For International Volunteer Day, what better way to celebrate than to kick off our ‘In the Spotlight’ series, which shines a light on some of our amazing DICE Programme participants, who regularly take time away from their busy schedules as healthcare professionals working in IOM clinics in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) to attend our weekly Emergency Care training sessions.
Today, we meet Topon Deb Nath, a Medical Doctor who has been working in Rohingya response for around 6 months. Read on to learn a little about him, why he chose his profession, and what he has gained from participating in the DICE Programme.
“After completing an MBBS in 2018, I am now working as a Medical Officer with IOM. I love to play cricket and often watch good thematic movies. I also love to travel and take landscape photographs. I chose this profession as it gave me the chance to serve vulnerable people. In the future, I hope to be a good doctor and serve humanity.
The DICE programme’s features, and perspective has helped me to improve my knowledge and skills mainly in emergency management. The DICE programme has also developed my confidence and thinking power and taught me how to be a good leader and work well in a team.
Before DICE, I was usually the only one managing emergency cases, but now in my facility I am able to make a team and divide the work, which makes the emergency management smooth and leads to positive outcomes.”
Keep an eye out for the continuation of this series over the next month, as we speak to more of our DICE Participants.