26 May 2024, 19:22

Int’l collaboration urgent for addressing environmental, health challenges: Saber

DHAKA, May 26, 2024 (BSS) - Environment, Forest and Climate
Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said the government will
undertake research projects to address critical issue of antimicrobial
resistance and a growing global health concern, by integrating efforts
across the human, animal, and environmental health sectors.
He said international collaboration is highly required to address
complex environmental and public health challenges.  
The environment minister made the remarks as a Japanese
delegation, led by Professor Dr Kozo Watanabe of Ehime University,
met him at his ministry office at the Bangladesh Secretariat here.
During the meeting, the delegation presented the proposal for a
collaborative project titled "One Health Approach to Controlling
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Ensuring Safe Aquaculture and
Livestock Production.”.
 Speaking on the occasion, Saber Chowdhury expressed his
appreciation for Japan's continued support and interest in
Bangladesh's sustainable development.
He urged the delegation to send a brief on the benefits of action, and
the costs of inaction for this research project.
Professor Watanabe highlighted the potential benefits of the project
and strengthened scientific and technological ties between
Bangladesh and Japan.  
They expressed their commitment to advancing this collaborative
effort, recognising its potential to make significant contributions to
sustainable development and health security in Bangladesh.

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