The Inauguration Ceremony of “Hepatitis Can’t Wait Contest for DMC Students” & Viral Hepatitis Awareness Seminar held at Shaheed Dr Milon Audiorium, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka on 12 September 2022.
This program is jointly organized by the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) & the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), supported by Dhaka Medical College (DMC), campaign partner Bangladesh Medical Students Society (BMSS).
The main aim of this open call “Hepatitis Can’t Wait Contest for DMC Students” is to solicit ideas from medical students to encourage for the increase of hepatitis B and C testing among medical students and other health professionals in Bangladesh.
Medical students of Dhaka Medical College will submit texts or videos to illustrate their practical ideas related to Viral Hepatitis. The submission will cover
1. Creative ideas to promote hepatitis testing among medical students.
2. Experiences of family or friends who were tested and treated for hepatitis B or C.
3. Innovative ideas to decrease stigma associated with hepatitis testing.
The top 10 winners’ submissions will get prizes and it will be published for awareness activities among medical students
Prof. Dr. Md. Titu Miah, Principal, Dhaka Medical College graced the occasion as chief guest. He thanked the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) & the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for arranging such an important program among Dhaka Medical College students, which is first of its kind in Bangladesh.
Prof. Dr. Md. Shafiqul Alam Chowdhury, Vice Principal, Dhaka Medical College attended as Special Guest.
The Keynote speech was presented by Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. He described the importance of testing for hepatitis B & C among medical students and urged them to pass awareness messages to their family, friends and society.
Prof. M Anisur Rahman Joint Secretary General, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. Gave a speech on the Importance of Viral Hepatitis Awareness among Medical Students.
Dr. Faroque Ahmed Head, Dept. of Hepatology, Dhaka Medical College had a detailed presentation on Hepatitis B & C transmission, awareness and its prevention.
Dr. H A Nazmul Hakim (Shaheen), Associate Professor (Surgery), Dhaka Medical College offered the welcome speech and conducted the program. He played important role in organizing the program.
Professor Joseph D. Tucker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gave a video message, he explains the idea of the contest and request everyone to participate.
Bangladesh Medical Students Society (BMSS) members of DMC conducted awareness campaign of the program.
Hundreds of Dhaka Medical College students attended the program and showed keen interest to participate in the “Hepatitis Can’t Wait Contest for DMC Students”.