Medics from all over the world volunteer their time and expertise – shoring up IMPACT’s capacity and training local staff.
Learning from each other.
By Dr Shafiul Kabir, Director of IMPACT’s Community Hospital in Meherpur
An acute shortage of doctors and specialist surgeons is a problem in Bangladesh.
Most are located in cities, catering to wealthy people.
For poor people in remote areas, seeing a Doctor is a dream that may never come true.
Every year we host medical volunteers from the UK ralia, Belgium, Singapore, Thailand and Nepal, who volunteer their valuable time on the Jibon Tari floating hospital and in our hospital clinics.
They hold special surgical camps for clubfoot, cleft lip, cataract, ear problems, fistula, hydrocephalus and other ailments.
Between them they perform 500+surgeries and train our local healthworkers.
These are men and women who go beyond the call of their regular duty.
We salute them!