Handover Ceremony of the Misoprostol Tablets and Postnatal Care Kits by
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) to the
Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP)
31 May 2021: 15:00 Hours Bangladesh Time
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh has been jointly implementing the maternal mortality reduction project on “Providing Comprehensive, Safe and Appropriate Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Haemorrhage for Reducing Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh” in the Six Upazilas of Gazipur and Manikganj Districts of Bangladesh with financial assistance from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund under CHINA AID of the Government of China. The MCH Division of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) has been implementing the project activities through its District and Upazila level offices, while the District Civil Surgeon Offices have been extending crucial assistance to the implementation of the project activities. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Dhaka has also been extending significant assistance to the project implementation representing the project funding agency of the Government of China. The six selected Upazilas are Kaliganj and Kaliakoire of Gazipur District and Manikgaj Sadar, Saturia, Ghior and Harirampur of Manikganj District.
In addition to myriad of awareness, technical and capacity building activities, one of the most important components of the project is distribution of Misoprostol Tablets and Postnatal Care Kits to the pregnant mothers of the remote rural communities of the above-mentioned Upazilas for prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage towards reducing maternal mortality rates, one of the commitments made by the Government of Bangladesh through H.E. Minister Zahid Maleque, Minister of Health and Family Welfare at Nairobi Summit in 2019 on ICPD@25.
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) has already imported the Misoprostol Tablets and Postnatal Care Kits donated by the Government of China under the project framework with gracious support and assistance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh. PPD will handover the commodities to the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) for their distribution and usage in the project areas.
In this context, a formal Handover Ceremony has been scheduled to be organized on 31 May 2021 at 15:00 hours in the MCH Conference Hall of the DGFP Office in Dhaka. The Handover Ceremony will be held both in-person and virtually. Presided by Dr. Mohammad Sharif, Director of MCH Services of DGFP, the ceremony will be graced by Mrs. Shahan Ara Banu ndc, Director General of DGFP as the Chief Guest, Mr. Nitish Chandra Sarkar, Additional Secretary of the Medical Education and Family Welfare Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as the Special Guest. The Handover Ceremony will also be addressed by Mr. Liu Zhenhua, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of China in Dhaka and Mr. Adnene Ben Haj Aissa, Executive Director of Partners in Population and Development (PPD). The Handover Ceremony will be attended by the concerned Deputy Secretary of the Medical Education and Family Welfare Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, senior officials of DGFP Headquarters and Gazipur and Manikganj Districts including program officials of Partners in Population and Development (PPD).