[www.inewsguyana.com] – Head of the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Emergency Department, Dr. Zulfikar Bux has successfully graduated from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Global Health Delivery Intensive programme which was held in Boston USA.
Dr Bux was one of the 42 graduates from the programme which saw scholars from 17 different countries participating. He was fortunate to be the only recipient of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Abundance scholarship, according to a release from the GPHC.
It was noted that the Global Health Intensive Delivery Programme is specially designed to train medical scholars in the development of global healthcare. The course teaches health leaders on effective health care management and development in low resource settings.
“Graduates are expected to apply their knowledge to ensure cost effective but optimal healthcare delivery in their settings. The programme also creates a link between the graduates so that they can share their knowledge and resources and further the development of global health initiatives,” the release from GPHC noted.
It was further noted that this is the first time a Guyanese has participated in this prestigious course and Dr. Bux is optimistic that he will utilize his acquired skills to continue the development of healthcare both at a National level and at the GPHC.
“He expressed his gratitude to the faculties at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health whom he stated were all amazed at the rate of development of Emergency Medicine in Guyana,” the release stated.
Dr. Bux is adamant that the success of emergency medical care in Guyana could not have been possible without the strong support of his leadership team at the GPHC.
“He was also very thankful for their support in facilitating his participation in this course. Dr. Bux stated that it is a challenging time for healthcare locally and is urging all involved to work towards what’s best for the patients and not their personal wants. He also stated that he is now even more equipped to assist in the evolution of emergency medical care in Guyana and will continue to be an advocate for effective, efficient and ethical patient care for all.”