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Stockholm seminar on remarkably successful health care in Bangladesh

March 10, 2014 - 14:00-16:00

In November 2013, the Lancet – the world’s leading general medical journal and specialty journal in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases – published an exclusive series on health care in Bangladesh. This has become a remarkable success story, despite low spending on health care, a weak health system, and widespread poverty. Go for the Lancet articles. Go for the Lancet articles.

With highlights from the series, The Strategic Research Programme of Care Sciences at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm now invites  to a Special Event on ”Social Justice through Health: Impressive Health Gains in Bangladesh despite Multiple Inequalities”, to be held on Monday 10 March 2014, 14.00–16.00. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC will speak at the event. Venue: Wallenberg Lecture Hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 5, Karolinska Institutet, Solna.

Other speakers include Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Vice Chair and Interim Executive Director, BRAC; and Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka. Dr. Börje Ljunggren, Former head of Asia at Sida and Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam and China; Professor Joakim Palme, Department of Government, Uppsala University; and Dr. Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be discussants. The event is conducted by Associate Professor Zarina Nahar Kabir, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet.

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Stockholm seminar on remarkably successful health care in Bangladesh


March 10, 2014