Liver Foundation West Bengal (LFWB) is set to go global in its activities with the launch of Friends of LFWB (FLFWB) in California. The organisation aims to align with more people — scientists, activists, philanthropists and other like-minded people across the globe for its activities.
“LFWB has been working on how to bring the best care to the rural people in a well-planned design devoid of any prejudices and its ability to think out of the box,” said Nobel laureate Esther Duflo while inaugurating the website of FLFWB online from Paris.
Duflo pointed out on how rural medical practitioners were trained by LFWB and the government of West Bengal so that they could provide basic medical care to people in the rural villages of Bengal where there is acute crisis of doctors. The medical practitioners have also been taught about when and what kind of patients they should not handle and instead send them to a hospital or a qualified doctor.
“We aim to go beyond geographical boundaries through FLFWB,” said hepatologist Abhjit Chowdhury.