USAID’s MaMoni MNCSP Launched at Feni

A district level launching event took place on April 29, 2019 at Conference Room, Office of Deputy Commissioner, Feni, jointly organized by DGHS and DGFP under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the support of USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP).

The Chief Guest for today’s event was Dr. Satyakam Chakraborty, Line Director, Hospital Services Management, DGHS, Dhaka; and the event was inaugurated by Md. Wahiduzzaman, Deputy Commissioner, Feni. In his speech, the chief guest asserted that if everyone did his/her duty sincerely, then there will be no more maternal and neonatal death in Bangladesh, and our expected targets will be achieved.

Dr. Neyamat Uzzaman, Civil Surgeon, Feni, welcomed all on behalf of DGHS, and Md. Aminul Islam DDFP, Feni delivered the welcome speech for DGFP. Newborn and maternal health situation in Feni was presented by Dr. Utpal Barua, Manager-District Implementation, Feni, MaMoni MNCSP; and introduction to MaMoni MNCSP was presented by Md. Salah Uddin, Deputy Director-Program Implementation, MaMoni MNCSP, Noakhali Region.

Other special guests included: Joby George, Chief of Party, MaMoni MNCSP; Hazi Alauddin, Mayor, Sadar Municipality, Feni; Abdur Rahman (, Chairman, Upazilla Parishad, Sadar, Feni; P K Enamul Karim, DDLG, Feni (Acting); Abu Daud Md. Gulam Mostafa, CEO, Zila Parishad, Feni; Aziz Ahammed Chowdhury, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Feni; and SM Jahangir Alam Sarkar, Superintendent of Police, Feni.

The event was closed by Additional District Commissioner (General, Education and ICT), Feni, Mr. Sujan Chowdhury, and he said that all types of support will be provided from DC Office to make the MaMoni project a success.

The five-year project was formally launched in Chandpur, Madaripur, Noakhali, Kushtia and Habiganj, Lakshmipur, and Manikganj districts earlier, and the formal launching in Feni marked the eighth of the ten districts that the project is working in.