Int’l collaboration a must to address environmental, health challenges: Saber

Published : 26 May 2024 10:25 PM

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 addresscomplex 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.