Awards & Achievements

TRAUMALINK WINS PRIZE FROM APAC

We are delighted that the results of the Fifth Annual APAC Business Awards, hosted by APAC Insider, have been announced and TraumaLink has been recognized as the “Best Emergency Medical Service Innovation-Bangladesh”. We appreciate this well-deserved prize and were honored to be chosen after a rigorous vetting process focused on the competing organizations’ merits with specific attention to expertise within their field, dedication to customer service, and a commitment to promoting excellence.

TRAUMALINK CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF OPERATIONS

On 5 February 2020 TraumaLink hosted a daylong event at the National Press Club, highlighting our first five years of operations. This was organized to celebrate the work of the Volunteer First Responders, raise awareness about TraumaLink’s activities, and advocate for a broader expansion of the service in Bangladesh.

The Chief Guests were Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Information, and Lt Col. Zillur Rahman, PSC, Director (Operation & Maintenance), Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence. The Special Guests for the event included distinguished representatives from MOH&FW, DGHS, BRTA, DMP, RHD, Nirapad Sarak Chai, WHO, ARI-BUET, CRP, UNDP, and the Bangladesh Society of Emergency Medicine.

MOU SIGNED WITH DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HEALTH SERVICES

In January 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) program of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and TraumaLink to facilitate post-crash care for road traffic injury victims in Bangladesh. From now on, TraumaLink will support the government’s efforts by working in close collaboration with the NCDC Program of DGHS to expand post-crash management more broadly, whereas DGHS will provide necessary technical support to TraumaLink.

USAID/DUKE GROWTH READINESS ASSESSMENT PROJECT

TraumaLink was among a select group of grantees chosen by USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to take part in the Growth Readiness Assessment and Coaching project. This year-long program was headed up by the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University, in partnership with coaches from We Scale Impact. For more than 15 years, CASE has been an academic and education center working with students and practitioners around the world on issues of scaling social impact and impact investing.

TRAUMALINK RECOGNIZED IN STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW

In the Fall 2019 edition of the Stanford Social innovation review, TraumaLink was recognized for its innovative community-based first responder system and its promise for improving pre hospital trauma care in other developing countries.

2018 GLOBAL SOUTH eHEALTH OBSERVATORY AWARD

We were highly honored to be chosen as one of 6 laureates from a pool of 178 projects from all over the world. Mridul and Jon traveled to France to accept the award on behalf of TraumaLink on 2 July 2018. They also had the opportunity to discuss our lifesaving work at the conference, which was live-streamed to over 20 countries.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PUBLISHES TEACHING CASE ON TRAUMALINK

In June 2018 the Case-Based Teaching and Learning Initiative Team at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health published a teaching case about TraumaLink. The case is being widely used as a teaching tool at the Harvard Chan School and other educational institutions. It is being broadly distributed through the Harvard Business School Publishing case distribution system and the Initiative’s case resources web site, and is primarily available to other schools of public health.

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION VENTURES GRANT (USAID DIV)

In February 2017 TraumaLink received the first installment of a year-long USAID DIV Award for an expansion of its operations up to 100 km. We were highly honored to work with USAID and grateful for their generous support.

2015 MANTHAN AWARD WINNER FOR EHEALTH

TraumaLink was proud to be a 2015 Manthan Award Winner for eHealth. We were chosen from among 412 applicants in 13 categories from across South Asia and the Asia Pacific Region. Mridul Chowdhury accepted the award on behalf of TraumaLink on the 3rd of December 2015 at the Manthan Awards Gala in New Delhi, India.

MASSCHALLENGE STARTUP ACCELERATOR

More good news for TraumaLink with its second award in a month! This time we were chosen as semi-finalists in the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator, another encouraging step forward for us and our work.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL NEW VENTURE COMPETITION

In March 2014 TraumaLink was chosen as a semi-finalist for the competition, which was offered to students from all across Harvard University.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY DEAN’S HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES CHALLENGE

We were delighted to be chosen as finalists for the award in May 2013, just 3 months after starting TraumaLink. In addition to $5,000 in seed money we were highly grateful to receive coaching and guidance through the Harvard Innovation Lab.