Covid, Rohingya Refugees, & Healthcare in South Asia - Dr. Ruhul Abid

By Tasnim Anika


In this interview, Tasnim Anika (JS Volunteer 2020) talks to Dr. Ruhul Abid about his organization, Health & Education for All (HAEFA), as well as health care services and struggles in South Asia, especially concerning the current Coronavirus Pandemic. The discussion then focuses on physical and mental health concerns faced by Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh.


Dr. Abid, who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is a professor and Principal Investigator of the Cardiovascular and Global Health Research Lab at Brown University. He is also the President and Founder of HAEFA, a nonprofit global health program that provides free healthcare services to underserved factory workers in Bangladesh and Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.