UK to support health service in 15 upazilas
Published : Friday, 22 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 283
Department for International Development (DFID) Bangladesh Country Representative Judith Herbertson said United Kingdom would support health service in 15 remote upazilas along with municipalities of Khulna and Barishal districts in 3.5 years.
The DFID head in Bangladesh made the remarks at a launching ceremony of a programme titled 'Essential Healthcare for the Disadvantaged in Bangladesh' held in the city with the help of Concern
Worldwide along with its consortium partners.
Secretary to Health Services Division Md Ashadul Islam attended the function as the chief guest while Joint Chief of Planning at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr AE Md Mohiuddin Osmani and Director (Planning and Research) of DGHS Dr Md Iqbal Kabir were, among others, present at the programme.
Judith Herbertson said, "It'll also tackle the negative effect of climate change and environmental degradation on the health of the disadvantaged people in the coastal belt, including those living with disabilities."
The DFID head in Bangladesh said the programme will test different approaches with local health authorities and users of the health services.
Ashadul Islam said combined efforts are required from both government and non-government organisations to get over healthcare crisis for the disadvantaged population of coastal areas.