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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Korea helps improve treatment for children

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 5 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Korea helps improve treatment for children
Young-Ah Doh, country director of KOICA Bangladesh Office, and Prof Dr Shaheen Akhter, director of the Institute of Pediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA), hold a certificate of donation at a seminar on treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities for children at IPNA of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Thursday. - SUN PHOTO

South Korea is working to improve treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities for the children in Bangladesh while KOICA is set to provide a two-year training to physicians and others concerned for improving their diagnostic capacity.  

In this regard, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Institute of Pediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) organised a knowledge sharing seminar titled ‘Enhancement of Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities for Children in Bangladesh’ at IPNA of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Thursday  .

Young-Ah Doh, country director of KOICA Bangladesh Office and Prof Dr Shaheen Akhter, director of IPNA, among others, attended the seminar.

KOICA has also supported a 14-day long online fellowship programme styled ‘Enhancement of Diagnosis and Treatment of NDDs for Children in Bangladesh’, which is the 1st year of KOICA’s country-focused training targeting 22 officials of IPNA conducted by Inje University in South Korea.

In addition, KOICA has donated various equipment to the IPNA for upgrading technical and logistical support to ensure quality training.