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 a population that is one of the largest in the world.
Bangladesh is also one of the poorest countries, where quality health care provided both by 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 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 work began on a four-story, bed hospital in the Shariatpur District. Construction of the building was completed in and some areas of the first floor were populated with equipment and supplies.
One part-time MD oversees and
However, much, much more is needed in order to complete the work that was begun in 2012 and fully equip and staff the hospital and make real the vision of bringing quality health care to the people of this impoverished nation.