In-house orientation held with 13 team members of DRRA for launching and using DHIS 2 for its Data Management. DRRA's Quality Assurance Unit arranges this orientation for concern staffs. The objectives of orientation was to introduce the team on DHIS-2 and how MIS and M&E integrated into the System. The team is oriented on the technical knowhow for data entry both online, offline and in the mobile as well as for download and share the data. A user Manual is also developed and introduced with the team.

A coordination committee meeting of the project titled promoting inclusive Health and Rehabilitation Services for persons With Disabilities (PIHRS), implemented by Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association (DRRA) was held on 28 June 2018 in the Conference Room of the Old Population Bhaban, Azimpur, Dhaka. Dr. A. E. Md. Muhiuddin Osmani, Joint Chief, MoHFW and Chairperson of the Coordination Committee presided over the meeting.

This is one of our achievements of advocacy work with Government. This attached circular from Line Director-Non Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) for giving preference of inclusion of person with disabilities in the mainstream health services.

Non Communicable Disease Control Program of DGHS and Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association (DRRA) organized a National Seminar titled "Defining Disability for Health Workforce in Bangladesh on June 26 2018 at the Conference Room of BRAC Center Inn,  Dhaka. Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, DG, DGHS was present as Chief Guest while Prof. AHM Enayet Hussain, ADG (Planning and Development), DGHS presided over the seminar and Prof. Dr. Nasima Sultana, ADG (Administration), DGHS spoke as special guest.

Prof. Dr. Nur Mohammad, Line Director, NCDC welcome participants and shared objectives of the seminar. Dr. Khaleda Islam, Former Director, Primary Health Care, DGHS, Ms. Farida Yesmin, ED, DRRA and Ms. Rifat Shahpar Khan, Independent Consultant presented their key notes in line with the title of the seminar. A large number medical professionals, NGO representatives, persons with disabilities and people from all walks of life attended the Seminar.

A Guideline has been developed: 'Defining Disability for Medical Doctors and PHC Workforce in Bangladesh' to create greater access of persons with disabilities to public health facilities.

Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association (DRRA) and MDF Training & Consultancy, Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12 April 2018 in Dhaka as both have agreed to work together as Strategic Partners.  This is a beginning of Strategic Partnership between DRRA and MDF with a common goal of mutual benefits of organizational development, expanding scope of work with collaboration and to create a social impact to establish rights of the persons with disabilities in Bangladesh with a new dynamism.

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