Professor Yunus is a celebrated Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. His innovation has proved to be a game changer, a beacon of hope for millions of individuals to work their way out of poverty with dignity. Inspired by his vision of empowering the economically challenged the present idea of Center for Global Surgical Innovations and low-cost surgical solutions was conceived and implemented. We were motivated by Professor Yunus’s quotation:
And pledged to empower poor patients with low-cost surgical solutions as our obligation to be honorable and generous towards the underprivileged………
Professor Lehn is Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France in Paris, Emeritus Professor and founder of famous Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires at the University of Strasbourg, France; who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his landmark innovations in the field of supramolecular chemistry. As president of the non-governmental organization ‘International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development’, he travels and teaches all over the World and contributes to helping chemists in developing countries.
Our efforts to find - patient’s need driven - low-cost innovative surgical solutions were inspired by Professor Lehn’s quotation:
And invigorated us to think out of the box - by deliberately thinking differently, unconventionally and creatively.........
Dr. Mahabir Pun is a Nepalese teacher, social entrepreneur and an activist known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas. As team leader for Nepal’s “National Innovation Center”, he is a ‘problem solver’ and has extensive record of applying research for the economic development of the country. He was awarded Magsaysay award in 2007 for Community Leadership in recognition of "his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal, bringing progress to remote mountain areas”. One of his many success stories is using drones to deliver medicines to remote areas.
His driving motivational quote is the Nepali proverb:
This influenced us to think with ingenuity to find low-cost solutions to our problems.