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Podcast: ‘Compassionate Korail’ delivering palliative care in a slum of Bangladesh

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Dr Shahaduz Zaman and Dr Nezamuddin Ahmad

In this episode, medical anthropologist and global health expert Dr Shahaduz Zaman speaks to palliative care consultant Dr Nezamuddin Ahmad about a community project which delivers palliative care to people dying in the slums of Dhaka. The project, Compassionate Korail, was founded as a partnership between the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) in Dhaka and… Continue reading

Refugees and slum dwellers dying without palliative care are among the world’s hidden people, or ‘Huldufólks’

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Shahaduz Zaman and community palliative care workers in Korail slum

I followed community palliative care volunteer Samina through a maze of narrow, crowded alleyways to visit the invisible world of Korail, Bangladesh’s secret slum. Home to an estimated 200,000 people, Korail remains largely uncharted territory. Mapping giants Google show no record of its existence, even though the slum’s population is greater than many UK cities.… Continue reading