USAID’s MaMoni MNCSP Launched at Habiganj

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A district level launching event took place on January 31, 2019 at Hall Room of Zilla Parishad, Habiganj, jointly organized by District DGFP and DGHS department, with the support of USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP).
The Chief Guest for the event was Md. Kutubuddin, Joint Secretary and Director, Family Planning, Sylhet Division; and the event was chaired by Dr. Rathindra Chandra Dev, Superintendent, District Hospital, Habiganj.

Dr. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Deputy Civil Surgeon (In Charge) welcomed all to the event and newborn and maternal health situation in Habiganj was presented by Dr. Nasima Khanom Iva, Deputy Director, Family Planning (In Charge). Introduction to MaMoni MNCSP was presented by Dr. Nakul Kumar Biswas, Deputy Director, Program Implementation, MaMoni MNCSP. A presentation on Quality of Care was made by special guest Dr. Shumona Shafinaz, Senior Technical Advisor, Program Implementation, MaMoni MNCSP.

In his speech, the Chief Guest, Md. Kutubuddin said that he has been involved with MaMoni since the beginning of its operation, and the amount of support that was provided to strengthen Habiganj district's health facility structure was remarkable.

Addressing the guests, the Chairperson Dr. Rathindra Dev mentioned how glad he is to have Mamoni’s support and that he expects everyone's equal participation and cooperation in doing more constructive work for this sector.

Other special guests included: Dr. Abu Sufian, Principal, Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Habiganj; Dr. Anisur Rahman, AD, DGHS Sylhet Division; Md. Shafiul Alam, Deputy Director Local Government; Dr. Md. Mushfiq Hossain Chawdhury, Zila Parishad Chairman; Mahmudul Kabir Murad, Deputy Commissioner. Local government officials, journalists and others stakeholders were also present in the event.

The five-year project was formally launched in Chandpur, Madaripur, Noakhali and Kushtia districts earlier, and today’s launching in Habiganj marked the fifth of the ten districts that the project will be working in.