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Eminence Associates for Social Development emerged as a not-for-profit organisation with its brand name ‘Eminence’ to reach out the people in need alongside contributing its potential to invigorate the existing development system. Since its inception in 2003, Eminence started its venture as a non-profit organisation with a vision of creating a society where the people live in equity and health justice to their maximum potential.
Understanding the need for acting on NCDs, Eminence has put emphasis on NCDs.
- Social Behavioral Communication Change (SBCC) activities
- Advocacy and Networking
- Program Implementation and Service
Eminence and NCD-F jointly observed World Health Day 2013 with the theme “Control Blood Pressure”. To ensure availability of the forum partners the event took place with a “Walk for Health” and “Open Air Consultation”.
Eminence has been implementing ‘Close to Heart’, a life style modification, and awareness-building project in some of leading tertiary level hospitals. The objective of this initiative is to stimulate awareness on NCDs among the patients visiting doctors in the respective hospitals.
Eminence and NCD-F jointly submitted a position paper to the WHO Consultation on 2013 – 2020 Action Plan and the Global Monitoring Framework. Another knowledge based ongoing work is a research on “Relation of drug compliance, healthy lifestyle and health outcomes among diabetes patients attending hospitals in Dhaka city.”
In 2013 Eminence organized diabetes screening and health education camp at the biggest fruits, vegetables and grocery whole sell market in Dhaka. The objective was to reach mass population as well as people coming for wholesale shopping.
Throughout the daylong camp, more than 200 individuals sought service from a team of eight allied health care professionals.
Message from the President
Dr Shamim Hayder Talukder "It is a great honour and privilege for me to communicate with you in International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) platform. Diabetes as a non-communicable disease is reaching epidemic levels all around the world and hence need to scale up on public awareness, prevention and treatment. Bangladesh is no exception to this global trend.
For a country like Bangladesh where the epidemiology of the disease is shifting from communicable to non-communicable pattern very drastically, needs international support and collaboration. Therefore, as a leading NCD activist, Eminence felt the need to integrate with IDF. Eminence found a lot of potential and willingness within IDF to make a big difference in the field of Diabetes prevention and control. Eminence seeks the support of IDF in diabetes research and policy advocacy. Besides, IDF could work as an international platform for Eminence to share knowledge and information regarding Diabetes prevention and Control. Being a member of IDF, Eminence would like to take the opportunity to become more visible as an organisation and reinforces our international reliability."
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