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UK Minister Penny Mordaunt visits icddr,b, lauds life-saving partnership

  • Published at 05:34 pm February 20th, 2019
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From right - Anthony Flynn, Director of Development at icddr,b, Hon Minister Penny Mordaunt, MP, UK, Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, Senior Director, Nutrition and Clinical Services at icddr,b, H.E. Alison Blake, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Azharul Islam Khan, Head of Hospitals at icddr,b, Jim McAlpine, Head of DFID Bangladesh Courtesy

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. Dr Tahmeed Ahmed (right) explaining the work of neonatal rehabilitation unit to Hon Minister Penny Mordaunt, MP, UK (second from right)  | Courtesy

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.