A group of faculty members from Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands paid a visit to BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) in Dhaka on November 24.
They also met Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA and also Founder Member of the Board of Trustees of BUFT, to understand and discuss the possible areas of collaboration with BUFT.
The visiting team of Erasmus University Medical Center included Liesbeth Maia van Ewijk van den Bosch, Manager, Educator Acute CareRN, MMS; Dr. Patricia Eline Bernadette Verwer, Internal Medical and Emergency Medicine; Dr. Jacco Martijn de Voogd, Internal Medical and Emergency Medicine; and Pieternella Elizabeth Meima Cramer, Cramer Facilitator (Designer) simulation in Healthcare, Bachelor Education, R.
They especially talked about how Erasmus University Medical Center and BUFT could collaborate to build up the necessary capacity of BUFT in providing education and training in occupational safety and health (OSH) and nursing.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan apprised the visiting faculty members of Bangladesh RMG industry’s progress in workplace safety and increased emphasis on building up capacity in OSH.
BGMEA in collaboration with the government, ILO and other stakeholders have already implemented OSH training programs for RMG workers, he said.
BGMEA has established the Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH (CEOSH) at its headquarters to work on OSH related issues for the industry, he added.
He sought cooperation of Erasmus University Medical Center in providing cooperation and support to BUFT in OSH education and training.