Dr Sayeba Akhter’s work not only inspires the nation and strengthens our trust in our doctors, it also gives us reason to believe that Bangladesh can contribute to medical innovation.
Dr Akhter’s novel method to stop mothers from bleeding out after giving birth has saved countless lives, and most of them have not even heard of her.
She is an example for doctors across the country, who are often strained for resources in crisis situations.
It is important for us, and the world, to recognise the medical achievements made in Bangladesh and give credit where it is due.
That recognition will inspire us to move forward and make further improvements to our heath care system.