Prof. Dame Pamela Shaw, Prof.Paul Ince and Prof. Ann Dalton, Director of Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital travelled to Bangladesh last week to meet with the Director of Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Prof. Abdul Aziz and Dr. Sanjan Das, the founder of Barisal Biotechnology.
On the 25th of March, a memorandum of understanding between the University of Sheffield UK, Dhaka Shishu Hospital and Barisal Biotechnology UK Ltd was signed to cooperate to improve health in Bangladesh by developing training opportunities for scientific and clinical staff and programs in teaching, research and clinical care provision.
Barisal Biotech is a life sciences company with a focus on transferring UK healthcare, science knowhow, products, and knowledge based services into developing countries and worldwide, whose current focus is on Bangladesh.
This collaboration with Dhaka Shishu Hospital is aligned with the Centre for Genomic Medicine in Dhaka, which is part of the Bangladesh Diabetic Association (BADAS) as part of a newborn screening programme. These new working links are aligned with the University of Sheffield’s ‘think global’ internationalization initiative to develop transformational change in healthcare through multidisciplinary and multicountry partnerships.