Thursday, November 6, 2014
Helen Keller International (HKI) and CSA for Sun, BD yesterday 8th October jointly organized a full day seminar on The National Food Security Nutritional Surveillance Project (FSNSP) that is being implemented by James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University. The purpose of seminar on Nutritional Surveillance was to find Surveillance Outcomes to Scale Up Nutrition in Bangladesh.
I was invited into the seminar as General Committee Memberof CSA for SUN, BD along with my senior colleague Mr. Shamsul Alam the Project Director of ACLAB and a former official of Switzerland Embassy.
Country Director of Helen Keller International Ms. Erica Roy Khetran addressed the session. Erica's session on the Nutritional Surveillance was the first Monsoon of Sophie.
Sophie as Sithandra in the Aeon Flux jointly assigned with Aeon who is clone of Katherineto protects a child.
Lack of nutrition wiped most of the Bangladesh's population. United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) launched multilevel nutrition program all over the world, especially UNSCN commissioned Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN Movement) and Helen Keller International are playing key roles on Nutritional Surveillance(FSNSP) in Bangladesh lead by the very young lady Erica Khetran and her accuracy, reflexes & skill are making the surveillance more successful.
This surveillance also involved with the consequence of the outcomes of Scaling Up Nutrition. It is implementing with financial assistance from the European Union (EU) partnered with Bangladesh Government and Helen Keller Int. is acting like as a portal for the implementation institute.
HKI Asia Pacific Regional Director Nancy Haselow and Dr. Sadia Chowdhury the Executive Director of Brac Institute of Global Health briefly described on Nutritional Surveillance program that why and how the surveillance was required in Bangladesh along with SUN Movement. Dr. Sadia said; every surveillance program operates by the government and always. Dr. Rokhsana Haider the chair of SUN Bangladesh presented a power point presentation instead of her speech in the Erica's session. Dr. Rokhsana said that the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement is basically 1,000 days global operation to Scale Up Nutrition worldwide and she also integrated about its post-development agenda.
This surveillance program mainly focused on two issues there are Reducing Malnutrition and Scaling Up Nutrition.
In the part of opening discussion, many other are project staffs, and civil society citizens are shared, discussed of their experiences. Participators are noted to get access of right into the Surveillance Database Online in purpose of their research and project activities.
Mr. Golam Mostafa Kamal the Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics was presented as Chief Guest in the Erica's session held at King's Hall of Spectra Convention Centre at Gulshan in Dhaka Metropolitan City.