IDLC, Unicef to improve healthcare in seven Sylhet tea gardens
IDLC Finance and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) have entered into a partnership to improve maternal and neonatal health rights and nutrition for 7,000 women, 3,000 under-five children and 5,000 adolescents in seven tea gardens of Sylhet.
A memorandum of understanding in this regard was signed on Wednesday, according to a statement.
The IDLC will support renovation of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and provide necessary medical equipment and logistics.
Unicef will ensure capacity building of health service providers connecting with government systems for sustainability.
Moreover, awareness campaigns will be run for 40,000 people on maternal, neonatal mortality and nutrition issues.
"We always try to go extra miles when it comes to helping the society where they need it most," said Jamal Uddin, deputy managing director at IDLC Finance.
"This partnership will be setting example of corporate sector's championing role in addressing critical national issues together with relevant stakeholders," he said.
"Partnerships like this one will help reimagine how socially responsible private sector entities can contribute to the establishment of a better society for all children no matter where they are born and raised," said Tomoo Hozumi, Unicef country representative in Bangladesh.
"Without healthy and well-educated children, it is not possible to envisage sustainable development in any society be it economic or social," he said.
"The private sector has a critical role to play in this regard together with the government and other actors in the society," he added.