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The name Duwell was chosen because, when spoken, it sounds exactly like the name of Bangladesh’s national bird, the doel. It is also a play on the English phrase: do well.


Duwell Medical Center, based in Shariatpur, Bangladesh, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing much-needed health care services to one of the largest populations in the world.


Bangladesh is also one of the poorest countries, where quality health care—provided by NGOs, and some private and government agencies—is nonetheless rationed by availability and cost, and quality health care is the exception, rather than the rule.

Duwell Medical Center, founded in 209 by Bangladeshi native and American citizen, Kowsar Khan, is in the process of changing that dynamic.


In 2012—starting with seed money from friends, relatives, and some donors, work began on a four-story, 50-bed hospital in the Shariatpur District. Construction of the building was completed in 2014 and some areas of the first floor were populated with equipment and supplies.


One part-time MD is available a few days per week and some limited services have been offered, but obviously  much, much more is needed in order to complete the work that was begun in 2012. The hospital needs to be fully equipped and staffed, and hours and supplies extended.


In the pages of this website, you’ll discover what we’ve done, what is needed, and what YOU can do to help the people of Bangladesh.

Duwell International’s purpose is to improve the health care condition on a local and global level and provide educational resources to US students.

Duwell International focuses on current medical innovations, including telemedicine, research, and educational solutions.


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