(Biswajit Kumar): The Department of Pharmacy of UITS celebrated “The World Hepatitis Day” on 28th July 2016 with an emphasis on the slogan “Strategy for the elimination of Hepatitis A” as a part of raising people’s awareness. This program was conducted by Ms. Shakera Sultana, Product Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited.
UITS Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Solaiman and Advisor to the Board of Trustees Professor Dr. K.M Saiful Islam Khan graced the program as the Chief Guest and Special Guest respectively. Among others who were present in this program included UITS Treasurer Professor Dr. S. R. Hilaly and Director of the UITS Research Center Professor Farid Uddin Khan.
Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Solaiman said that public-awareness raising program like this is very important. It might work as an important tool to protect from undesirable disaster. The Chief Guest finished his address by thanking all the members of the UITS Pharmacy Club. Professor Dr. K. M. Saiful Islam Khan gave a speech, wishing good luck. He also added that organizing such a public awareness raising program is like devotion to Allah.
Ms. Shakera Sultana, Product Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited said that one person in every five adults and one teenage girl in every two bear the risks of being infected with Hepatitis-A in the context of the socio-economic class in Bangladesh. She highlighted the causes, prevention from and antidote to Hepatitis-A. Besides, she dealt with the signs, symptoms and prevention of cervical cancer at the tip of the uterus and advised everybody to remain aware of all these.
This program was presided over by Mr. Mofazzal Hossain, Head of the Department of Pharmacy. The program was organized under the stewardship of Lecturer Md. Mehedi Hasan of the same department.