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Japanese surgeons keen to set up social business in Bangladesh

Publication Date : 25-07-2012


A team of Japanese medical specialists showed keen interest to set up social business venture in Bangladesh.

The team plans to visit Bangladesh in October to learn more about the business model and find opportunities to offer surgical training for Bangladeshi cardiac specialists as a first step of collaboration between Japan and Bangladesh in this area.

The specialists also plan to initiate an exchange programme for Bangladeshi cardiac surgeons to go to Japan for training and exposure.

It came as Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus visited Waseda University TWIns in the Japanese capital city on Monday, according to a statement of Yunus Centre.

Yunus is now in Japan to attend the Social Business Forum Asia and other social business events in Fukuoka and Tokyo.

TWins is involved in pioneering cardiac bypass surgery using simulators as a way for young surgeons to train. It has pioneered a simulating machine for bypass surgery, which enables young surgeons to get practice of doing bypass surgery on a simulated beating heart.

The TWins centre is also doing pioneering work on the treatment of brain aneurysms using CT imaging and biomedical engineering techniques, testing durability of cardiac stents, also on artificial hearts.

In the evening, the Grameen Bank founder addressed an event called Peaceful Night at Showa University, a 100-year old Japanese university for women, which was followed by a panel discussion on ways that social business can help the Tohoku region of Japan, which remains devastated even after more than one year of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

At another event on the day, Prof Yunus delivered a keynote address to the top management and executives of Nomura Securities, the largest securities company in Japan, where more than US$ 20 billion of assets are traded each day.


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