Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh visits Matlab
Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh H E Charlotta Schlyter, Ms Carin Zetterlund, First Secretary/Deputy Head of Development Section and Ms Lena Nordström, Head of Staff MoFA visited icddr,b’s Matlab field site - one of the developing world’s richest, most comprehensive and longest-running data resources.
The guests visited icddr,b health and demographic data collection facilities, ongoing studies in the villages, the Matlab hospital, especially providing services for women and children and a mother care unit.
The guests also took a boat ride to Matlab, using the same route once taken by hundreds of thousands of cholera patients from remote areas to reach icddr,b’s floating hospital on a barge, which now remains parked at Matlab, bearing witness to the history of humanitarian efforts.
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