The research highlights the partnership between the UK and Bangladesh in the development of health professionals
The British Council organized an event to present the results of the research entitled “Presentation of findings and recommendations and workshop: examples of health partnerships and training of health professionals”.
This research is a collaboration between the University of Manchester Tropical Health and Education Trust and IRD Global and funded by the British Council, a press release on Saturday said.
The research emphasizes the Bangladeshi government’s drive to professionalise and upskill the health sector and create an opportunity for the UK to support this programme.
The researchers aimed to analyze documents, interviews and observations to explore the extent of competency-based health worker training in Bangladesh as well as the barriers and facilitators to establishing and sustaining health partnerships between health organizations in the UK and Bangladesh.
Speakers also addressed valuable priority recommendations on developing the UK-Bangladesh health alliance through higher education and partnerships, building up resources and funding, increasing public support for nurses as well as strengthening the training of health professionals through international partnerships.
The ceremony was honored by the presence of the main guest, the Minister of Education, Dr. Dipu Moni, Ministry of Education; special guest Md Saiful Hassan Badal, Secretary, Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh; David Maynard, Director of Education, British Council.
In addition, speakers presented the results of their research.
Chief guest Dr Dipu Moni said: “The research came in response to a request from the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in London, Saida Muna Tasneem, for training facilities for our nurses. As we enable them to develop through such an integrated facilitation process, I am sure they will pursue better careers outside of Bangladesh, especially in the UK.
“It has been a great addition to our overall local medical education system, and we look forward to similar partnership opportunities with gratitude to the UK government and institutions,” the Minister added.
Meanwhile, Robert Chatterton Dickson, said: “The UK has always stood with Bangladesh and other countries, ensuring the creation and utilization of development opportunities. The UK and NHS, Health England, University of Manchester, FCDO Health Team and the British Council, as well as Bangladeshi partners and stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, IRD, CIPRB, have together created a great example of collaboration for the betterment of Bangladesh. health and medical education sector.
“I hope this research will help map how Bangladesh can ensure an improvement in the quality and quantity of the health workforce in the country, and eventually lead to the recognition and accreditation of health qualifications,” said he added.