Bangladesh as a developing country played a very important role while the political declaration for the UN HLM meeting was being drafted. In the UN HLM a large Bangladeshi delegation team headed by the honorable prime minister Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina and the honorable minister for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare participated. As a follow up of this high level meeting two government officials from the Directorate General of Health Services went to the regional in person consultation for the Global Monitoring Framework. In that regional consultation they shared the Bangladesh standpoint. In addition to this no participation was there in the online consultation for Global Monitoring Framework. With my experience of working in NCD sector in Bangladesh for the last many years, I completely agree with the goals and targets of the global monitoring framework. Many of the recommendations coming out of this document will be very beneficial for the country, if we can implement the projects timely and effectively. Bangladesh already has a strategic planning for the control and prevention of NCDs for the year 2010-2015. However, to match with the global framework recently from NCDC unit of DGHS and WHO-Bangladesh we have organized a two day workshop named 'Translation of Evidences to Policy Formulation for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)'. We believe that the outcome of this workshop will reinforce the activities for the prevention, control and management of NCDs in Bangladesh involving government organizations, non government organizations, public and private health and non health sectors and all other relevant sectors.
Dr. M. Mostafa Zaman, National Professional Officer (NCD)
World Health Organization, Country Office for Bangladesh