An Introduction to Amader Gram
Amader Gram is a rural-based program of Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES), a non-governmental organization, registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh. Amader Gram has successful track record in Information & Communication Technology Enabled Services (ITES), with the creation of schools for computer literacy in several villages. More recently, Amader Gram has developed an outpatient Breast Care Center in Khulna city at which over the last 8 years over 12000 women have been seen. This Breast Care Center:
- Developed the first Bangladeshi web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, with on-line capacity to order tests and obtain results from outsourced sites.
- Pioneered the use of on-site high resolution Ultrasound Examinations.
- Has written and promulgated the use of detailed evidence-based, Bangladesh-circumstance- tailored, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Breast care (viewable at agbreastcare.org).
- Has conducted clinical research into better treatment and affordable for breast cancer, whose results have defined a new global standard of care which can save 3000 women’s lives a year in Bangladesh.
Dr. Arunangshu Das
Square Hospital, Dhaka
Dr. Rumana Dowla
Bangladesh Palliative and Supportive Care Foundation
Dr. Tahmina Ferdousy
Amader Gram Cancer Care and Research Center (AGCRC)
Dr. Richard R. Love
Marquette University, USA
Dr. Lubna Mariam
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH), Dhaka
Dr. Shamsun Nahar
Assistant Professor, Oncology
Dr. N M Nazmul Kabir Prodhan
Assistant Professor & Consultant In- Charge, Palliative Care Unit (PCU)
Delta Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka