Economic Reporter : Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Rubana Huq on Wednesday said they need to focus on sustainable business that focuses on the labour variable of businesses. "We need to carry out businesses with heart. And that's what GSK is doing, CARE is doing and it is commendable," she said while addressing a partnership launching ceremony. The event titled 'Partnership for Strengthening Health Care System in Bangladesh' was held at a city hotel where GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based healthcare companies, along with their implementation partners CARE, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Marks & Spencer showcased their achievements. British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson said British firms, like GSK and M&S, with their impressive health development programmes have demonstrated the good that responsible companies can do to bring better healthcare to local communities. Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd Prashant Pandey, Country Manager of Marks & Spencer (M&S) Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Director, CARE Bangladesh Zia Choudhury and President, Community Clinic Health Support Trusty Board Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali were present. Prashant Pandey said they are very proud to be able to be partnering through their programmes in increasing access to quality healthcare and collaborating with the government of Bangladesh to design and implement a sustainable solution. He mentioned about developing 300 Skilled Health Entrepreneurs (SHEs) and 3000 community health workers at the hard-to-reach haor areas of Sunamaganj, empowering RMG workers with health awareness through (Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus (Halow Plus) initiative and running health camps for the Rohingyas in Ukhiya.
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