Saima receives Intl Champion award for work on autism

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PV Desk : A US organisation has awarded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter, Saima Wazed Hossain, the prestigious International Champion Award for spearheading a campaign on mental health and autism in Bangladesh.

Hossain, better known by her nickname Putul, is Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh, and is also part of Shuchona Foundation, which works on mental health issues. She is also a member of WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on mental health.

The award was given at the annual breakfast program of ‘Shema Kolainu’, a school and centre for autistic children and its international collaborator ‘I Care For Autism’. Masud Bin Momen, Bangladesh’s permanent representative and ambassador to the United Nation received the award on behalf of Hossain.