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USAID donates USD 901,232 health products for Rohingyas

The donation was made in response from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


Devdiscourse News Desk Bangladesh
Updated: 28-03-2018 17:08 IST
USAID donates USD 901,232 health products for Rohingyas

USAID has focussed primarily on urgent nutrition service. (Image credit: USAID)

USAID (United States Agency for International Development) donates 622,800 doses of injectable contraceptives to Bangladesh. This makes the total contribution of USD 901,232.

The donation was made in response from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

USAID has earlier made the contribution of 292,000 doses in the last month along with three million sachets of oral rehydration solution.

Since August 2017, US government has donated more than USD 110 million to Rohingyas and other communities in Bangladesh, as per Bss.

During violence in Rakhine state, about 700000 Rohingyas people fled across the border from Burma.

USAID is committed to helping the Rohingyas refugees and will provide access to essential health commodities, says Janina Jaruzelski, Mission Director, USAID. He further added that USAID has focussed primarily on urgent nutrition service.

USAID is international development agency which aims to promote a path to recipient self-resilience. They provide development assistance to partner countries to meet their development agenda.

USAID has partnered with 144 countries around the world and is working in 30 sectors. USAID has spent USD 4.1 billion in the HIV sector, 3.3 billion in Emergency response, 3.1 billion in Energy, 1.2 billion in Agriculture and 1.2 billion in WASH.

COUNTRY : Bangladesh

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