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Saima Wazed awarded International Champion Award for autism work

26 Jul, 2017 16:17:00

Prime Minister’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain was awarded the International Champion Award from Shema Kolainu, a New York-based School and Center for Children with Autism, for her relentless and innovative works for the wellbeing of the persons with autism.




Saima, member of WHO's Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health and Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism of Bangladesh, has become the inspirational figure at the international level for her Autism works.




Last month, WHO South-East Asia Region appointed Saima Wazed Hossain as 'Goodwill Ambassador for Autism' in the regions of 11 countries.




Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen got the award from Shema Kolainu and its international affiliate ICare4Autism on behalf of Saima at a ceremony held at the Princeton Club on July 25 at the annual legislative breakfast, said a press release on Wednesday.