Giving priority to build a preventive health system, health development surcharge needs to spend for Tobacco and NCDs control. In this regard, the policy that has been formulated for the use of 1% surcharge should be finalized. Speaker urged this in a seminar jointly organized by National Tobacco Control Cell, Health Economics Unit, The Union, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust at VIP Lounge of National Press Club on 17 April 2016.Read more ..
Tobacco companies are engaged in efforts to prevent ongoing tobacco control activities. It is necessary to take initiatives for implementing article 5.3 to protect tobacco control policies. In the international treaty FCTC, guidelines have been provided for preventing tobacco control activity from tobacco company interference. As a ratifying country of FCTC, Bangladesh has responsibility to comply with the article 5.3.In a meeting titled by 'Necessity of protecting tobacco conies interference in policy level' held at WBB Trust meeting room with media personnel on 7 April 2016, speaker gave the above opinion.Read more ..