Last Modified: 13 November 2018, 10:31:27.

Workshop on Neuro-metabolic Disorder and Neuro-critical Care in Children Opens in BSMMU


A two-day long workshop on Neuro-metabolic Disorder and Neuro-critical Care in Children began at IPNA seminar room in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Saturday 27 February 2016 organized by the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism in BSMMU (IPNA).

Prof. Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, vice-chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University inaugurated the workshop in the morning. Among others Pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed and Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter, Professor of paediatric neurology and project director of IPNA were present in the inaugural session.

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A three-day long training program titled “Parents-Teachers Training for Management of Children with ASD” launched today organized by Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka. The aim of the training program is to provide hands-on training for the parents and teachers on how to manage children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Read more: A Three-day long training program on ASD management launched in Dhaka


"(...) I don’t want to live in a big institution once I leave my parents’ home. It is my deepest wish that I can have the flexibility to go from my room at my parents’ house and my own place in a small set-up. Do you think this could happen ever?"

Read more: Persons with autism spectrum disorders: sharing needs, concerns and hope


A seminar on “Managing Children with Autism in CNAC and Korean Experience” has jointly organized by Centre for Nurodevelopment and Autism in Children (CNAC) and KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) held at Milon Hall, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka on 18th October 2014.

Mr. Monzur Hossain, President of KBAA and Senior Secretary, Ministry of LGRD has kindly consented to inaugurate the seminar as the Chief Guest while H. E. Mr. Lee Yun-young, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea attended the seminar as the Guest of Honour. Ms. Kim Bok-hee, Resident Representative of KOICA-Bangladesh Office was special guest.

Prof. Pran Gopal Datta, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University presided the seminar.

Read more: KOICA-CNAC-KBAA organise seminar on ‘Managing Children with ASD in CNAC


Saima Wazed Hossain has made 'a great mark' with her works on autism to put the neuro-development disorder on the World Health Organisation’s map, the UN agency says.

Its South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) chief handed her the WHO Excellence Award for Public Health at an event at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday.

This award is in recognition of her contribution to public health in the 'national, regional and global level'.

Saima Wazed Hossain, better known by her nickname Putul in Bangladesh, is the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was present at the event as ‘mother’.

Read more: WHO says Putul put autism on the UN agency’s map


অটিজম নিয়ে কাজের স্বীকৃতি হিসেবে বিশ্ব স্বাস্থ্য সংস্থার (ডব্লিউএইচও) ‘এক্সিলেন্স অ্যাওয়ার্ড’ গ্রহণ করেছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার মেয়ে সায়মা হোসেন পুতুল। ডব্লিউএইচওর দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়া অঞ্চলের পরিচালক পুনম ক্ষেত্রপাল সিং বুধবার সন্ধ্যায় ঢাকায় এক অনাড়ম্বর অনুষ্ঠানে পুতুলের হাতে এই পুরস্কার তুলে দেন।

জাতীয়, আঞ্চলিক এবং বৈশ্বিক পর্যায়ে জনস্বাস্থ্য নিয়ে কাজে বিশেষ অবদানের জন্য এই পুরস্কার পেলেন তিনি। মেয়ের সাফল্যের স্বীকৃতির এই অনুষ্ঠানে শেখ হাসিনাও ছিলেন। রাজধানীর সোনারগাঁও হোটেলে আয়োজিত অনুষ্ঠানে পুরস্কার হাতে নিয়ে উচ্ছ্বসিত পুতুল তা অটিস্টিক শিশু এবং তাদের পরিবারকে উৎসর্গ করেন।

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Veteran journalist, former MP and well-wisher of CNAC A N Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She died at a hospital in Dhaka on Friday 25 July, 2014. She was 66.

Maudud, a classmate of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was an intimate friend of Bangabandhu's family. After her death, Hasina rushed to the hospital. In a condolence message issued from her office, she said she had lost an old and trusted friend.

Read more: Baby Maudud passes away


The Jatiya Sangsad passed the "Disabled Persons Protection and Rights Bill-2013" on 3rd October, 2013 aimed at protecting rights of the persons with disability and making the existing law time befitting.

State Minister for Social Welfare Advocate Promod Mankin, on behalf of Social Welfare Minister Enamul Haque Mostafa Shahid, moved the bill in the House seeking permission for endorsing the bill in an amended form. The bill was later passed in voice votes.

Read more: JS passes 'Disabled Persons Protection and Rights Bill-2013'


Saima Wazed Putul

Saima Wazed Putul has stressed for a special fund to ensure education of children with autism.

She made the observation while speaking with former British Prime Minister and also a special UN envoy on education, Gordon Brown, on Thursday in Washington DC.

The Bangladesh government has taken a lot of initiatives for the welfare of children with autism, Putul, who spearheads autism campaign in Bangladesh, told Brown.

Now the donors should stand by those initiatives, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter added.

She attended a World Bank programme in Washington at the invitation of its President Jim Yong Kim to ensure education for all within 2015. Finance and education ministers of some countries attended the meeting.

Putul spoke to Brown after the meeting.

Read more: Putul for special fund for autistic children


Light It Up Blue, annually observed on April 2 is dedicated to raising awareness of autism.  Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, announced the launch of the inaugural Light It Up Blue campaign in 2010. This initiative is intended to raise international awareness of autism as a growing public health crisis in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

Read more: Light It Up Blue


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