The delegation toured icddr,b's Dhaka Hospital at Mohakhali
British Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt visited International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) on Tuesday and appreciated her country’s decades long partnership with the institute in saving lives.
She was accompanied by a high-level delegation joined by the British High Commissioner Alison Blake, Department for International Development (DFID) Bangladesh Head Jim McAlpine, and a DFID delegation team.
The delegation toured icddr,b's Dhaka Hospital at Mohakhali.
During the visit, Mordaunt said: “The partnership between icddr,b and DFID is a special one and we are proud to provide UK aid support for research, innovations, and capacity building so they can continue saving thousands of lives annually.”
UK aid is one of the core donors to icddr,b and has been supporting icddr,b’s work since 1975. It has provided £36 million in core funding to date. This includes £12 million in current core funding through 2021.
The visiting delegation also met with the organization’s senior leadership and leading scientists.