The greatest event of the Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society
February 3-5, 2019. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nowadays in Bangladesh, trauma is one of the major causes of death due to rapid urbanization, development of roads and other infrastructure. Increasing the capacity of emergency and orthopedic departments of hospitals in Bangladesh is a pressing demand. The Government is aware of the issue, but more emphasis needs to be placed on peripheral hospitals so that many more patients can be managed locally.
Distinguished international Faculty contributed to a rich academic program over the course of the three-day Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society Conference (BOSCON). AO Alliance was granted a plenary session presentation on the approach to caring for the injured in developing countries. Claude Martin jr., AO Alliance’s Managing Director, elaborated on possible strategies and how AO Alliance is contributing in such economies
The inauguration evening was concluded by the address of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the Honourable Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP, acknowledging the need to do more for the injured in Bangladesh.
Dr Martin’s trip provided an opportunity to meet with the representatives of the AO Alliance Bangladesh national core group to discuss local issues and ways to improve activities for the care of the injured. Among those present were: Prof M. Amjad Hossain, Dr M. Khurshed Alam, Prof Murtuza Quyyum Choudhury, Prof M. Shahiduzzaman and Dr Md. Fazlul Haque Qasem.
Bangladesh is one of seven countries in Asia where AO Alliance, through its Fracture Solutions Project, is making a difference to improve the care of the injured in low- and middle-income countries.
AO Alliance thanks the BOSCON 2019 organizing committee and its President, Prof Dr Abdul Gani Mollah, for the opportunity to contribute to such a prestigious event.
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