Chinese sponsored project launched in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A China-funded south-south cooperation project aimed at bringing down maternal mortality in Bangladesh was officially launched in the capital Dhaka on Monday.
The project is run by the intergovernmental initiative Partners in Population and Development (PPD) in collaboration with Directorate General of Family Planning, an agency under Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The project of “Providing Safe, Comprehensive and Appropriate Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage for Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh” was funded by the Chinese government through China’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund.
China is currently chairing the PPD, an intergovernmental organization comprising 27 developing countries, which is committed to boosting the south-south cooperation.
Attending the launching ceremony were Bangladesh’s Health Minister Zahid Maleque and other government officials, and experts, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions including from China, Morocco, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, and United Nations agencies, among others.
The Bangladeshi health minister in his speech pledged support for the implementation of the project, which will begin in Gazipur district that is located on the outskirts of Dhaka. – Agencies