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icddr,b’s team pays homage to Bangabandhu

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  • 6 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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icddr,b’s team pays homage to Bangabandhu

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icddr,b’s Executive Director, Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, and the members of icddr,b’s senior leadership team have visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his birth centenary.

They paid tribute to the father of the nation through placing wreathes at the portrait of Bangabandhu on Tuesday. After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, Dr Tahmeed Ahmed and the team visited the historic residence of Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the capital.

During the visit, the Executive Director of icddr,b, Dr Tahmeed Ahmed said, “I remember our colleagues remembering the day when the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had instructed a team of doctors of icddr,b to investigate an unknown outbreak that occurred in Saint Martin’s island in April 1973”.

“icddr,b is indebted for the compassionate and visionary leadership of the Father of the Nation for entrusting us to fight the severe dysentery outbreak that ravaged the community,” he added.

icddr,b’s Senior Director, Maternal and Child Health Division and member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 Dr Shams El Arifeen; Acting Director, Laboratory Science and Services Division Dr Dinesh Mondal; Director, Human Resources Hugues-Marie Bello; Director, Finance Thomas Liam Barry; Controller, Finance Annrita Muthoni Mugambi and Acting Lead, Research Administration Armana Ahmed were present among others during the visit.