Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday (Sep 19) said World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highly praised the Bangladesh government’s measures for overall development of health sector to ensure health services to all. “The WHO director general highly lauded government’s steps to develop overall health system and ensure health services for all in Bangladesh,” he said in a media briefing about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daily engagements on 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session’s sidelines in New York, local media reported.
The foreign minister said the community health clinics are an innovation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from where people are getting over 30 medicines free of cost. “The community clinic has helped reduce child and mother mortality rates sharply in Bangladesh. So, the average life expectancy has gone up much,” he said.
Momen said they told the WHO director general that Bangladesh wants to share its experiences and expertise with other countries.