RESURGE INTERNATIONAL BURN CLINIC AT HOPE HOSPITAL, BANGLADESH
Since 1969, ReSurge International has built medical capacity and provided more than 105,000 surgeries in developing countries. In December of 2014, U.S. medical volunteers from ReSurge International worked with Bangladeshi plastic surgeons at the Hope Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, providing training and free burn reconstruction surgeries for disabled patients. Severe burns remain a hidden health crisis in developing countries, particularly for poor women and children. In Bangladesh alone, more than 365,000 people are affected by burns every year.
I produced documentary photography and video to support awareness, advocacy, and fund raising initiatives. Sample video clips are below.
Dr. Khundkar was one of the first reconstructive surgeons in Bangladesh. In this short clip, he speaks about his experience working as a surgeon dedicated to support the poor.
Mohan is a talented physical therapist. In this clip, we see Mohan’s philosophy of integrating play and movement for children recovering from surgery. Inspirational.
Dr. Rafi Siddique plans to return to school to attain a PhD in health care policy and devote his life to serving the poor. Here, he speaks about his inspiration and sustained commitment.
Dr. Ibrahim is a talented reconstructive surgeon in Bangladesh. Here, she speaks about her philosophy and the gift of serving.