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At D+C/E+Z, we are proud of our international network of authors. It is particularly important to us to be a platform for voices from the global south. Some authors contribute on a regular basis, others don't. Here you can find information about the people behind the contributions.

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring 2018 as a doctor who returned to Bangladesh from Britain during the liberation war in 1971 and started the rural health-care organisation Gonoshasthaya Kendra (People’s Health Centre).

All articles of Zafrullah Chowdhury


More than 50 % below the market price

Dialysis saves the lives of people who suffer kidney failure - so it must be made affordable

Health care

“Involve the local people”

To control diseases in poor countries, awareness raising and capacity building is needed at the grass-roots level


“Health is a universal right”

Health is a universal right argues Gonoshasthaya Kendra in Bangladesh

Health care

“We didn’t do any miracles”

Bangladesh is self-sufficient in pharma production

German development agencies

Zafrullah Chowdhury’s views on reform

Zafrullah Chowdhury on merger of GTZ, InWEnt and DED

Responding to criticism

In defence of traditional birth attendants

In praise of traditional birth attendants in Bangladesh

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