The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the health and nutritional well-being of apparel workers with Brac Saturday.
BGMEA and the Health, Nutrition and Population Programme (HNPP) of Brac will collaborate on capacity building and system strengthening in health centres within garment factories and the ones being operated by the BGMEA.
Both organisations will also work on evaluating the nutritional status of readymade garments (RMG) workers and provide supplements to address nutrition gaps.
Faruque Hassan, president of BGMEA, and AFM Shahidur Rahman, director of programme development, resource mobilisation and learning at Brac, signed the agreement.
Miran Ali, vice-president of BGMEA; Dr Morseda Chowdhury, director of HNPP, SK Jenefa Jabbar, director of social compliance and safeguarding at Brac, Dr Sohely Rahman, programme coordinator of HNPP, and Dr Mithun Gupta, programme manager of Brac, were also present.
Source: United News of Bangladesh