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Bangladesh: ICITAP Helps Contribute Personal Protective Equipment to Police During COVID-19 Pandemic

On July 8, the ICITAP-Bangladesh mission coordinated with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM) and assisted the U.S. Ambassador in handing over personal protective equipment (PPE) to senior leadership of the Bangladesh Police at Police Headquarters. The donated PPE was purchased locally from Bangladeshi companies to help economic conditions. This assistance helps sustain police efforts that have played a key role in Bangladesh's COVID-19 response, supporting the public and health ministry initiatives throughout the country. This is the fourth in a series of planned PPE distributions from the US to Bangladesh. "This funding emphasizes the long-term US commitment to helping ensure access for all people in Bangladesh to quality, life-saving healthcare," the U.S. Ambassador said. “Bangladesh's police, and other first responders, together with health care workers, customs officials, people who work in grocery stores and pharmacies, journalists, and volunteer organizations perform remarkable acts of service every day…they are genuine heroes. The US remains committed to working in partnership alongside Bangladesh to fight this pandemic and to further strengthening our countries' already deep ties," the Ambassador said in closing.

Updated August 11, 2023