Dhaka, Bangladesh
'Vaccine Hero award inspires health service providers'

'Vaccine Hero award inspires health service providers'

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque recently 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. 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.

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