Bangladeshi-American Dr Ruhul Abid nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Professor Jean-Philippe Belleau of the Department of Anthropology at UMASS Boston confirmed the news to media.
Ruhul Abid is one of 211 individuals nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
On completion of graduation from Dhaka Medical College, Dr Abid received his PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Nagoya University in Japan.
He later did a fellowship from Harvard Medical School in 2001. He is also an executive faculty member of Brown Global Health Initiative.
His organization HAEFA has been providing free healthcare to the underprivileged in Bangladesh.