Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tuberculosis Case Notification in Bangladesh in 2011

Tuberculosis Case Notification in 2011


National Tuberculosis Control Program, Bangladesh informed that in 2011, 98942 new Smear Positive cases (SS+ve), 3906 Relapse cases, 21915 Smear Negative (SS-ve) cases, 27334 Extra-Pulmonary TB (EPTB) cases and 3460 other forms of cases were diagnosed.

The proportion of smear positive notified cases was high in 2011 in Bangladesh. 

Treatment Outcome Tuberculosis Cases in Bangladesh in 2011 (Cohort 2010)



Treatment Outcome of Smear Positive TB Cases 2011 (Cohort 2010)



National Tuberculosis Control Program, Bangladesh informed that the treatment success was 91% (cure 90% and complete 1%) and unusual outcomes 8% (died 4%, failure 1%, defaulted 2% and transfer out 2%) among Smear Positive Pulmunary Cases (SS+ve) cohort (2010).

Tuberculosis Scenario of Bangladesh 2012


Tuberculosis Scenario of Bangladesh, 2012
Tuberculosis Estimates in Bangladesh, 2012.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bangladesh Celebrates World TB Day 2014

World TB Day 2014 rally



A colorful rally brought out on the World TB Day 24 March, 2014 in the morning. The rally started from the front of National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka and ended in front of Doel Intersection, Dhaka parading through different streets of the cities. Carts, rickshaws (local vehicles) and microphone were used to inform people about Tuberculosis (TB) and creates demands for TB Services in the country. 

The theme of the World TB Day 2014 in English was Reach The 3 Millions. FIND. TREAT. CURE TB. The Bengali was  যক্ষ্মার সেবা সবার তরে, পৌছে দেব ঘরে ঘরে |

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tuberculosis is a Notifiable Disease in Bnagladesh

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh declares Tuberculosis a Notifiable Disease

Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in Bangladesh. Huge number of  people suffer from Tuberculosis every year. Still, a substantial number of patient  died from TB.
Moh&FW notify Tuberculosis as a Notifiable Disease

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bangladesh celebrates World TB Day 2013

Dr. Ahmed Parvez Zabeen (5th from right), Public Health Specialist is participating in the World TB Day, 2013 rally.




A colorful rally brought out on the World TB Day 24 March, 2013 in the morning. The rally started from the front of National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka and ended in front of Doel Intersection, Dhaka parading through different streets of the cities. Carts, rickshaws (local vehicles) and microphone were used to inform people about Tuberculosis (TB) and creates demands for TB Services in the country. 

The theme of the World TB Day 2013 in English was STOP TB in my life time and in Bengali was যতদিন বাঁচব, যক্ষ্মাকে রুখব |

Thursday, July 5, 2012

TB/HIV collaboration initiatives in Bangladesh

Dr. Ahmed Parvez Zabeen is receiving a crest after presenting a paper on TB/HIV collaboration - a way-forwards in Health System Strengthening in Bangladesh at 31st Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference held on  February 04, 2010 at BCPS Auditorium, Mohakali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

TB/HIV collaboration – a way forwards towards Health System Strengthening in Bangladesh.

Zabeen AP 1, Hoque N 2, Hiron M Md3


Introduction:
Bangladesh is number sixth TB-High Burden Countries in the world. Concentrated epidemics are seen among ID users.

Objectives:  
Establish collaboration between National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and National AIDS and STD Program (NASP) to reduce the burden of tuberculosis and HIV in population affected by both diseases.

Methodology:  
NTP has taken up necessary actions for collaboration with NASP. NTP initiated the official approval of the Director General of Health Services and after that in last one year it has developed policy for collaboration, develop the National TB/HIV guideline, and orientation workshop on DOTS has been conducted with policy makers of NASP, partners and different levels of health workers who are working in HIV/AIDS. 

Results:
Director General of Health Services approves TB/HIV co-ordination committee. TB/HIV working group has met three times to develop the National TB/HIV Guideline. Ten workshops were conducted with 261 different levels of policy makers of NASP partners on DOTS in 2008. Nineteen workshops were conducted with 549 participants with different levels of TB/HIV health care workers on DOTS last year. One VCT center has been established at National Institute of the Disease of Chest and Hospital, Dhaka.   

Conclusion:
Different activities at policy and service delivery level leads to effective TB/HIV collaboration in Bangladesh.


1 Divisional Consultant - ACSM, Dhaka Division, National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP)

2. Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, National Institute of the Disease of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka

3. Director-cum-Professor, National Institute of the Disease of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka