Consultation Meeting on Engaging Local Leaders in Promoting Urban Health Held

For promoting the services of Rongdhonu clinics of UPHCSDP by engaging local leaders, a one-day consultation meeting titled Engaging Local Leaders in Promoting Urban Health was held on February 18, 2016 in the Conference Room of Gazipur City Corporation. The purpose of the meeting was to engage the local leaders in promoting the urban health services of the Rongdhonu clinics among potential clients by identifying the roles and responsibilities of the Ward Counselors of Gazipur City Corporation. About 75 participants including Ward Counselors of Gazipur City Corporation and other stakeholders were present in the meeting. Mr. Dhiraj Kumar Nath, Staff Consultant (Urban Health), BRM, ADB graced the inaugural session as the chief guest. Mr. K. M. Rahatul Islam, Chief Executive Officer, Gazipur City Corporation, Mr. Md. Abu Bakr Siddique, Project Director, UPHCSDP and Dr. Ali Haider Khan, Civil Surgeon, Gazipur were present as special guests in the meeting. Mr. Asadur Rahman Kiron, Acting Mayor, Gazipur City Corporation chaired the inaugural session of the meeting. Ms. Sherin Akter, Monitoring & Quality Assurance Officer, PIU, Gazipur City Corporation delivered the welcome speech and Ms. Kanta Devi, Communication Specialist, BCCM component shared the objectives of the meeting. The meeting was facilitated by Ms. Kanta Devi. The meeting was divided into inaugural session and a Plenary Session. Dr. Farhadur Islam, Project Manager, PSKP-PPS and Mr. Prabir Kumar Das, Project Manager, PSTC jointly made a short power-point presentation on the services delivered through the Rainbow marked service centers known as CRHCC and PHCC. There was a open discussion session of the participants to identify the roles and responsibilities of the Ward Counselors. After the open discussion session, the participants gave their views on how to improve and promote the UPHCSDP services at the local level.