Saima Hasina visits the Norwegian Embassy to discuss the global initiative on autism and public health

Present at the meeting were (from the left): Andy Shih from Autism Speaks, Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin (Prime Ministers Ambassador at large), Saima Hossain, Ambassador Ragne Birte Lund, Dr. S. Saxena, Director of the Department for Mental Health at WHO in Geneva, Professor Pran Gopal Datta from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Ingrid Aasaaren from the Norwegian EmbassyPresent at the meeting were (from the left): Andy Shih from Autism Speaks, Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin (Prime Ministers Ambassador at large), Saima Hossain, Ambassador Ragne Birte Lund, Dr. S. Saxena, Director of the Department for Mental Health at WHO in Geneva, Professor Pran Gopal Datta from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Ingrid Aasaaren from the Norwegian Embassy

Last updated: 31.07.2011 // On the 27th of July Saima Hossain, one of the initiators of the global initiative on autism and public health together with her mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to visit the Norwegian Ambassador.

The meeting was a follow up on the International Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in Bangladesh and South Asia that took place from the 25th-27th of July in Dhaka.  The discussion was on the increasing amount of people affected by diseases within the autism spectrum and Bangladesh’s wish to become a model for how LDC’s can deal with mental diseases such as autism. Ambassador Lund welcomed this initiative and expressed hope that Norway and Bangladesh can work together internationally on the global initiative.


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