Professor provides health care to displaced Rohingya refugees

Dr. Ruhul Abid, Brown assistant professor of surgery, traveled to Bangladesh in early November to provide health care to thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing governmental persecution in Myanmar. 

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Technical Assistance for Understanding Disease Burden Among Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Health Workers of the garment factories are performing health screening of the garment workers.Health Workers of the garment factories are performing health screening of the garment workers.

Full Title: Understanding Disease Burden among the Garments Workers and Establishing an Effective Linkage between the In-House Clinics and Nearby State and Non-State Health Facilities
Funding Agency: Crown Agents/Department for International Development (DFID), UKAID, Joint Donor Technical Assistance Fund (JDTAF)
Funding period: 8/1/2016-12/31/2016
Total award: $238,000

Ruhul Abid, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research) recently received funding for a new project studying the health of garment workers in Bangladesh. This funding comes from the Crown Agents, UK, a procurement agency for the Department for International Development (DFID), UK, also known as UKAID. The recipient of the project deliverables is Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. MOHFW has been working with HPNSDP with the goal of ensuring quality and equitable health care for all citizens in Bangladesh by improving access to and utilization of health, population and nutrition services.

The main objective of this new project is to ascertain the disease burden among garment workers and to develop linkages for making necessary health services available to them with the aim of contributing towards improving urban primary healthcare and achievement of universal health coverage in Bangladesh.