BD Nutrition Watch Network ‘BCSNPN’ Meet the Press And Launched Official Website

13 October 2012 Eminence organized Press conference of Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition (BCSNPN) at Press Club, VIP lounge room. The motive behind organizing this press conference was to educate about the prevailing health conditions in Bangladesh and the creation of a new nutrition based platform to address the issue. Though Bangladesh has experienced some remarkable changes over the last few decades with improvements of health, education and economy, malnutrition in mothers and children continues to impose a staggering cost to Bangladesh. Still, almost half of the children and a quarter of mothers are suffering from malnutrition. However, platform for the nutrition based civil societies and its stakeholders to voice together for proper implementation and tracking of nutrition based movements was lacking. To address this issue, BCSNPN is created to assemble all grass root level organizations, National and local level NGO’s, INGO’s, academician, professional bodies, Faith Based Organizations, Researcher, and other interested individuals to push out malnutrition from Bangladesh.
Prof. A K M Nurun Nabi from Department of Population Sciences, DU, opened the press conference and introduced BCSNPN, the civil society network to the press as a nutrition watch network which will act to create awareness and effectively support prevention and eradication of malnutrition in Bangladesh. In the meeting, Prof Shah Monir Hossain, Advisor, Eminence and Former Director, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) briefly explained the objective of forming this platform and how the network envisions providing support for promoting nutrition in Bangladesh.  Dr. Abu Jamil Faisel, Country Director of Engender Health, gave a brief introduction of the network and announced the actions of this network for the next one year.
Dr. S K Roy, Chairperson, Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF) later inaugurated the official website of the network and introduced it to the participants by visiting different pages of the website. The web address of this website is, and different pages of  this website will be updated with all health and nutrition related policies, strategies of government, other development partners and UNs, nutrition related activities, articles from 10 different International  and national Journals  and media publications on nutrition etc. Moreover, a short biography of renowned nutritionist, health professionals, country representative of different development partners with their expertise and experience will also be uploaded routinely. In addition to this, video interviews of different stakeholders from national and global level will also be uploaded periodically.  Voices from grass root level will also be in place. Dr. Nurun Nabi concluded the press conference with the hope that this network will be committed to forward its all activities and will remain transparent in its actions.

Newspaper Coverage:

Civil society network on nutrition launched ::: :::

Malnutrition main barrier to healthy generation ::: The Daily Sun :::

50pc mothers, children suffer from anemia ::: The Financial Express :::

Inception of a new Nutrition watch network ::: The Daily Prothom Alo :::

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