Bill Gates is the hero of many people for their lives and actions. Again, there are heroes who are working in different fields in different parts of the world. Bill Gates wrote on his blog ‘GetSnote’ on Tuesday about two Bangladeshi Sameer Saha and his daughter, Sejuti Saha. Earlier, the report of Sameer Saha was published in the first light on the holiday cover.
Bangladeshi girl Sejuti Saha. When he was a little boy, he would watch over the dinner table talking about bacteria, viruses, infectious diseases – all of these.
While eating, such discussions will be bizarre to many. But that’s what happened in the Saha family. Senjuti’s father said. Samir Saha is a Professor of Microbiology. He used to practice his science lectures at the dinner table at home. When he came to know about the health challenges in Bangladesh, he also talked about that table. (If that table had a chair for me too! I would love to know about the disease).
All those talks made a big impression on Senju. He later established himself as a microbiologist. Dr. Senjuti Saha now works with her father at the Children’s Health Research Foundation (CHRF). Her father helped establish the company to reduce infant mortality in Bangladesh and other countries.
The parents and the two are now two of the most influential people in the health sector in the world. They are working to reduce the gap between healthcare providers in wealthy countries, with those underdeveloped, much of the world’s mortality. In this case, they are using data, the latest diagnostic methods, and immunization against infectious diseases. Their research is not only being used in Bangladesh, but is also being used in other South Asian countries facing similar health challenges.
In addition to strong support from the government’s immunization programs and health care for children, Bangladesh is steadily reducing infant mortality rates over the age of five and continues to make progress in providing holistic healthcare in the work of CHRF. The immunization program in Bangladesh now reaches 5 percent of the 5 million people.
Dr. Samir is also the head of the Department of Microbiology of Dhaka Children’s Hospital in the capital. Two of the major fatalities of infant death are meningitis and pneumonia. Sameer Saha has an important role in helping Bangladesh in the use of vaccines for these two diseases. While vaccines are available in the United States and other wealthy countries, they were not available in low-income countries like Bangladesh. He has worked relentlessly in collecting data on these diseases. All of this information has greatly helped policy makers in the public health sector to launch vaccines for those two diseases. The vaccine has already prevented thousands of deaths.
Newborns and children are infected with many mysterious diseases in poor countries. Sejuti emphasized finding an easy way to diagnose these diseases. In Bangladesh, the prevalence of meningitis among children in Bangladesh increases dramatically. But there was no explanation. At that time Sejuti was able to uncover the mystery by analyzing the genetic material of the children. (He invented the prevalence of meningitis due to the spread of Chikungunya fever. And through mosquitoes spreading to Chikungunya virus.) But he collected samples to know the mystery, and sent it to the United States for analysis. Since then, he has brought out a low-cost instrument to diagnose this disease in Bangladesh, to help the country cope with the spread of meningitis and other life-threatening diseases in the future.
The information that parents have collected through their own research is very important for Bangladesh, where there is a shortage of resources needed for diagnosis and treatment. The data collected by the CHRF is helping the government make policy decisions in the most effective way. This information is also being used to create new vaccines.
Although the situation in Bangladesh has improved, the country still has a long way to go. Speaking at an event this year, Senjuti narrated the story of his work. The story was about the great health challenges that still exist in Bangladesh. Dhaka Children’s Hospital is the most convenient hospital for the treatment of children in Bangladesh. Even more than six thousand children returned every year without being admitted. Because the hospital beds are always full of patients. Most of these beds have patients who are preventable. However, many of the children who need urgent medical care leave the hospital.
If Bangladesh can do more to prevent the disease, it will be able to use its resources to pay more attention to all the preventable diseases. Bangladesh is moving towards a future where infectious diseases will be reduced due to the welfare of the work of Sameer and Senju. The hospital bed will be empty for medical treatment.