Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, the Executive Director of icddr,b, along with the members of the Senior Leadership Team, visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Tuesday.
They also paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his birth centenary.
The icddr,b team also placed a floral wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation, said a press release.
During the visit, Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, said, “I recall our colleagues remembering the day when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman instructed a team of doctors of icddr,b to investigate an unknown outbreak that occurred in Saint Martin’s island in April 1973.
“icddr,b is indebted for the compassionate and visionary leadership of the Father of the Nation for entrusting us to fight the severe dysentery outbreak that ravaged the community,” he said.
After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, Dr Tahmeed and the team visited the historic residence of Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi Road No. 32, Dhaka.
icddr,b Senior Director, Maternal and Child Health Division and member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 Dr Shams El Arifeen, Acting Director, Laboratory Science and Services Division Dr Dinesh Mondal, Director, Human Resources Mr Hugues-Marie Bello; Director, Finance Mr Thomas Liam Barry, Controller, Finance Ms Annrita Muthoni Mugambi and Acting Lead, Research Administration Ms Armana Ahmed were, among others, present during the visit.