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ICDDR,B recognises staff for humanitarian response to Rohingya

Published : Friday, 10 August, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 340
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ICDDR,B continues to lead the fight against cholera by mass vaccination, and through treating diarrhoeal disease across the globe. Always at the forefront of protecting the Bangladesh population, ICDDR,B recognised the essential role its talented and dedicated staff play in keeping disease in check at a ceremony at its Mohakhali headquarters today. The government of Bangladesh was represented by the Health Secretary Md Serajul Huq Khan, Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
ICDDR,B is proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of its staff during its humanitarian  response in the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and the diarrhoeal outbreak in Dhaka.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof John D Clemens, Executive Director at ICDDR,B, said, "It gives us immense pleasure to recognise all of our extraordinary staff who have shown commitment, confidence and compassion while delivering excellent services to protect the FDMN population in Cox's Bazar and during the outbreak in Dhaka. Today twenty of our colleagues will represent all involved in these two life-saving activities as I am joined by the Hon. Secretary, representing the close partnership we have with the Government of Bangladesh, in presenting them with a plaque of recognition."    
Md. Serajul Huq Khan, Secretary, Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family, Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has appreciated the effort made by icddr,b. He recognised those particularly involved in the vaccination campaign in the Rohingya camps and the management of the diarrhoeal disease outbreak in Dhaka. While he congratulates the awardees he has also acknowledged the role played by all at icddr,b.

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