Mobile Court Can Bring A Change in Smoking at Public Places & Transports.
Mobile Court Operation as a prime task of the Task Force Committee has changed the picture of the Public Places and Transports of Khulna Division. At present with the strong advocacy of AID Tobacco Control Project, the Task Force Committee is promised to ensure bringing the Public Places and Transports smoke free. As a result very often Mobile Courts are operated in various Public Places and point of sell to make people aware of Tobacco Control Law. Besides, to implement the TC law more effective, financial penalty is strictly fined where the law is violated. As a result, now people are becoming aware of smoking in Public Places and Transports and non smokers are getting a better environment to inhale fresh oxygen in Khulna Division.
NGO Co-ordination Meeting held in Magura & Satkhira.
NGO Co-ordination Meetings held both in Magura and Satkhira district on 15th November, 2014, which were chaired by Laila Kaniz Banu, the Executive Director, RDC and Md. Abul Hossain, Executive Director, MKS
Smoke free letter issued by DEO & DPO and warning note in prescription
It is our great pleasure to inform all concern that DEO And DPO of all districts of Khulna Division have issued a letter to the school
Smoke Free Municipality Guideline Signed in Magura Municipality, Magura.
The Mayor, Mohammad Iqbal Aktar Khan has signed Smoke Free Municipality Guideline today on 26th October, 2014 in the general meeting of the Municipality. By this activity the tobacco control movement will surely go a step forward implementing Tobacco Control law. Counselors, Teachers, journalists and representatives of civil
National No Tobacco Day Observed in Khulna Division
National No Tobacco Day observed individually in most of the districts
Advocacy Workshop with Health Professionals in Bagerhath and Meherpur
Advocacy workshop with health professionals held in Bagerhath and Meherpur Civil Surgeon’s conference hall on 29th and 30th September,2014 respectively. In Bagerhath the meeting was chaired by the Civil Surgeon Dr. A.F.M. Rafiqul Islam where in Meherpur the meeting was presided by the Civil Surgeon Dr. Islamil Faruk. In both the meetings,decision was taken to regularize the upazilla Task Force meeting. Besides, another decision was taken that UHFPOs would motivate and discourage their patients about smoking and any type of tobacco consumption. They would also encourage their root level health workers
Smoke Free Municipality Guideline Signed in Lohagara Municipality, Narail.
Implementing Tobacco Control Law at Public Places and Public Transports in Lohagara Municipality, the Mayor, Advocate Md. Newaz Ahmed Thakur has signed Smoke Free Municipality Guideline today on 14th August, 2014 in a meeting with Municipality authority. Counselors, Teachers, journalists and representatives of civil society were also present there. Among the participants the Secretary Md. Sirazul Islam ; the Counselors, Mrs. Dilruba Khanam, Md. Mozam Khan, Md. Mizanur Rahman; Engineer Md. Safiul Islam ; Taxation Officer, Roxina Khatun of the municipality ; Press Club Secretary Md. Simul Hasan and Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Headmaster, Lohagara Primary School were noteworthy. It is noted that the first draft of the guideline was proposed in previous meeting. Later on, with the opinion of municipality authority, the draft was finalized. Advocate Tonmoy Kundu, APC, AID – Tobacco Control Project – PROTECT highlighted the ways of implementing the guideline and by this initiative the general people will be highly benefited as he mentioned. Mayor anticipated the heart felt support from everyone implementing the guideline.