1st NCDs Conference Bangladesh – 2022 
Honourable Lifetime Contribution Awardess

National Professor Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik

Founder & President, National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute

National Professor Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik is the visionary who established cardiology as a specialty in Bangladesh. He has outstanding contribution in the field of prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases in this country. He has established cardiology Department at the former Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research. In 1978, Professor Malik founded National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka and worked there as founder director cum professor until 1989. He also established National Center for Control of Rheumatic Fever & Heart diseases and worked as a Project Director from 1987 to 1989. To Provide modern facilities for cardiac patients & educating and training of manpower, he founded National Heart Foundation Bangladesh and still working as the fonder President of this renowned cardiac hospital. For his outstanding contribution in the field of Health Education and Medical Science the highest state award from the Government of Bangladesh, the Independence Day Award (Shadhinata Padak) in 2004 and awarded as “National Professor” in 2006.

Prof. Syed Mokarram Ali

Managing Director, Delta Hospital Limited Chief Consultant, Department of Pathology

Prof. Syed Mokarram Ali is a Internationally renowned histopathologist in Bangladesh along with honorable members of the Trustee Board established Delta Medical College, Dhaka. He is life member of Bangladesh Cancer Society, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and Pathology Society of Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Quazi Deen Mohammed

Director, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital

Prof. Dr. Quazi Deen Mohammed is an acclaimed neurologist and academician of bangladesh. He is the founding director of National Institute of Neuroscience, Dhaka. He has enormous contribution in advancement of neurology treatment and related research in Bangladesh. He was born in Luxmipur, Faridpur. He passed SSC from Faridpur Zilla School and HSC from Faridpur Rajendra College with high distinction. After graduation from Dhaka Medical College in the year 1978 he entered into training in medicine in DMCH & the then IPGMR. He passed FCPS (Medicine) in 1983 from Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS) and MD (Neurology) in 1994 from Dhaka University. Dr. Quazi Deen Mohammed got Fellowship in Neurology from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1989. He received honorary FCPS in 2004 from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). He worked as Professor of Neurology in DMCH since 1996. He was Principal in DMC from January 2004 to January 2012. Afterwards he joined as Founder Director of National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital (NINS&H). He is the current President of BCPS. Prof. Dr. Quazi Deen Mohammad was the Guest Lecturer at Bangladesh University of Science & Technology and Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka. He served as President of Bangladesh society for the study of pain and Senior Vice-President of Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is one of the authors of ‘Epilepsy- Beliefs & misbelieves – WHO Bulletin’ and wrote many articles in national & international journals.

Prof. Sadika Tahira Khanom

Bangladesh Association for Maternal & Neonatal Health (BAMANEH)

Prof. Sadika Tahira Khanom has played an important role in educating medical students in Research Methodology with her publications. She is also actively involved with Bangladesh Association for Maternal & Neonatal Health (BAMANEH)

Prof. Dr. Harun Ur Rashid

Chairman, Kidney Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Harun Ur Rashid has been responsible for phenomenal improvement in the field of Clinical Nephrology which rose to the level of transplantation from the grass-root level. He organized the 1st kidney transplantation in the former IPGMR, in October 1981 and started hemodialysis in 1986 and CAPD in 1987. He was appointed as project director to establish the National Institute of Kidney Disease and Urology in Bangladesh and became the Founder Director of that Institute from 2002-2003. In 2003, he established the Kidney Foundation of Bangladesh and became the Founder President, and became the largest dialysis and transplant center in the country. He has been working as Professor and Chief Consultant in Nephrology of the same hospital since 2009.

Prof. MN Alam

Professor of Medicine, Samorita Hospital

Prof. MN Alam is a professor of medicine and the honorable president of Lupus foundation of Bangladesh (LFB). In 2017 Prof. MN Alam has been selected for the “Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress – APLAR Master Award”

1st NCDs Conference Bangladesh – 2022
Honourable Lifetime Posthumous Awardess

National Professor Mohammad Ibrahim

Founder of the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM)

The contributions of the National Professor Mohammad Ibrahim in the field of medicine in general and diabetes in particular have been nothing less than phenomenal. He could foresee the present picture of the problem of diabetes at that time, when it was not evident in our part of the world. In 1956 he established the Diabetic Association of Pakistan and started diabetic care in a tin-shed building at Segun Bagicha with only 23 patients. He established the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders at Dhaka in 1980, which is popularly known as BIRDEM. With his motto of “No diabetic patient should die untreated, unfed or unemployed even if she/he is poor, the institute is now housed in two large buildings, and reached its branches in all 64 districts of Bangladesh. This institute has been acclaimed as a model for South East Asia. The Government of Bangladesh awarded him National Professor and the Independence Day Award in 1978 and his death anniversary is observed as the Diabetic Service Day to endorse and honor his contribution to socio-medicare services.

National Professor Nurul Islam

Founder of the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine Research (IPGMR) and University of Science and Technology Chittagong

National Professor Nurul Islam is the renowned Physician and medical educator of Bangladesh. He founded and served as the vice-chancellor of University of Science and Technology Chittagong. In international journals, he was addressed as ‘Founding Father of the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (IPGMR), better known as PG Hospital in Dhaka. As a Director of the institution, his measures paved the path for IPG to reach new heights and become a full-fledged university -the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), He was the pioneer of anti-tobacco movement in Bangladesh. He established the first national anti-tobacco organisation ADHUNIK – Amra Dhumpan Nibaron Kori, or we prevent smoking – with the dream of creating a tobacco-free society. He served as the personal physician of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. As an educationist, medical scientist, social worker, researcher and anti-tobacco leader, Islam received a plethora of awards for his contribution in medical science. He also received the highest national award – The Independence Day Award in 1997.

Professor Johora Begum Qazi

First Bengali Muslim Female Physician of Bangladesh

Professor Johora Begum Qazi is the first Bangali Muslim lady doctor of the then undivided Bengal. She received “The Vicery’s Medal” for her meritorious achievement in MBBS final examination. After the partition in 1947 she came back to her ancestral home from Calcutta and joined Dhaka Medical College & Hospital in 1948 as Resident Surgeon (Gynae) and later become professor and head of the same department. To mitigate the sufferings of the female patients, she often went door to door and motivated them to leave behind age old superstitions to seek medical treatment and which eventually yielded positive response from the long-neglected women folk of the then backward society. She was a pioneer in women education and emancipation and played a pivotal role in imparting education to women folk in Medical Science which substantially increased the number of enrollments of girl students in MBBS course.

Professor SGM Chowdhury

Professor of Medicine

Professor SGM Chowdhury, a man of medicine for whom his practice was a form of worship, a teacher who imparted on his students, not just content and material but principles and virtues. A man loved so dearly that it had earned him nicknames ranging from “the two legged tiger” to “the doctor of the poor”. He founded his brain-child, “The Hypertension Center” with the money he collected in what he called his “poor fund” for years. The idea behind this organization was to raise awareness of hypertension, a disease that at the time was often ignored, and to provide health services to those who could not afford proper healthcare. Now the centre is known as S.G.M Chowdhury memorial Hypertension Center. He also served as the president of Bangladesh Medical Research Council, President of National AIDS Committee, Counsellor at Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons; Adviser to the World Health Organization, Human Resource and Research wing and as Chairman at Samorita Hospital Ltd. He also was a benefactor for multiple charities and social initiatives.

Prof. Nazimudowla Chowdhury

Founder President, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists.

Prof. AKM Nazimuddowla Chowdhury is a renowned Physician and Psychiatrist of Bangladesh. He was the Founder President of Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrist and Vice President of the Bangladesh mental Health Foundation. He was one of the fore-runners of the mental health movement of Bangladesh and the member of the Panel of Expert Committee on Mental Health of WHO. He was also the member of the National Committee for Prevention of Drug Abuse and Convener of Sub-Committee for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Abuse.

Dr. Monowara Binte Rahman

Ex-Director General, Directorate General of Health Services

Dr. Monowara Binte Rahman Joined as first female officer of the health and family Welfare Ministry of former East Pakistan in 1956. In her glorious career hold various administrative positions including Director Institute of Public health, Principle of Paramedical Institute, Deputy superintendent of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Director of Central Medical Store, In 1987, She appointed as the first female Director General of the Directorate General Of health Sciences in Bangladesh. Her role in expansion of female education is undeniable.