‘Vaccine Hero’ award inspires health service providers: Zahid

DHAKA Health and Family Welfare minister Zahid

Maleque today said the 'Vaccine Hero' award has inspired all health service

providers to contribute better in health sector.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina recently received the prestigious award in

recognition of Bangladesh's outstanding success in vaccination to immunise

children This achievement also inspired the healthcare providers to work

spontaneously in the sector, he said.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a function for celebrating the

achievement of 'Vaccine Hero' award at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in

the city with Secretary of the ministry M Asadul Islam in the chair, said a

press release.

Community Clinic Health Support Trust President Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali,

Director General (DG) of Health Services Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad, DG of the

Directorate General of Family Planning Kazi AKM Mohiul Islam, World Health

Organisation (WHO) Representative to Bangladesh Dr Bardan Jung Rana and

Unicef representative Veera Mendonca were present, among others.

The minister urged the people of the country to continue the vaccination

programme to develop a healthy new generation that would build a prosperous

Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation.

He expressed his optimism to reach the target of 'vaccines for all' in the

country ahead of 2030.

The minister said the success of Bangladesh in vaccination programme is

now globally acknowledged.

Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisations (GAVI), a global Vaccine

Alliance, conferred the award on the prime minister at a ceremony at the UN

Headquarters in New York on September 23 evening local time.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)