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Prime Minister of Bangladesh acknowledges impact of multi-disciplinary research project

26 March 2020

Cardiff University researcher Stuart Goddard (third from right) pictured with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina (fifth from right) along with members of the collaborative research project.
Cardiff University researcher Stuart Goddard (third from right) pictured with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina (fifth from right) along with members of the collaborative research project.

For the last 6 years Cardiff University researcher, Stuart Goddard, has been involved in a multi-disciplinary project in Bangladesh, collaborating with clinical staff at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU), Swansea University and the British Society for Gastroenterology (BSG).

The main aim of the project has been to improve health service delivery of the country’s endoscopy and gastroenterology provision through training and upskilling.

The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT), where Stuart works, applies clinical and health education research to training surgeons and endoscopists in Wales, as well as beyond, and has a number of significant partnerships with the Royal colleges and industry bodies which enable us to do this and promote Cardiff University’s impact beyond Wales.

Our role in the Bangladesh project has been, and continues to be, to help their clinicians and educationalists there to process-map the training in practical ways.

During a recent visit the group was privileged to meet the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, who acknowledged the impact of our continuing commitment to their ongoing development.

The premier said her government will continue its support to their efforts to ensure enhanced treatment facilities for the patients of gastroenterology and hepatology.

The meeting was also widely covered in Bangladesh’s national media at the time.

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