Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1994
This description of Parwez Salman Chowdhury's work was prepared when Parwez Salman Chowdhury was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Parwez Salman Choudhury, a dermatologist, has developed a strategy that links medical treatment and health education for impoverished communities in Bangladesh that are at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and skin disease. To avoid the social stigma that surrounds sexually transmitted diseases, he advertises his specialized services as a treatment center for skin-related diseases.
The New Idea
The Problem
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