Faculty of Medicine UII Cooperates with University of South Asia


Yogyakarta, Faculty of Medicine UII –Faculty of Medicine UII signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of South Asia on Wednesday, July 30, 2017. The University of South Asia is one of the private universities in Bangladesh. This cooperation was established due to concerns about the high rate of persons with disabilities in children in Bangladesh through a seminar held at the UII Medical Faculty’s 1st floor auditorium. In this activity, Faculty of Medicine UII arrival of guest lecturer from University of South Asia that is Prof. Mohammad Muhit.

This activity has the theme “Epidemiology of Childhood Disability in a LMIC Country: for research to practice”. In this seminar Prof. Mohammad Muhit conveyed various backgrounds that led to the rise of people with disabilities in children in Bangladesh. He also said that people with disabilities are mostly only 6-10 years old. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 13% have more than one disabilities. This percentage does not include patients with mild and moderate disturbances. He also discusses various methods and handling solutions that have been implemented to tackle disability in Bangladesh, especially in some areas of Rajshahi such as Sirajganj, Natore and Bogra. One of the prevention measures that has been done is to provide counseling about the difabilitas in children. In addition, also open a discussion forum with dr. Pariawan Lutfi Ghazali, M.Kes., as a moderator.

It was a pride for the Faculty of Medicine UII to establish cooperation with one of the leading universities in Bangladesh. Because not all faculties have the same opportunity. More benefits can be made with the implementation of this event. Therefore, in order to tighten the bonds and broaden the horizons between universities.As soon as possible next year the event will be held again.