BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and Urban Programme of World Vision Bangladesh launched ‘Urban Health Innovation Challenge 2021: Healthy, Safe and Inclusive Cities’ on Monday.
The contest aims to engage urban youths in developing cost-effective and innovative solutions for addressing two important issues - limited access to sexual and reproductive health services and information among adolescents and youths in urban slums, and increasing rate of sexual harassment or abuse in urban slums.Chairperson of BRAC Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman was present the virtual launching as the chief guest.
Chandan Z Gomes, senior director (Operations and Ministry Impact) of World Vision Bangladesh; Brig Gen Md Sharif Ahmed, chief health officer, Dhaka South City Corporation, and Brig Gen Md Jobaidur Rahman, chief health officer of Dhaka North City Corporation, joined the event as the special guests.
Monju Maria Palma, deputy director, Urban Program of World Vision Bangladesh; Dr Sabina Faiz Rashid, dean and professor, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University, among others, were also present at the launching programme.
On the occasion, Suresh Bartlett, national director of World Vision Bangladesh, congratulated the partners that are bringing the initiative together.