Experience the formidable screen of Galaxy Note 10+

One of the key elements for a great smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top-performing display. It is the display performance that determines how good and how beautiful everything on the smartphone looks, including the camera photos, visuals of all of our Apps, and also how readable and how usable the screen is in high ambient lighting. The display is the crown jewel of the smartphone!

The Galaxy Note 10+ is Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone received the DisplayMate Best Smartphone Award earning DisplayMate’s highest ever Display Performance Grade of A+. The latest Samsung innovation comes with a large 6.8-inch State-of-Art curved Dynamic AMOLED display that fills almost the entire front face of the phone from edge-to-edge.

The aspect ratio of the display is 19% larger than most smartphones and widescreen televisions. It is taller in Portrait mode and wider in Landscape mode, which provides extra space for notifications and for displaying multiple Apps and content simultaneously on-screen. The main screen has rounded corners and is curved along both the left and right edges, which provides two additional user configuration edge screen areas that can be viewed from both the front or the sides, and even when the phone is placed face down. This will help the user to check the messages, notifications, memos, an Edge Clock, and a Night Clock in the Always-on Display mode.

Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 10+ has a very small circular O-hole at the very top center of the screen for the front-facing selfie camera and sensors. The Front Camera O-hole is just 4.7mm in diameter, and it takes up only a tiny 0.15% of the total display area and is implemented as a clear opening within the OLED display.

As a result of its larger display size and larger aspect ratio, the Galaxy Note 10+ has a 3K Higher Resolution Quad HD+ display with 3040×1440 pixels and 498 pixels per inch, with 4.4 Mega Pixels, which is more than double the number of pixels in our HDTV. It can display more than four complete HD 1280×720 images at once.

On top of it, this marvel is the most color-accurate display with record-setting absolute color accuracy of 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which is visually indistinguishable from perfect, and almost certainly considerably better than most existing smartphones, HDTV, tablet, laptop, and computer monitor.

The Galaxy Note 10+ can also play 4K High Dynamic Range content made for 4K UHD television.

Most smartphones and tablets generally provide only one to up to several Color Gamut. The Galaxy Note 10+ has automatic color management that spontaneously switches to the proper Color Gamut for any displayed image content that has an ICC Profile that falls within the OLED Wide Color Space. For this reason, the images will automatically appear with the correct colors, which is neither over-saturated or under-saturated.

Moreover, mobile displays are often used under relatively bright ambient lighting, which washes out the image color saturation and contrast, reducing picture quality and making it harder to view or read the screen. To be usable in high ambient light, a display needs a dual combination of high screen Brightness and low screen Reflectance. The Galaxy Note 10+ has both these features. This is extremely important for screen readability, picture quality, and color accuracy in ambient light.

These are only the tip of the iceberg of what Galaxy Note 10+ display can do. Now imagine playing your favorite video game with Galaxy Note 10+ or watching your favorite movie in 4K resolution. It is going to be a completely different experience.

https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/phones/galaxy-note/

With every new phone, Samsung innovates some significant enhancements and improvements that make its first appearance on their devices, and this time, it seems like Galaxy Note 10+ has again raised the bar significantly higher.

Vital answers about teen depression and suicide

The transition from childhood to adulthood is often challenging and tumultuous, and it is during this period that some teenagers and young adults first experience depression and suicidal thoughts. Sadly, depression is a much more widespread problem than most people think.

Not every young adult will suffer from depression or contemplating suicide, of course, but it’s important for parents to pay attention to their child’s behaviour as he or she gets older and to allow for open and honest communication. Parents can be better prepared to support a child who may be depressed or suicidal by educating themselves about these mental health issues.

Here are just a few of the questions that parents of young adults often have about depression and suicide, accompanied by answers from the mental health treatment centre, Yellowbrick.

Question: How do I know if my child is depressed?

Answer: It’s hard to say if a young adult is depressed or simply “going through a moody phase”.  There are no reliable indicators of an impending suicide attempt, but there are some common signs that could mean someone is experiencing depression. These might include a loss of interest in activities that your child once enjoyed, isolation from friends and family, changes in sleeping patterns (either lack of sleep or excessive sleep), changes in appetite or eating patterns, low energy levels, or sudden mood swings. Some young adults may also attempt to use drugs and alcohol to cope with depression. Substance abuse is not necessarily an indicator of suicidal thoughts, but it does increase the risk of a depressed individual attempting suicide.

Question: What might my child be going through after a suicide attempt?

Answer: It is not uncommon for young adults to experience feelings of shame and guilt after a failed suicide attempt. These feelings may cause them to withdraw from their loved ones further, increasing their actual or perceived social isolation.

Let them know that they can talk to you without fear of being judged.

Unfortunately, young adults who have attempted suicide once have a higher risk for another attempt, as the first attempt may have a gateway effect on the risk-reward center of the brain.

Question: How can I best support my child after a suicide attempt?

Answer: Because a young adult who has attempted suicide may be experiencing shame, one of the most valuable things you can do as a parent is to demonstrate your unconditional acceptance of your child. Offer to support your child in whatever way he or she needs at this time, and talk to your child about seeing a therapist or counsellor. Empathize with your child even if they are experiencing frustration and anger.  Let them know that they can talk to you without fear of being judged.

Debating for development: UNFPA Bangladesh Youth Dialogue

From November 12-14, 2019, the Government of Kenya, the Government of Denmark, and UNFPA are convening the Nairobi Summit, a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. The conference will offer an inclusive platform, bringing together governments, UN agencies, civil society, private sector organisations, women’s groups and youth networks to discuss and agree on actions to accelerate the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.

On September 6, 2019, UNFPA Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh Debating Council (BDC) and Independent University, Bangladesh Debating club (IUBDC) launched a two-day debate tournament at the premises of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

The tournament was organised with an objective to engage the youth, where the participants from universities – both public and private – can engage in an extensive discussion on how the realisation of the ICPD Agenda is intrinsic to sustainable economic growth for Bangladesh.

Their voices echoed through the debates on a range of topics that are close to UNFPA’s agenda. The ideas and recommendations of the participants will be presented to the stakeholders of national and international development to the Summit.

The debate tournament addressed real-world issues and brought out the voice of the youth on problems like disseminating messages on specific ICPD themes: sexual reproductive health and rights, maternal health, prevent violence against women and child marriage. To empower and involve them to disseminate these issue-based messages to their peers and to bring the attention of policymakers about the needs of youth-based SRHR services: prevention of child marriage, maternal mortality and violence against women. To build awareness among adolescents and youth about the opportunities and challenges associated with them.

To mark the Summit, 16 teams from reputed public and private universities from Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet and Chattogram were invited to participate in this competition, along with 22 most reputed judges in the debate circuit. The teams had four preliminary rounds of debate that were carried out on September 6. All the teams faced off against each other where the top four teams at the end of the preliminary rounds qualified for the finals held on September 7, 2019.

The championship went to Independent University, Bangladesh Debate Club (IUBDC) with the runners-up award going to IBA, University of Dhaka.

The debates were followed by a youth-centric plenary session opened by Dr Asa Torkelsson, Representative of UNFPA whose opening remarks echoed the vision of the UNFPA.

“UNFPA has been working with and for young people since our inception. Our partnerships with young people are, and must always be, based on their active and meaningful participation. In order to achieve the ICPD Agenda from 25 years ago, we need to take account of your experiences, concerns and stories to shape an inclusive future for you, who will also help us achieve the SDGs.”

She said

The speech was followed by a presentation on the topic by UNFPA Deputy Representative, Eiko Narita. Following that Sakib Bin Rashid, Instructor at 10 Minute School, Ashreen Mridha, Bangladesh Women’s National Basketball Team Player, and Umama Zillur, Founder of Kotha, led an interactive session covering youth leadership, women empowerment and sexual violence.

“On behalf of the entire English debating community of Bangladesh I am honoured that the UNFPA entrusted us to help crowdsource important ideas to be taken into consideration at Nairobi, this validates that the time the youth spend behind researching and generating discourse on these crucial ideas do indeed matter and has encouraged us all to keep the discourse going so that our ideas and voices can play a role in the ever changing global landscape.”

Said Fardeen Ameen, the Chair of Bangladesh Debating Council

‘Morris Garages’ launches MG ZS in Bangladesh

The Iconic British Automotive brand Morris Garages started its operations in Bangladesh with the launching of MG ZS. Mr. Robert Chatterton Dickson, His Excellency, The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh was present as the chief guest. Beside that, Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury, Group Managing Director, RANCON; Mr. Shawn Hakim, Director, Rancon British Motors Ltd. and other officials were present during the launching ceremony.

Morris Garages, popularly known as MG has a legacy of more than 100 years and has a very rich heritage which is connected to the British family, prestigious races, big celebrities and many more. The company inherits British genes creating a contemporary yet unique personality and style. The brand carries the essence of British DNA and expresses pure fun, confidence, and passion for life. Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing economies; and has picked up the market for branded cars that expresses the personality of not only the riders, but also the owners themselves. To cater to this growing need, RANCON British Motors has brought ‘Morris Garages’ to Bangladesh. The journey of MG in Bangladesh to be spearheaded by MG ZS followed by some exciting models like MG3 (Best Value Hatchback) & HS (Technologically Advanced New Crossover SUV) & ZS EV ( the electric car to revolutionize the automotive industry of Bangladesh).

The New 5 seater crossover SUV MG ZS comes with premium features for a price of 26.5 lac BDT. With smart design, advanced technology and ‘family-ready’ built, the is gorgeous in any roads even in crowded cities. The MG ZS is packed with user-friendly, intelligent technology including LED daytime running lights, Cruise Control, and Bluetooth, an 8” color touch screen, Satellite Navigation, and Reversing camera and sensors. MG ZS is also available with a choice of 1.5 and 1.00-litre Turbo engine.

At the launching event of this iconic British Automotive brand, He the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Mr. Robert Chatterton Dickson says, “It is fantastic to have this new car revive the MG spirit and the best of the British motoring. MG represents British creativity and British innovation. I am looking forward to seeing this new MG on the open roads of Bangladesh, where the car will be able to demonstrate what it is really made of.”

“Automobile market in Bangladesh has immense potential. With the launch of MG, we will deliver the esteemed customer with right vehicle ensuring the  MG global standard after-sales experience” says Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury, Group Managing Director, RANCON.

“MG aims to set a strong foothold in the automobile market of the country by delivering our unique & next level advanced vehicles which have the utility matched with the persona of the rider” says Mr. Shawn Hakim, Director, Rancon British Motors Ltd.

The New MG ZS will be available in MG’s Flagship Showroom from 6 September 2019 at 215, Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak, Dhaka.

Samsung redefines Smart TV with ‘Unbox Magic Everyday’ campaign 

Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has recently launched its latest Smart TVs, R Series with industry-first unique benefits such as personal computer, music system, home cloud, live cast, and two-way sharing. It has been launched under the ‘Unbox Magic Everyday’ campaign which resonates with the lifestyle of millennials offering meaningful benefits to them.

Regarding the launch, Shahriar Bin Lutfor, Head of Business, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Bangladesh said, “With Samsung’s commitment to deliver the best in class products, we are proud to deliver our most innovative and immersive lineup to date, and to give users more than they ever thought was possible before.”

The new TV-line up along with these never-seen-before benefits will redefine the term ‘Smart’ in Smart TVs and take the home entertainment experience to a whole new level. Along with the revolutionary new smart features, all the Smart TVs come with unmatched picture quality ranging from the High Definition (HD) range with Ultra Pix technology to the Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K models, featuring superior colors, stunning details, and contrast levels. 

With the personal computer feature, people can now transform their TV into a computer. Customers can create PPT/Excel/Word documents directly from the TVand share them. They can even mirror their laptop on the Smart TV wirelessly. Also, users can remotely access their laptop or personal computer from home or any other location.

The music system has colorful graphics and granular controls. Customers can manage USB device playlists and create an immersive musical experience with external speakers. Now Samsung Smart TV will also transform into a virtual cloud to automatically store important files such as photos and videos from the customer’s smartphone through Samsung account. 

The live cast feature will let people share a live video over bandwidth to the TVs using the SmartThings app, which is available on most Android devices. Moreover, two-way sharing will let customers share videos, music, and even live TV from phone to TV and vice versa. 

Furthermore, Samsung has launched as many as 13 models on R-Series TV, starting with the 43-inch model that starts at BDT 56,900, while the top-most model comes with a 75-inch that is priced at BDT 449,900. Samsung Bangladesh is providing an introductory offer for the customers which will continue till September 30, 2019. During this campaign period, customers will receive cashback on all the 13 models for up to BDT 25,000. Exchange offer can also be availed in the campaign.

Bangladesh will send its own Miss Universe Contestant this year

Bangladesh will participate for the first time in the 68th edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant in South Korea on December 2019. After the selection process, the Miss Universe Bangladesh grand finale will be held on 23rd October in Dhaka. In the Grand Finale, Bollywood superstar and Miss Universe 1994, Sushmita Sen will be one of the judges and will crown the winner. 

‘Confidently Beautiful’

The motto is “Confidently Beautiful”.  In addition to beauty, the pageant is focusing on different positive personality traits.

 “Miss Universe Bangladesh will feature some of the most beautiful, intelligent, elegant, talented and confident women of our country”

said Mr. Rizwan Bin Farouq  chairman of ‘Miss Universe Bangladesh’.

Miss Universe uses the spotlight to focus on social issues and the ability of the contestants to bring about change. In addition to their beauty and grace, Miss Universe Bangladesh will be selected based on her ability to take on social challenges and will be dedicated to humanitarian causes. She will be a goodwill ambassador for the country. The platform will be used to highlight and bring awareness about gender-based violence issues in the country.

Bangladesh will send its own Miss Universe Contestant this year

“It is a great honor to be a part of this prestigious event, our main objective is to empower women and fight violence against women. Through the Miss Universe  Bangladesh platform, Flora Bank will also access [the] global market”. 

Mustafa Rafiqul Islam, the Managing Director of Flora Bank, the title sponsor of the event.

In addition to Flora Bank, other sponsors and partners are Inglot, Splash, Yellow, Shohoz, Misfit Technologies, Northbrook consultants, Bagher Bachcha Digital and Bangladesh Heritage Craft Foundation.

What is Miss Universe? 

Bangladesh will send its own Miss Universe Contestant this year

The winner of Miss Universe Bangladesh will then participate in the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant, since 1952. 

The competition features a variety of segments, including an athletic wear segment, a national costume segment and an evening gown segment. Contestants are asked country-specific questions or social, political or moral questions in the interview segment. Whoever goes as far as to win Miss Universe, gets an opportunity to travel to New York City, make media appearances, visit charitable organizations and sponsor events. The crowned Miss Universe must raise awareness and funds for charitable causes.

Miss Universe 2018

Bangladesh will send its own Miss Universe Contestant this year

Previous Miss Universe title Holders have been from South Africa, France, Columbia. Miss Universe 2018 is Catriona Gray, from the Philippines. The 25-year-old, who was crowned last year, is passionate about the arts and previously received her Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music. She works closely with Young Focus Philippines, an education-based NGO that provides free education and school sponsorships for children in Tondo Manila, one of the poorest neighbourhoods within the country’s capital city. Catriona is an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, and now as Miss Universe, plans to bring more awareness to the epidemic.

A global platform

Bangladesh will send its own Miss Universe Contestant this year

The competition will be an opportunity for the contestant from Bangladesh to promote themselves and the country,  to highlight impact-driven work in the country. According to Miss Universe, the women who compete embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all women. 8000 aspiring women from all over the country have already registered online. The registration process will conclude on September 15th. 

Unmarried women between the age of 18 to 28 will be able to participate in the competition. ‘Miss Universe Bangladesh’ will be aired on RTV. 

Ookla Speedtest recognizes Grameenphone as the fastest mobile network

Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has once again recognized Grameenphone as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ in Bangladesh for Q1-Q2 of 2019. Grameenphone acknowledged that the continuous support and trust by its customers has enabled this continuous improvement.

The “Speedtest Awards” for top providers in speed are determined using a speed score that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance.  Grameenphone won the award with a speed score of 9.25 in 2018, and continuous improvement since then raised the score to 10.60 in 2019.

Ookla arrived at this result by analysing consumer-initiated tests on compatible ‘modern devices’, taken through the Speedtest app across all major operators in the country.  The Ookla analysis confirmed that Grameenphone has achieved the fastest overall mobile internet speed in Bangladesh during the stipulated time period.  Ookla considers ‘modern devices’, like those which can connect to the market’s fastest, generally available technology.

“We are pleased to award Grameenphone with the award for Fastest Mobile Network in Bangladesh. This recognition is a testament to their exceptional performance in Q1-Q2 of 2019 based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken through the Speedtest,”

Said Jamie Steven, EVP at Ookla.

Grameenphone’ sub-base reached 75.3 Million as of June 2019.  In the second quarter, the company invested BDT 3.8 Bn for network coverage and rolled new 4G sites along with network modernization.  Grameenphone has 100% Mobile Broadband coverage with more than 16000 sites throughout the country.

Top 5 pizza places in Dhanmondi

If there is one thing that we can all agree on– is that pizza is love. But when you are in Dhanmondi, and want the perfect slice, where do you go? Here are our top 5 favorite places so you can quickly fulfill your pizza cravings. Spend less time in deciding who has the perfect cheese to dough ratio and more time eating. So in no particular order:

Pizza Roma

Pizza Roma is synonymous with high-quality pizza with fusion toppings and thin crust. Meet both your cravings for Bangla flavor and pizza by ordering the Chilli-lime-grilled pizza (BDT 700 for a small and BDT 1200 for a large) or the Achar chicken. Taste-wise, the pizzas are consistently good; however we have had cases of receiving cold pizza, when it was delivered during busy nights.

  • Address: Kazi and Ahmed Tower, House Number 35, Rd No. 2, Dhaka 1205
  • Hours: 12-11 pm
  • Contact: 01755-660039

Read more: Where to eat in Dhaka after midnight

Domino’s Pizza Bangladesh

It may feel like Domino’s has been open for more than a decade, but that was the locally ‘inspired’ version. The international franchise, Domino’s Pizza, opened up shop earlier this year. Go here when you are craving pizza with a thick, American crust. For some, the pizzas have the additional appeal of trying out brands that they grew up seeing only in the movies. Pizzas here come in smaller sizes, so Dominos can be good for a quick, solo lunch. The larger ones maybe a little too heavy and oily, far from the lighter, thin-crust versions that many crave. 

The regular-sized Margherita is relatively cheap, at BDT 149. The classic pepperoni is BDT 269. Loaded pizzas like Meatzza and Extravaganza feast (with bbq chicken, chicken sausage, spicy chicken and pepperoni as toppings) are available at BDT 349 for the regular, BDT 649 for the medium and BDT 1099 for the large. 

  • Address: Ground & First Floor, Rangs Fortune Square, Plot- 32, Road No-2, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Contact: 09612-216656 & www.dominos.com.bd
  • Hours 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Bella Italia

Bella Italia is a Dhaka classic. It is the place for the nostalgic, for those who like consistency and for family gatherings. Many Dhaka dwellers associate comfort food and pizza to their Pizza Funghi e Sausage. True to its name, the menu also covers Italian Classics like pizza with anchovies, olives, or eggplant. For some, the toppings are too out there or do not feel like good value for money. Try for yourself.

  • Address: Dhanmondi ADC Empire Plaza, (1st Floor), Plot 91, Road 12/A, Satmasjid Road, Opposite Pizza Hut, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209.
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM–11 PM
  • Contact: 01771-077001

Cheez

Cheez is another place that serves hot and cheesy pizzas at generous sizes and fusion flavors. Cheez pizza’s have fun names like Simpler Moddhe Gorgeous pizza, fun flavors like Kala Bhuna. Some love the taste of the different kinds of cheeses that they use, some are not a fan. 

  • Address: Rangs KB Square, 736, Satmasjid Road, Dhaka 1205
  • Hours: 11am-11pm

Dough on the Go

In Dhanmondi? Yes, the latest place on the block is Dough on the Go. They have set up in One Big Plate, the food court. Dough on the Go specializes in pizzas with thin crusts and fresh toppings. The opening of this outlet extends the delivery zone to Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur, Lalmatia and surrounding areas. Their menu is limited compared to the other places on this list and pizzas come only in one size (12 inch).

However, each pizza has a unique flavor–be it the Meatgasm with three types of beef sausage or the pizza with chicken and mushrooms in white sauce (Fungkhy Chicken). Our favorite is the Pesto pizza, because we can taste the freshness of the pesto that is made in-house. Some find the dough too soft and the toppings too heavy, so it can be a messy experience. We keep going back because the texture of the dough of the crust sets them apart from many other pizzerias in the city.

  • Address: L10 (11th floor), Imperial Amin Tower, 10/A on Satmasjid Road.
  • Hours for Dhanmondi: 12 PM to 11.00 PM
  • Hotline for Dhanmodi and surrounding areas: 01305785343

May you enjoy many cheese pulls and pizza nights.

Did we miss your favourite place? Do you have very strong feelings about pizza? Let us know!

Cookups shuts down its operations for app and food delivery

Acclaimed startup Cookups has announced a shut down of its operations in app and food delivery service. In a Facebook post earlier this evening, Cookups made the announcement, stating lack of sufficient funding as one of the reasons to discontinue.

However, the Cookups Facebook page will stay for their other venture, Cookups Rannaghor. Cookups Rannaghor is a delivery only kitchen serving Bangla cuisine.

Cookups released the following statement today:

Dear Diners,

It is with a very heavy heart that we need to announce that we have decided to discontinue and shut down operations for the Cookups app and food delivery service. Today will be our last day of deliveries. We are very sorry it had to come to this as we were unable to raise sufficient funding to continue. Thank you immensely for being part of that part of our journey and for believing in us and we are grateful for the opportunity we had to bring you delicious food from amazing cooks from around the city. We are however going to use this page for our venture Cookups Rannaghor going forward, which as of now you can order through Uber Eats.

Lots of love,

Team Cookups

-Cookup’s post from its Facebook page

Cookups began its journey in 2016, headed by entrepreneur duo Namira Hossain and Misha Ali. It rose to popularity in the following years as the largest online marketplace in Bangladesh for healthy homemade food.

Dengue in Bangladesh

The IEDCR has records of the number of cases reported since 2014.

16,223 Reported cases in July 2019.

Dengue Reporting from Different Districts in 2019

Dengue has spread to all of Bangladesh’s country’s 64 districts, but Directorate of General Health Services (DGHS) records show more than 86 percent of cases in the country are concentrated in the capital.

Who has been infected?

Both men and women in the age range of 15 to 35 years old. More women than men are dengue patients. View this chart on Tableau.

How are these cases distributed across Dhaka?

There are a greater number of cases reported in Moghbazar, Rampura, Jatrabari , Malibag  than other areas in Dhaka city.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary vector of dengue. The virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The dengue mosquito can breed in just a teaspoon of standing or stagnant water. The Aedes aegypti mosquito lives in urban habitats and breeds mostly in man-made containers. Common breeding areas are discarded tires, barrels, plastic drums and jerry cans. Unlike other mosquitoes Ae. aegypti is a day-time feeder; its peak biting periods are early in the morning and in the evening before dusk.

“Cities like Dhaka, where development is taking place in an unplanned manner, the grounds are ripe for mosquitoes to breed and procreate.”

Bangladeshi urban planner Dr Sarwar Jahan told Al Jazeera.

Cases reported earlier in the year, more recorded cases in 2009 than any year in the last 10 years

Reported cases of Dengue over the years. View chart on Tableau.

Dengue reporting related deaths over the years in Bangladesh. View chart on Tableau.

The incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. (WHO, https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue). This is the case for Bangladesh as well.

Usually, the first cases of dengue are reported in late May or June and go away by late August or early September. However, this year, the number of reported cases begin in January and drastically increased in 2019.

Who is the data source?

These data are sourced from the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research

The present Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) were established in 1976. The institute conducts research on epidemiological and communicable diseases and runs disease control programs mainly in the form of parasitic and entomological containment of vector-borne diseases through the application of epidemiological principles. For example, in recent years, they have conducted tuberculosis prevalence survey, a national serosurvey of dengue exposure in Bangladesh and estimated the incidence of maternal deaths from HEV in Bangladesh. Other activities include surveillance, outbreak investigation and training and workshops on related issues.

PDF versions of these reports are also available for download from this URL (https://www.iedcr.gov.bd/index.php/dengue/dengue-current-situation).