Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) is a citizens’ platform for improved accountability of the country’s healthcare system through evidence based policy review and citizen feedback. The key objective of BHW is to provide a strong platform through which health care professionals and programmers, researchers and citizens can get their voices heard and thereby influence policies and programmes impacting citizens’ health.
The BHW has developed a website with the objective of creating public awareness about its activities. There is various health related information in the website which will give insights to the policymakers in policy making for the development of the health sector as well as to the researchers to find new research areas. Through this initiative; beneficiaries and other stakeholders will be further benefited. Moreover, the existing network will be strengthened both nationally and internationally.
The website was officially launched on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Online based this launching programme was inaugurated by Professor Rounaq Jahan, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue and Chair of the Advisory Group, Bangladesh Health Watch. The programme was conducted by Dr. Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury, the Convener of BHW.
Dr. Yasmin H. Ahmed, Advisor of Bangladesh Health Watch, gave a brief overview and presented some key information about the website.
Dr. Ahmed also mentioned that BHW will keep the website updated with contemporary health research, reports, documents and other important information, so that visitors can enrich themselves with this information.
Furthermore, representatives of government and non-government organizations, doctors, media and journalists also joined the virtual inaugural event.
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