WHO praises Hasina’s corona response, says health minister

Staff Correspondent

15 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her role in tackling the ongoing wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The World Health Organisation has written a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lauding her leadership in tackling the coronavirus situation in the country,” Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters on Thursday at a briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat.

Earlier, Forbes magazine praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and put her in its list of successful women leadership for her sincere efforts to contain the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh, a country of some 161 million people, led by Sheikh Hasina, is no stranger to crises. She was quick off her feet standing up to this one, with a response the World Economic Forum called ‘admirable’,” writes Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, a contributor of the Forbes, in an article on April 22.