University of Massachusetts Boston has nominated Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Professor Jean-Philippe Belleau of the Department of Anthropology at UMASS Boston confirmed the news to media.
Ruhul Abid is one of 211 individuals nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr Abid graduated from Dhaka Medical College. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Nagoya University in Japan. He later did a fellowship from Harvard Medical School in 2001. He is also an executive faculty member of Brown Global Health Initiative.
His organization HAEFA has been providing free healthcare to the underprivileged in Bangladesh.