The national measles-rubella vaccination campaign has started in Bangladesh. Due to the strike of the Health Assistants the campaign was delayed. Now it has started and run at full speed. People are bringing their child to the nearest campaign place to vaccinate the child. There are about 26000 health workers who are demanding a pay hike. The root level of health workers are health inspectors, assistant health inspector, and health assistants – under the health ministry are trying to raise Continue Reading…..
As a Doctor of Children’s, I have recently seen some measles affected babies. Measles is a highly contagious disease. Bangladesh is an overpopulated country. Especially in a slum area and in low socioeconomic condition peoples are living in the congested environment. Also, measles has links with immunity. Measles can easily attack in a reduced immunity condition. Children’s living in these areas have low immunity and undernourished. As a result infectious diseases are more common among them. Bangladesh has adopted EPI program. Continue Reading…..