(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Four public health students from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at Qatar University (QU) recently visited Bangladesh for five days to familiarise themselves with the ‘Qatar Creating Vision' programme, an initiative of Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) in collaboration with Orbis.
The trip also aimed to observe Qatar Charity funded programmes based in Bangladesh. During the visit the students became acquainted with three partner hospitals in different areas in Bangladesh, Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital in Dhaka, Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex and Cox's Bazar Baitush Sharaf Hospital. Additionally, the students and Associate Professor Dr Lily O'Hara from the Public Health Department in CHS visited the Rohingya refugee camps and a number of vision centres within the local host community.
Eman AlBahrani, a senior Public Health Management student, said, 'In our trip, we had the opportunity to speak with health managers and the Rohingya refugee leaders to hear their points of view. Based on these stories and the work done by Orbis, QFFD and their many partner hospitals, we learned that no global outreach programme is successful without community engagement.