President Iajuddin Ahmed Tuesday stressed the need for working together to resist the spread of HIV/AIDS alongside making family planning programmes successful, reports UNB.
"Various non-government organisations, doctors, professionals and other groups will have to supplement the government efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in this region," he said.
His remarks came when a 13-member delegation of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban in the city.
Welcoming the IPPF delegation including family planning associations of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal and Bangladesh, the president said it is possible to make people aware by raising literacy rate in the region.
During the meeting, Iajuddin called upon the family planning associations to follow the success stories in family planning sector to make headway in the efforts to check the spread of AIDS and other fatal diseases.
The delegation members apprised the president of their activities and expressed their interest to work under a high-profile committee by coordinating the activities of family planning associations and HIV/AIDS resistance activities.
The IPPF delegation included Fathimath Shafeega of the Maldives, Syed Munir Husain and Surayyo Jabeen of Pakistan, Safieh Shariari of Iran, CBN Giri of Nepal, Maj Shirley Silva of Sri Lanka and Janki Desai, Madhu Bala Nath and MN Tavargen of India, and Meher Afroze Chumki, Abul Quasem, Halida Hanum Akhter and AM Abu Taleb Hossain of Bangladesh.