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Bangladeshi doctor nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

American doctor of Bangladeshi origin Dr Ruhul Abid and his organization "HAEA" have been nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace . 

Dr Ruhul Abid and his non-profit organization Health and Education for All (HEEFA) nominated for Nobel prize in peace.

Dr Ruhul Abid and his non-profit organization Health and Education for All (HAEFA). Jean-Philippe Billeau, a professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, confirmed the data. According to sources, among the 211 people nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Abid is one of them. He completed MBBS from Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He later did his Ph.D. from Nagoya University in Japan. He also completed a fellowship from Harvard Medical School in 2011.Executive faculty member of the Brown Global Health Initiative is teaching at Brown University Alpert Medical School in the United States.

HEFA's contribution to healthcare

HAEFA, founded by Dr. Abid, has been providing a free, healthcare to disadvantage people in Bangladesh. In the last three years, the company has provided health care to about 30,000 garment workers, 9,000 RMG workers and disadvantaged women, and 1.5 million Rohingya and stranded people.
The company is currently training on corona virus (Covid-19) management. Through this, they are trying to prevent the spread of corona virus in the Rohingya camps.
After the collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013, HAEFA started providing medical services to the workers of this sector across the country. Abid's organization is also treating garment workers in Dhaka, Gazipur and Sreepur.HAEFA has been working to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, anemia, tuberculosis, and obstetrics. In 2016, HAEFA's digital innovation was the 'healthy' system. Through this, it has been possible to ensure quality healthcare. They are providing services in the two Rohingya camps with this system. By exchanging the collected patient information with the local government organization, it is becoming possible to give them proper service. And in the last six months, HEEFA has been working to combat the epidemic. In addition, Dr. Brown University. Abid's students raised funds for PPE and 10,000 KN-95 masks for health workers in Bangladesh. Dr. Further achievements of Abid For the introduction of digital, 'seeing and service, ' method in cancer screening, and for the contribution of women ready made garment workers in health care in Bangladesh. Abid and his organization were awarded the Star in Global Health in Canada in 2016.

He did not receive any financial benefits or honorarium for working at HAEFA.

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