Health Desk—Feb 16, 2018: UNICEF Bangladesh and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to improve the delivery of basic services to the children in urban poor communities, reports BSS.
Under the initiative, basic services like health, nutrition, education, child protection, water, sanitation to 100,000 children between the age of 0-18 years and their families living in urban poor communities will be enhanced, a UNICEF press release said.
DSCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khan Mohammad Bilal and UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, Edouard Beigbeder said, “UNICEF has already initiated support to the Government of Bangladesh in advancing urban development and services, to achieve sustainable changes in the lives in urban children”.
At the initial stage of the partnership, Zone-4 of DSCC will pilot social services package and implementation strategies for the urban poor communities.