Better Breathing Bangladesh

12th March 2018

Education for Health has donated course materials to a project in Bangladesh to support healthcare professionals in the country to enhance the care of patients with asthma.

The charity has been proud to support primary care doctors, pharmacists and nurses in Bangladesh to improve the care of people living with airways disease.

Since 2006 Education for Health has collaborated with Bangladesh-based GP Dr Monsur Habib to help him realise his ambition of bringing high quality respiratory training programmes to Bangladesh. The Better Breathing Bangladesh project attracted grant funding from the IPCRG (International Primary Care Respiratory Group), a wide variety of donations, and funding from the pharmaceutical industry (within Bangladesh).

The donation of course materials will enable Dr Habib and his team to deliver high quality training for many years to come.

Steve Holmes, an Education for Health Trustee, visited Dr Habib and the team in Bangladesh multiple times:

“I’ve visited Dr Habib and his team a number of times on behalf of Education for Health.  They do amazing work and are clearly dedicated to driving up standards of care for those living with respiratory diseases in Bangladesh. It has been a real pleasure to support the team with their important work.

“I’m delighted that Education for Health has donated these high quality training materials and I’m sure the team will go from strength to strength, providing respiratory training for many more healthcare professionals in years to come.”

Viv Marsh, Education Lead for Asthma at Education for Health, said it had been a privilege to work with Better Breathing Bangladesh.

She explained; “Education for Health feels proud that support and development of the local faculty in Bangladesh has enabled them to take the lead in this vital work educating health professionals. It has been a privilege to work with Better Breathing Bangladesh and to observe the improvements in the management of patients with asthma as a result of our asthma education.

“We have developed an excellent relationship with the local faculty and worked closely with them for a number of years to develop a strong and committed team of clinicians with expertise in asthma who will continue to educate health professionals about asthma care into the future.”

More information

Dr Habib mentioned the impact of his stay in Warwick when he spoke to Education for Health during our 30th Anniversary celebrations last year – you can read his story here.