A one day training session on “OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT OF KALA-AZAR IN BANGLADESH” has been conducted at icddr, b, Mohakhali, Dhaka on 05 March, 2018

Training Schedule

Venue: icddr, b, Mohakhali, Dhaka
Date: 05 March, 2018

The national VL elimination program has achieved 98% of its target in 2015. The VL burden has come down dramatically as a result of both program interventions and natural trend of the disease. Since VL case load is decreasing and the disease is clustered, the program is focussing their control interventions on limited endemic Upazilas. However, VL cases are re-emerging from Upazilas where cases with PKDL are left unidentified and untreated and where program activities have been stopped. In 2015, there were 420 new cases of VL reported in the country; this gradual decline means that the programme needs to be alert and responsive to a spike in new cases in previously highly endemic areas where there has been a gradual and consistent fall, and also to new cases emerging in areas that were previously considered non-endemic. As time progresses, the geographical spread will further evolve, and strategies to define and deal with these ‘outbreaks’ need to be identified. Furthermore, considering the objective of consolidation phase of elimination programme, it is also important to generate a definition of VL outbreak in Bangladesh and develop an outbreak management guideline accordingly.
Considering above issues, the KalaCORE consortium came to address this gap by providing financial support to generate VL specific outbreak management guideline for Bangladesh, composition of outbreak management team under national Kala-azar elimination programme (NKEP) and capacity build up of the team on outbreak investigation. Very recent, Kala-azar Outbreak Management Guideline for Bangladesh has been developed by the NKEP with the technical support from icddr,b. Now it is important to train outbreak management team at Upazila level as per the guideline to build their capacity on Kala-azar outbreak management in Bangladesh. Therefore today’s training session is designed to train the outbreak management team at Upazila level as well as to discuss the next steps for its proper implementation at Upazila level.

To build capacity of staffs at Upazila Health Complex on Kala-azar outbreak management in relation to national Kala-azar elimination programme in Bangladesh
Specific objectives
1. To train outbreak management team at Upazila level on Kala-azar outbreak management as per Kala-azar Outbreak Management Guideline for Bangladesh.
2. To share roles and responsibilities of Kala-azar outbreak management team at Upazila level.


TRAINING AGENDA Time (05/03/2018) Event
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome speech by Dr. A.F.M. Akhtar Hossain, Deputy Program Manager (Kala-azar), NKEP, CDC, DGHS/ Dr. Dinesh Mondal, Sr. Scientist & Project Director, KalaCORE Project, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Introduction of the participants (All)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Inauguration speech from the Honourable Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Sanya Tahmina, Director, Disease Control &

Line Director, Communicable Disease Control (CDC), DGHS

10:45 AM – 12: 45 PM Presentation on “Kala-azar Outbreak Management in Bangladesh” by Dr. Mohammad Sohel Shomik, Deputy Project Coordinator (icddr,b)
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM  

1. How to fill up the Forms at Upazilla level under the management of Kala-azar Outbreak

2. Roles and Responsibilities of Upazilla level OMT


by Mr. Debashis Ghosh, Assistant Coordination Manager, (icddr,b)

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Closing of the training session


List of Upazilla Health Complex

SL. No Upazilla Name* District Name Division  
01 Sreepur Gazipur Dhaka  
02 Gazipur Sadar Gazipur Dhaka  
03 Bhuapur Tangail Dhaka  
04 Shakhipur Tangail Dhaka  
05 Madhupur Tangail Dhaka  
06 Ghatail Tangail Dhaka  
07 Kalihati Tangail Dhaka  
08 Delduar Tangail Dhaka  
09 Dhanbari Tangail Dhaka  
10 Dhamrai Dhaka Dhaka  
11 Shibpur Narsingdi Dhaka  
12 Saturia Manikgonj Dhaka  
13 Manikganj Sadar Manikganj Dhaka  
14 Daulotpur Manikgonj Dhaka  
15 Pangsha Rajbari Dhaka  
16 Shorishabari Jamalpur Mymensingh  
17 Jamalpur Sadar Jamalpur Mymensingh  
18 Shujanagar Pabna Rajshahi  
19 Panchbibi Joypurhat Rajshahi
20 Chapai Sadar Chapainawbabganj Rajshahi
21 Roygonj Sirajgonj Rajshahi
22 Kamarkhanda Sirajgonj Rajshahi
23 Chouhali Sirajgonj Rajshahi
24 Ullapara Sirajgonj Rajshahi
25 Tarash Sirajgonj Rajshahi
26 Ghoraghat Dinajpur Rangpur
27 Baraigram Natore Rajshahi
28 Gurudashpur Natore Rajshahi
29 Daulotpur Kushtia Khulna
30 Terokhada Khulna Khulna