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Meeting with Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat MP : Combat tobacco– the leading cause of NCDs

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NHFB team met with Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat MP on 26 December 2019. Professor Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury delivered a briefing on current tobacco control situation and shared the activities and plans those are conducting by NHFB.

Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat MP said that it is an essential part that SDG 3 includes a target to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). He is now working on UHC where NCDs control and prevention is one of the important measures. Tobacco is the leading cause of NCDs. So tobacco control must be included in the agenda to achieve the UHC. He has given patience hearing and expressed earnest interest to provide necessary support in this regard.

NHFB also expressed desires to sensitize more MPs and raise the issues in the parliament. In addition couple of key recommendations were placed before Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat MP. He considered the appeal and given commitment to do the needful. Finally he mentioned about some of his desires to organize high official meetings with appropriate policy leaders.