CERP invites Bangladeshi Healthcare Activist Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhry
On June 5th ,2015, CERP-IDEAS in collaboration with IGC welcomed Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhry, a renowned healthcare activist from Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhry’s talk focused on the development of rural healthcare in Punjab, with a special emphasis on maternal and child health. He discussed the importance of training young men and women in the health sector who could later be of service to their villages without having attained a medical degree. Moreover, he highlighted the importance of maintaining a system of accountability between doctors and patients so that patients do not have to bear unnecessary costs and difficulties. He was grateful to the Punjab government for giving him and his team the opportunity to use their expertise for improving the quality of healthcare in Punjab. Dr.Chowdhry believes in giving power to the ordinary man who in turn can use that power for the well-being and betterment of the entire community. His talk was followed by an engaging question-answer session.