Shadab Mahmud of Grameen Healthcare Support Group, talks about the upcoming event in Washington DC where Bangladeshi professionals are meeting Dr. Yunus from Bangladesh.
Dr. Yunus will exchange ideas on how the Bangladeshi professionals in the US could contribute in Bangladesh health sector.
Grameen Health, an affiliate of Grameen Bank, the pioneering micro-financing organization that shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, says that it will establish independent partnerships with Pfizer Inc., GE Healthcare, and Mayo Clinic to create sustainable models for healthcare delivery in the developing world.
Grameen Health has chosen to work independently with these partners because of their respective expertise. These multiple, independent collaborations will focus on social business models in which the businesses are self-supporting and any profits are re-invested into the system in order to reach more of the poor. This approach is cost-effective and maximizes the benefits that patients receive.