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Zafrullah Chowdhury: De-Mystification of Health Care in Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia University Medical Center Health Sciences Campus Georgian Building 1st floor rear Room 145

Dr. Zafrullah Chowdury is the founding Medical Director and current Trustee of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK; the Peoples Health Centre)which has provided preventive and primary health care for over 40 years to the surrounding rural and poor areas of Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhury will be at Columbia to continue a long standing collaboration with Dr. Laura Zeidenstein, Associate Professor and Director of the Midwifery Program at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Chowdhury will describe the unique health and related social protection models GK has developed to meet M! DG targets for dramatic reduction in maternal and infant mortality and the ongoing work with Dr. Zeidenstein\'s consultation in recent and planned field trips.