The American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) jointly organized a public awareness program to promote the prevention of Dengue and Chikungunya on 28th July 2019 at 11:30 am in the AIUB Auditorium. The Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Mr Md. Atiqul Islam was the Chief Guest and the program was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of AIUB, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna.
The Honorable Mayor provided valuable insights regarding the measures to be taken to reduce the breeding of aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of Dengue and Chikungunya disease. He urged the students of AIUB, to spread public awareness and to reach out to their community regarding the prevention of breeding and reproduction of the aedes mosquitoes. The Chief Health Officer, DNCC, Brig. General Mominur Rahman Mamun and the local ward commissioner, Dr. Zinnat Ali delivered their views on the topic. University officials, teachers, students, representatives of the local government, and members of the community attended the seminar.
The VC of AIUB presented plaques of appreciation, Dengue preventing awareness communication materials to the Mayor of DNCC and the special guests. The honorable Mayor also presented AIUB with CDs containing informative computer animated videos regarding Dengue and Chikungunya. A vibrant and colorful rally commenced after the seminar, along Kuratoli Road while distributing information leaflets and stickers, with the participation of the students, teachers, the VC along with the honorable Mayor of DNCC.