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Health visitor donates prize to nursing in Bangladesh

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A public health nurse graduate has donated the prize money from an award to help advance the work of the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh.

Christopher Sweeney, 27, was part of a delegation of students from Glasgow Caledonian University’s school of health sciences who travelled to Dhaka in Bangladesh earlier last year.

He spent a few days at the college in Bangladesh and more than a week at a health post in a rural area where only a few people could speak English and shadowed a doctor as he visited different villages.

Mr Sweeney was presented with his university’s Public Health Nurse Award, when he graduated in November with a degree in specialist community public health nursing.

He has now donated the £200 prize money to the Bangladesh college, with the money going to its Students Association and Alumni Association.

Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Dhaka was established in 2010 through a partnership between the Scottish university and the Grameen Trust, as reported by Nursing Times.

The college aims to support nursing and midwifery in Bangladesh through the provision of high quality education and research. The college held its first graduation ceremony in March 2013.


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