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Doctor
UNHCR

Medical Coordinator
UNHCR

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Kamal, Bangladesh

www.unrefugees.org.au [cached]

"He really needed to be sent to hospital, but if we sent him to hospital, he ran the risk of being arrested and sent to jail," recalls Dr. Zahid Jamal, the UNHCR doctor who was called in to help.

As the best possible substitute, Dr. Jamal, UNHCR's Medical Coordinator in Cox's Bazar collected bandages, antiseptic lotion, creams and ointments. He began visiting Kamal to care for him and trained Kamal's female cousin for the times when he couldn't come.
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Helping Kamal also transformed the life of Dr. Jamal. "This was my first experience in Bangladesh," he says, "and after him, I started looking for more refugees to help.
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"I will remember Dr. Jamal for my whole life," Kamal says simply.


UNHCR - Bangladesh: A UNHCR doctor's inventive care transforms a refugee's life

www.unhcr.org [cached]

"He really needed to be sent to hospital, but if we sent him to hospital, he ran the risk of being arrested and sent to jail," recalls Dr. Zahid Jamal, the UNHCR doctor who was called in to help.

As the best possible substitute, Dr. Jamal, UNHCR's Medical Coordinator in Cox's Bazar collected bandages, antiseptic lotion, creams and ointments. He began visiting Kamal to care for him and trained Kamal's female cousin for the times when he couldn't come.
...
Helping Kamal also transformed the life of Dr. Jamal. "This was my first experience in Bangladesh," he says, "and after him, I started looking for more refugees to help.
...
"I will remember Dr. Jamal for my whole life," Kamal says simply.


Using community health workers to ...

him.civiblog.org [cached]

Using community health workers to distribute condoms out of their houses to both male and female refugees in the two camps in Bangladesh was the breakthrough move in a series of measures taken by UNHCR that have dramatically reduced the incidence of sexually-transmitted infections (STI) among the refugees, says Zahid Jamal Khattak, UNHCR's medical coordinator in Cox's Bazar.

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