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Rigorous community engagement a must to fight Covid-19: Speakers

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Health Desk- 05 July, 2020: Speakers at an online dialogue on Saturday stressed the need for rigorous involvement of local communities in fighting coronavirus spread across the country.

Bangladesh chapter of The Hunger Project, a global charitable organisation committed to sustainable end of world hunger, organised the virtual dialogue on "Coronavirus Resilient Villages: Interactions with Community Volunteers", said a press release.

Addressing the dialogue, noted public health expert Prof M Muzaherul Huq said, "Fighting coronavirus is not possible without the community's involvement."

He said works needed to be executed properly after involving communities in the containment initiatives.

Referring to a method followed in India's Kerala, The Hunger Project Country Director Badiul Alam Majumdar said authorities there achieved success in fighting the virus and reasons for the success was local government's role and community involvement.

Badiul, also a noted good governance campaigner, said volunteers under The Hunger Project in Bangladesh were working on various grounds in fighting the pandemic involving local communities.