Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Name: TB Control Program (Dhaka Ahsania Mission)

Project Introduction: Integrated Tuberculosis care and prevention for Enhancing case Findings, Health System Strengthening and Sustainability.

The Government of Bangladesh has been signed and ratified Framework Convention on Tobacco Control accordingly formulated Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005, so smoking is prohibited at public places and public transports in Bangladesh. But veracity is that most of the public places and transports which have articulated by the law still are not fully smoke free. In addition, the law does not express about 100% smoke free environment for most of the public places and transports. As a result large number of peoples are effecting by second hand smoking.
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and having about 15 million populations. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka City is at the center of all major economic, social, political and cultural activities of the nation. Even though the ‘Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005’ establishes smoke-free public places and transports, the enforcement of the law in Dhaka City is very limited. As a result, the people of Dhaka City are highly exposed to second hand tobacco smoke. Thus it is essential for protecting Dhaka city dwellers from second hand smoking. Smoke-free initiative in Dhaka City is substantially important not only for its large population, but also for its political significance as the Capital City of the country. Accordingly Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing “Advocacy for Comprehensive Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Dhaka City” project funded by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) under Bloomberg Initiatives. We do believe this project will be symbolized a lot of advancement of the tobacco control movement as well as reduce second hand smoke and make Smoke free Dhaka by establishing 100% smoke-free indoor environments in the city & necessary amendment of tobacco control law.

Project Agreement Number: Act,XXI of 1860 REG No. 3695/334 of 1971-1972.

Overall Objective:
In Bangladesh, Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of adult mortality. The WHO ranks Bangladesh the sixth among 22 high burden TB countries. Every year, around 76,000 people die because of TB in Bangladesh. BRAC is the first NGO to sign a MoU with the Government of Bangladesh in 1994 to expand the Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) services nationwide. Along with the government, BRAC is the principal recipient of Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to strengthen health system and expand DOTs across Bangladesh. BRAC and 42 other NGOs are implementing TB interventions in partnership with the government. AMIC –DAM as one of the implementing partner is delivering the TB service in Dhaka North City Corporation area .The major services are– 1. Do register TB patient. and give daily medicine dose to the registered patients, 2.Conduct awareness program- a) Conduct orientation workshop with Community /Opinion /Religious Leaders, b) Conduct orientation workshop with Non-Graduate Private Practitioners (PPs), c) Conduct orientation workshop with and HIV NGO workers d) Conduct orientation workshop with Factory Workers e) Conduct orientation workshop with Cured TB Patient f) Conduct folk songs and Film Show, 3. Hospital /Clinic visit TB symptom patient refer for examine cough, 4. Participate in performance review meeting arrange by government & private organization.

Specific Objectives: Creating Youth Advocates for Health in Bangladesh
The number of children dying has gone down dramatically since 1990. But still every year 6.9 million children – nearly half of them newborn babies – die from illnesses that can easily be prevented or treated. In Bangladesh 19,000 children die from pneumonia each year, accounting for 22% of under five deaths. The Government of Bangladesh on 21st July 2013 officially declared its commitment for ending preventable child deaths in the country by 2035.

To help end this injustice Save the Children launched the EVERY ONE campaign project in 2009. Through this project Save the Children has been campaigning for lifesaving medicines, such as pneumococcal vaccines and scaling up of the Community Case Management approach for training health workers. AMIC-Dhaka Ahasania Mission has been implementing the project in three district Chittagong- Satkania Upazila, Barisal-Muladi Upazila and Sylhet-Moulvibazar Upazila through started Save the Children International funded by SIDA started from May 2014.

Project Components: TB diagnosis medicine, patient counseling Awareness program, meeting with community leaders and pharmacy owners

Major Activities:

The project activities are –

  • Activities are- Recruit & Retain Staff
  • Project Inaugural Workshop
  • Advocacy Workshop with Stakeholders
  • Formation of Youth Bridged (YB)
  • Organize TOT on Youth Leaders and Echo Training
  • Print and Distribute IEC Materials
  • Perform extracurricular activities for awareness raising
  • Organize Sensitization Meeting
  • Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-National level.
  • Conduct Journalist Training &Orientation-District level.
  • Conduct Parents Meeting
  • Award Distribution
  • Day Observance
  • Organize Sports/events in school
  • Networking and Coordination.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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Project Duration: 3 YEARS (January 2021–December 2023)

Financial partner (Donor): GFATM

Implementing partner (if any): BRAC

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Project Office House no-241, Jalal Uddin Ahmed Saroni Road, Jamtola,uttara, Dhaka 1230

Project Budget: 11,424,589/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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  • Among male 3 ,one is our project Manager

Contact Person: Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director, mukhlesurrahman@amic.org.bd, mukh_sgr@yahoo.com, Cell: 01715496782