It is estimated from hospital records that death from cardiovascular diseases including intracerebral and other internal hemorrhagic diseases together account for more than 12% of all deaths, making these NCDs second killer diseases in the country. Based on current evidences from different small-scale studies and records of different level hospitals it can be assumed that trends of NCDs are on the rise.
Non Communicable Diseases Prevention Program is a program of WHO & IEDCR of Bangladesh Government, which is introduced in Bangladesh recently through six NGOs. FACES is one of them. From 2005 this program was running on volunteer basis. After that this program was being lunched under direct leadership of FACES in Mohammadpur Area up to 2009.
Under this program FACES oriented 120 volunteers in six batches. Not only that, FACES organized three rallies, one round table discussion to create awareness among the community people. FACES also observed ‘World No Tobacco Week’ in a broader scale.
Second Phase: After successful completion of pilot project WHO was so pleased to continue this program at Mohammadpur and Adabor thana OF Dhaka. After continuing a specific duration WHO withdrew their fund and now FACES is continuing this project in a limited scale.