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Front-of-package (FOP) labeling is essential for reducing NCDs.

Citizens are increasingly consuming processed foods. All of these packaged goods contain additives such as salt, sugar, and trans fats. Excessive usage of these elements contributes to the rise of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Salt, sugar, and trans fats should be decreased in packaged foods to safeguard the well-being […]

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Seminar on Public Health Policies to Promote a Healthy Diet

On December 21, 2023, at Hotel Bengal Blue Barry in Gulshan 2, Dhaka, a significant seminar titled Seminar on Public Health Policies to Promote a Healthy Diet: Challenges and Way Forward; was organized jointly by the CLPA, ARK Foundation, Public Health Law Network, and Citizen Network-CNet. The seminar emphasized the critical role of policy measures

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Physical activity facilities and secure funding are critical for reducing NCDs.

On December 21, 2023, an advocacy meeting was held at the Gowaland Municipality in Gowaland Municipal Auditorium, aiming to foster an environment conducive to physical activity and secure funding for controlling NCDs. The meeting convened several notable figures, including Md. Nazrul Islam, Mayor of Gowaland Municipality; Md. Ferdous Alam Khan, Executive Engineer, and various other

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage intake in Bangladesh to prioritize public health policies

December 18, 2023, at Hotel Bengal Blueberry, In collaboration with the University of York, the ARK Foundation and CLPA organized a stakeholder consultation on December 18, 2023, at Hotel Bengal Blueberry titled “Identifying the drivers of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage intake in Bangladesh to prioritize public health policies.”. The meeting’s goal was to bring together important stakeholders

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What is the Primary Goal for Fostering an Environment conducive to Physical Activity?

On December 10, 2023, a pivotal discussion was held at Jokiganj Municipality, Sylhet,  facilitated by Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman, Executive Director of Sylhet Development Society and Member of C-NET, Jokiganj Sylhet. The primary agenda centered on fostering an environment conducive to physical activity and earmarking funds to combat non-communicable diseases. During this meeting, attended by

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Exploring the Impact of the Citizen Network and Public Health Lawyers Network

During an exchange of views on December 4, 2023, at the KCC Mayor’s office, representatives from the Citizen Network and Public Health Lawyers Network engaged with Alhaj Talukdar Abdul Khalek, Honorable Mayor of KCC, focusing on augmenting opportunities for physical activity among citizens and securing budget allocations for this purpose. The meeting included Chief Revenue

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Enhancing Physical Activity at Jahdah Municipal Conference Hall

An advocacy meeting held on November 28, 2023, at the Jhenaidah Municipal Conference Hall aimed to enhance physical activity opportunities for citizens and secure funding allocations in the budget. Chaired by human rights activist and retired principal Mr. Aminur Rahman Tuku, the meeting hosted Mr. Saiful Islam Madhu, Panel Mayor, of Jhenaidah Municipality, and Mr.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Physical Integration

On October 12, 2023, the CLPA team, comprising Aminul Islam Bakul, head of the program, Kamrunnisa Munna, Policy analyst; and Kazi Tarikuzzaman Yen, program officer, convened with Tamanna Mustary Mou, Assistant Director of Physical Education at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education within the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh. The purpose of the

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Who Was Involved in the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority Meeting?

On October 11, 2023, a meeting took place at the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority between representatives of the CLPA team—Syed Mahbubul Alam, Secretary; Aminul Islam, Head of Program; Kamrunnisa Munna, Policy Analyst; Kazi Tarikuzzaman Yen, Program Officer; Robiul Alam, Program Officer; and Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Member (Public Health & Nutrition) and Project Director of Strengthening the

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