present at the function as chief guest while Daily Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and icddr,b Deputy Executive Director Dr Abbas Bhuiya were special guests.

Among others, PHFBD Chairman Prof Dr M Muzaherul Huq, CEO Prof Dr Sharmeen Yasmeen and Faith Bangladesh Vice-Chairperson Nilufer Ahmed Karim spoke at the function.

Dr Malik called for giving more focus on prevention of diseases rather than their cure and establishment of health facilities for tackling diseases.

“Establishment of hospitals is not the answer (to diseases), the answer is prevention,” he said. In his speech, Matiur Rahman highlighted several irregularities in the health education sector and urged all concerned to maintain the quality in the field.

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