BD a focus country for US, says Bernicat

BD a focus country for US, says Bernicat

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Dhaka – US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Sunday said Bangladesh is a focus country for the US government’s key development efforts on global health and they count on icddr,b’s research and innovation.
“We all have an important role to play in developing and scaling up public health solutions for the most vulnerable in this world,” she said. UNB news agency reported
The US envoy made the remark while visiting the icddr,b to learn about the institution and its tenacious efforts to solve global public health challenges through innovative scientific research.
During her daylong visit, Bernicat was briefed about icddr,b and its works on cholera and vaccine studies, tuberculosis, strategic partnership for enhancing outbreak response and surveillance capacity, influenza surveillance, and anthropological approaches in developing public health interventions and delivery.
She also visited its Dhaka hospital, different laboratories and met with several scientists of icddr,b.
“The collaboration between the United States and icddr,b goes back to the Centre’s founding days. We’re proud to see the many sectors from the USA supporting icddr,b including government, academia and civil society,” Bernicat was quoted as saying in a statement issued by icddr,b.
The diplomat said she was overwhelmed seeing the progress and the impact this organisation has made and continues to make in global public health for more than 50 years.
icddr,b’s Executive Director Prof John D Clemens and Senior Directors welcomed Bernicat.
Dr Clemens said, “icddr,b is very fortunate to have had US support throughout its journey of more than 50 years as a leading global health research institute.”
US government institutions such as CDC, NIH, and USAID, as well as US foundations and private sector companies have been key partners. “US donors have contributed more than $300 million to icddr,b since 1995. We’re very grateful to them for their continued support,” Dr Clemens said.

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