The Department of Social Relations at East West University (EWU) celebrated World Health Day 2018 through organising a public lecture titled "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere". The department also organised poster presentation and health camp highlighting this year's theme "Health for All".
Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury, honorary professor of Department of Social Relations and member of the board of trustees, EWU presided over the event. Dr. Atiqur Rahman Khan, former WHO & UNFPA regional advisor was the chief guest. Dr. Abdur Razzaque, emeritus scientist, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) attended as the special guest and speaker of the event.
Professor Dr. Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, chairperson, Department of Social Relations; Dr. Lutfun Nahar, associate professor, Department of Social Relations; Dr. Marzia Zaman Sultana, senior lecturer, Department of Social Relations were also among the other distinguished speakers in the public lecture.
Speakers pointed out the importance of universal health coverage in achieving sustainable development goals by 2030. In their opinion, a strong, efficient and well-run health system is needed along with ensuring the affordability and availability of these services. To achieve health for all, she urges for a holistic concept connecting poverty reduction, access to basic social and political services along with ensuring a higher quality of life for everyone.
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