On Monday, 4 July 2022, Dr. Ashrafi Ahmad ndc, Additional Secretary (Population, Family Welfare and Law), Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh accompanied by Mr. SM Ahsanul Aziz, Deputy Secretary of the same Division of the Ministry, visited PPD Secretariat. This was the first visit of Dr. Ashrafi Ahmad to PPD Secretariat following her nomination as the new PCC of Bangladesh for PPD.
The Officer-in-Charge of PPD Secretariat Mr. Patrick Mugirwa extended warm welcome to the PCC and the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry.
PPD Secretariat under the leadership of the PPD Governing Board Chair, H.E. Ms. Lindiwe Zulu MP, Honorable Minister of Social Development of South Africa has been engaged in the preparation for the 37th Executive Committee Meeting of Partners in Population and Development (PPD). The 37th Executive Committee Meeting is also being coincided with the Interview of the Candidates for the post of new PPD Executive Director, which was fallen vacant after the departure of the former Executive Director.
The PCC inquired about the well-being of the Secretariat staff members and ensured that her office will extend all necessary support and assistance to the smooth operation of PPD Secretariat in Dhaka. Regarding organization of the 37th Executive Committee Meeting of PPD and Interview of the Candidates for the position of the PPD Executive Director, Dr. Ashrafi Ahmad assured the Officer-in-Charge all necessary support and assistance on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh. She had a quick review of the ongoing preparations for organization of the forthcoming events in Dhaka. She reiterated that her office under the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Health and Family Welfare H.E. Mr. Zahid Maleque MP, PPD Board and Executive Committee Member, will do everything necessary for seamless organization of the forthcoming events. She added that Bangladesh will extend the highest possible courtesies and hospitality to the Executive Committee Members and Ministers. She expressed her willingness to work in close coordination with the PPD Secretariat for organization of the forthcoming events. She requested the OIC Mr. Patrick Mugirwa to maintain continued communication with her office informing whatever support and assistance are required towards organization of the events. Mr. Patrick Mugirwa extended profound appreciation and gratitude to the PCC for visiting the Secretariat and for the positive gesture she has demonstrated, particularly towards the organization of the events.
After conclusion of the meeting, the PCC visited different facilities in the PPD Secretariat compound.