Held on 7th April 2018, the World Health Day community awareness event was organized by Upazila Health complexes of Araihazar, Sonargaon and Chatkhil. During the event, URB’s medical staff provided free screenings for Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) including; Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases to members of the community. URB also offered free educational sessions on the consequences of these types of NCD’s and the importance of early detection.
URB celebrated World Cancer Day on 4 February 2018 at the Araihazar field office in collaboration with the Population Health, Research and Training Society"(PHeaRTS). The Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and Upazila Health & Family Planning Officer (UH&FPO) were also present during the occasion. The guest speaker, Dr. Shahidul Islam, Associate Professor, Oncology Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) gave a presentation on this important health issue and highlighted the importance of early detection of cancer, as well as it’s care and management.