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Another cohort successfully finished the Postgraduate Fellowship in Migrant and Refugee Health for local doctors in refugee camps and host communities, Bangladesh

A heroic finish to our Cohort B participants

It is with immense excitement we announce the completion of our second Postgraduate Fellowship (PGF) in Migrant and Refugee Health training for local Bangladeshi doctors in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Congratulations to all of the participants who committed their time and efforts to improve their skills and knowledge on comprehensive healthcare topics ranging from mental health, emergency medicine, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence and communicable and non-communicable diseases.

To learn more about our PGF, please click here

Key facts and impact of the PGF Cohort B

Who were our participants?

We have recruited a mixed (gender, ethnic, religious, age & experience) cohort of 24 Bangladeshi doctors representing 12 different local, international, and governmental organizations.

What did our participants say?

Preliminary statistics developing from the participants feedback upon completion of PGF include:

  • 85% reported a increased consultation time with improved patient experience
  • 100% favored use of external, online learning modules (ETAT, Health in Humanitarian Crises (LSHTM), MISP, Basic Life Support)
  • 100% feel empowered to work with their colleagues to address medical and publish health challenges in their clinics
  • 55% report PGF has helped with solving new clinical situations such as:
    • Triage for handling critical patients
    • Proactively taking correct steps for patients suspected of being a victim of rape
    • Cases requiring newborn resuscitation
    • Proactively following proper referral pathways for patients needing psychosocial support
  • 95% report clinical shadowing learning opportunity has improved patient assessment & diagnosing skills  

Direct experiences reflecting from the PGF

  • “Now I give importance to communicate better, which gives me less gap between doctor and patient that helps me to get a good history”
  • “Yes. I have more knowledge about emergency management and public health liaison with different sectors if any outbreak comes up.”
  • “I feel more confident how to deal with a rape victim patient, how to gain her trust, how to take her consent for examination etc”
  • “I want to address SGBV and mental health problems as well was non-communicable disease. As they are least focused. I need to work on the plan to implement this issues.”

What did the participants achieve?

All participants upon successful completion received the following certificates and records of completion:

  • Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) (WHO, online)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): Health in Humanitarian Crises e-learning course (LSHTM/FutureLearn, online)
  • Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP): Inter-Agency Working Group (online)
  • Doctors Worldwide Postgraduate Fellowship (PGF) in Migrant and Refugee Health Certificate
    • Completion of >75% attendance
  • Passing grade of the Post-Course Assessment Exam consisting of case-base simulations and a written exam

Who made this happen?

Our staff could not have completed this initiative without our dedicated and hardworking volunteers. More than 40 content developers including NHS doctors, public health practitioners, and clinical fellows with a wide range of experiences assisted to create and improve our modules taught. In addition, we deployed 4 highly experienced DWW volunteer medics from the UK, Scotland, and UAE to deliver the modules and carry out comprehensive 1-on-1 clinical shadowing.

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