“Climate Change” became another diversified work arena of BCCP


BCCP has further broaden its working arena with developing a training module on Climate Change. Under a WHO awards BCCP undertaken developing this training module targeted for two types of audiences as; central level officials of units under the Directorate of Health and the District & Upazila level Health Program Manager includes Civil Surgeon and Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer.

This training module has been introduced with 13 broad contents as;

  • Basics on climate change

  • Climate change and Bangladesh perspective

  • Climate change and health burden

  • Extreme weather

  • Vector-borne diseases and climate change

  • Water-borne diseases and climate change

  • Food security and malnutrition

  • Air pollution

  • Assessing health vulnerability

  • Adaptation and Mitigation to climate change

  • Management and challenges to meet the health outcome

  • Community engagement and community-based adaptation

  • Group work on assessing different type of vulnerabilities and risk assessment due to climate change

The development process of this training module followed through a systematic process by conducting:

  • Training Needs Assessment

  • Desk review and situation analysis

  • Content development workshop

  • Development of the draft module.


A workshop on sharing and review of the draft module has been held today the September 01, 2022 in the IEDCR auditorium. This workshop was attended by a number of 21 health professionals from the health directorate and organizations represents IEDCR, NIPSOM, Planning, Monitoring and Research Unit, Health Information Unit, Bangladesh Meteorological Department, WHO and the World Bank.

The participants of the workshop worked in three groups and thoroughly review the training module. The key group recommendation to include in to the module found by the groups are as below:

  • All reference books or materials links has to be inserted at the end of the related session

  • The drought issue should be brought as one of the key impacted area of Climate Change

  • Elaborative description as trainers note could have been shortened

  • Country context as described in the GoB document has to be taken into consideration for inclusion

  • Adding climate projection as part of Climate Change

  • Lightening, cold wave and hit wave could have been brought as adverse impact of Climate Change.

A brief closing session of the workshop was held with the presence of Prof. Dr. Tahmina Shirin, Director-IEDCR. In her closing speech Prof. Dr. Tahmina underscored the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) as best prevention measure for combatting the adverse impact of Climate Change. She hoped that this module will profusely contributing towards skill development and roles to play of the health program managers.