Dr. Megan Doherty is a consultant in paediatric palliative care from Canada. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Megan lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she worked closely with the paediatric oncology departments at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka Medical College Hospital, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, and Dhaka Shishu (Childrens) Hospital. She now divides her time between her work in Canada and in Bangladesh.
Working closely with Dr. Farzana Khan, a palliative care physician, Dr. Megan leads the World Child Cancer programme activities in Bangladesh. Her work focuses on training doctors and nurses about palliative care and facilitating external training for staff to increase their knowledge in the field of palliative care. Together with the local team, Dr. Megan has travelled to many regions of Bangladesh to provide training, including Sylhet, Chittagong, Cox Bazaar, and Dinajpur.
You can read about Megan’s experiences in Bangladesh in her blog: http://botswanaseptember2010.blogspot.co.uk/