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UK Minister visits ICDDR,B

Published : Friday, 22 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 1121
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UK Minister visits ICDDR,B

UK Minister visits ICDDR,B

The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities of the United Kingdom, visited ICDDR,B on Tuesday.
She was accompanied by a high-level delegation joined by H.E. Alison Blake, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Jim McAlpine, Head of DFID Bangladesh, and a DFID delegation team.
The delegation toured ICDDR,B's Dhaka Hospital at Mohakhali, covering the intensive care unit and laboratories, short-stay ward, breast feeding counselling room, immunisation room and nutrition rehabilitation unit, and commended ICDDR,B's free-of-charge care to hundreds and thousands of people.
During the visit Minister Mordaunt lauded icddr,b's work and said, "The partnership between ICDDR,B and DFID is very special and we are proud to provide UK aid support for research, innovations and capacity building so they can continue saving thousands of lives annually." "ICDDR,B's expertise is also saving lives in crises around the world and I was really impressed by the staff I met, and new ideas and research I saw during my visit."





 



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