“Support for women and girls is crucial in the time of COVID-19. Apart from raising awareness, CARE provided PPE and protective equipment for health professionals at the beginning of pandemic. I am happy to note that CARE is providing sanitary napkins with the support from Procter and Gamble.” Said Mohammad Zahangir Alam, Mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, who was present as the chief guest at the distribution ceremony of sanitary napkins arranged by CARE Bangladesh in association with Procter and Gamble (P & G) on July 13, 2020 in Gazipur. More than 50,000 packs of sanitary napkins among disadvantaged communities affected by COVID -19 in Gazipur. Rubayyat Fatema, program manager, HALOW+ Project of CARE Bangladesh delivered welcome speech while Aminul Islam, chief executive officer(CEO) of Gazipur City Corporation was present as guest of honour at the event.
CARE Bangladesh received more than 120,000 support packages from Procter & Gamble, in a handover ceremony in Mohakhali in presence of senior officials from CARE Bangladesh and P&G on Monday, July 06, 2020.
Several national dailies have covered the news of the distribution ceremony held in Gazipur:
Dhaka Tribune: https://www.dhakatribune.com/feature/2020/07/14/support-for-women-and-girls-is-crucial-in-the-time-of-covid-19
The Financial Express: https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/national/support-for-women-and-girls-are-crucial-in-the-time-of-covid-19-says-mayor-of-gazipur-1594732830