World Breastfeeding week is celebrated every year during 1-7 August in more than 150 countries to encourage breastfeeding for improve the child health and nutrition across the world. The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week in 2016 was Breastfeeding: A Key to sustainable Development”!
The glorious inaugural ceremony of the World Breastfeeding Week-2016 in Bangladesh was held on 2nd August,2016 at the Osmani Smrity Milonayoton, Dhaka at 11.00 am.
The Honorable Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Mr. Mohammad Nasim MP,inaugurated the World Breast Feeding Week 2016 as the Chief Guest. While Prof. Dr. Deen Mohammad Noorul Huq, the Director General, Directorate General of Health Services; Mr. Mohammad Wahid Hossain NDC, Director General, Directorate General of Family Planning, were present as the Guests of Honor, Ms. Roxana Quader, the Additional Secretary (PH,WHO) MOHFW welcomed the audiences while Dr. ABM Muzharul Islam the Director Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) and Line Director, NNS and, Professor Dr. S K Roy, the Chairperson,& Board of Trustees of BBF were present as speakers.
The ceremony was chaired by Syed Manjurul Islam, Secretary Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. About one thousand participants attended this ceremony. Representatives from different ministries, medical colleges, professional societies, high officials and other development partners, stakeholders, NGOs, volunteers, students and nurses were present at that inaugural session.
Every participantsreceived IEC material (Cover Folder, Action folder, Poster, Souvinur, leaflet, copy of BMS ACT 2013, etc) &refreshment.