Prof. Dr. Shah Monir Hossain has worked 33 years in government services and retired as Director-General of Health Service, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of Bangladesh. He is now working as a National Consultant in World Health Organization (WHO) in Bangladesh. Alongside, Prof. Hossain is the Advisor of Eminence Associates for Social Development. Academically, he obtained graduation in Medicine (MBBS) and M. Phil (Pathology) from Dhaka University, Honorary FCPS (Histopathology) from Bangladesh College of Physician and Surgeons, Post Graduate certificate course in Pathology from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was Senior National Advisor at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) in Bangladesh.
Prof. Dr. Ahmedul Kabir is serving as the secretary general of Bangladesh society of Medicine since 2018 and an Associate professor in Department of Medicine at Dhaka Medical College. He started career as BCS health Cadre. Prof. Kabir passed MBBS from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, and secured 2nd position in final professional examination and achieved 6th position under Chittagong University. Afterwards, he did FCPS, FACP, FRCP (Medicine). He has hands on training on colonoscopy, echocardiography, endoscopic ultrasound, bronchoscopy and ERCP. Dr. Kabir has more than 39 publications in different journals.
Prof. Dr. Wadud Chowdhury is an Interventional Cardiologist and the Head of the Dept. of Cardiology at Dhaka Medical College. In 1990, he passed the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), from DMC under Dhaka University. Prof. Chowdhury accomplished FCPS in 1995 and MD in 1998. He is a lifetime member of BMA, and Bangladesh Society of Echocardiography, vice president of Bangladesh Cardiac Society. He is involving in many national and international organizations, and attended workshops and trainings globally. He is an editor of Bangladesh Heart journal while sharing authorship 90 publications and peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Aliya Naheed is the Head, Initiative for Non-Communicable Diseases, Health systems and Population Studies DivisionInternational Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), Bangladesh. She completed MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College, Dhaka University, MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, USA. PhD from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Post doc from The Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne Melbourn. She is a Scientist & Health Systems Specialist. Dr. Naheed has published more than 85 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet. Recently she has published a book as the Lead Editor of a book on Bangladesh health system and its transition over time for achieving MDG 4 published by World Health Organization that compressively presents the gaps in research and health systems in Bangladesh, and has been a reference book for the MPH programs in Bangladesh. Earlier, she has served as a Faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA, James P Grant School of Public Health, and State University in Bangladesh
Dr. Taufique Joarder is an Assistant Professor of BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health. He completed his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015. He was a recipient of the Fogarty International Fellowship. Before this, he obtained a Master of Public Health degree from James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in 2008, with the highest distinction. He also obtained a Diploma in International Health and Policy Evaluation from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Dinajpur Medical College, Bangladesh. Dr. Joarder also trained in Development Studies from the University of His areas of interest include health systems, medical anthropology, infectious diseases, health policy, elderly health, and psychometrics. He has 9 publications.
Dr. Md. Shamim Hayder Talukder has been leading the non-government organization Eminence Associates for Social Development since its inception in August 2003. His experience and leadership place the organization to act as secretariat of four national civil society organizations named “Bangladesh Urban Health Network”, “Bangladesh Non-Communicable Diseases Forum”, “Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition”, and “Global Citizen Forum for Sustainable Development Goals”. He has more than 20 publications in various national and international journal and four book authorships. Academically Dr. Md. Talukder has completed his medical graduation (MBBS) from Bangladesh followed by his Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) degree in International Community Health from Oslo University, Norway. Public health and clinical research are the key concern areas of his activities. He also has a keen interest in implementing community-based programs through different innovative ideas and approaches. As a dynamic leader, he extended his current position at the global level as the President of the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH).
Dr. Shahjada Selim is a Diabetes and Hormone Specialist and Associate Professor of the Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). He is a visiting professor in Endocrinology, Texila American University, USA. He passed MBBS from Rajshahi Medical College in 1998, MD at Endocrinology and Metabolism form Birdem Hospital, Dhaka, FACE (USA), FRSM (UK). He is working secretary of Bangladesh Endocrine Society (BES) & AACE BD Chapter. Dr. Selim is one of the eminent endocrinologists in the country with very much keenness in medical research, optimal clinical care for Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Obesity & other Metabolic disorders, Sexual dysfunctions and other endocrine disorders. He published 67 scientific articles in international journals, 6 books (in Bangla) and 2 books (as chapter author).
Dr. Malay Kanti Mridha is a Professor of the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Non-Communicable Diseases and Nutrition. He received MBBS in Medicine and Surgery from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, in 1997; MSc in Nutrition from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2001; MSc in Health Economics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2002; MPH in Reproductive Health from State University, Bangladesh in 2007; and Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology with a Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition from the Department of Nutrition of the University of California, Davis in 2014. Before joining BRAC University, he worked for various organizations including Chittagong Medical School, BRAC, Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition, Bangladesh Diabetic Association, HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance, Bangladesh, Concern Worldwide, ICDDR, B and the University of California, Davis. He worked as a program manager, technical expert, researcher and/or teacher for these organizations. The research areas of Dr. Mridha included maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, health system, HIV/AIDS and STI and non-communicable diseases. He has 137 different publications.
AKM Maksud is the Executive Director at Grambangla Unnayan Committee. He is an Ashoka Fellow. He graduated from Notre Dame College in Dhaka. He passed Masters’s in Sociology at Dhaka University. Completing his master’s program, Mr. Maksud joined PIACT, a research institute, as a field researcher and later worked with the Program for “Research on Poverty Alleviation to study access to health services in indigenous communities.” He continued his research in this area with funding from Research Initiatives Bangladesh. Mr. Maksud was a member of a local social welfare committee in his village and later became the Chairperson of the group. He co-founded a public library—now considered one of the best in the country.
Kazi Moksedur Rahman is an Executive Director of “Shimantik’’ a national NGO of Bangladesh. He did Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Accountancy Course (3 and half years) Completed and Master in Management. Development Professional with more than 20 years of Non-Government Organization (NGO) sector. His experiences are in program management, quality assurance, financial management, human resource development, administration, procurement, etc. Experience in public health department especially maternal health, neonatal health, child health, family planning and nutrition (MNCHFP-N), community mobilization etc.
Dr. S M Saidur Rahman Mashreky is an Associate Professor of Non-Communicable Disease in the Bangladesh University of Health Science(BUHS) as well as Director of Public Health Sciences Department in the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB). He completed graduation in medicine (MBBS) from Rajshahi University and did a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Dhaka University. He completed a post-graduate diploma in Medical Education (Dip.MEd.) from Dundee University UK. In 2010 completed PhD. from Public Health Science Department of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Epidemiology is his primary area of interest, developing and implementing Prevention of Child Injuries through Social Intervention and Education (PRICES) is one of his outstanding contribution in the field of child injury prevention in the low-income country setting. He has 73 different publications.
Dr. Dipak Kumar Mitra is a Professor and chair in the Department of Public Health in North South University. He is a physician by training and obtained his PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, USA. He worked in the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) from 1994 to 2012 and participated in several research grants as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. He then joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an Assistant Scientist and worked from 2012 to 2015. He led a number of large community-based epidemiological studies and trials as the local Principal Investigator jointly designed and implemented by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the icddr,b and funded by NIH, BMGF and USAID. Dr. Mitra has published extensively in high-impact journals.
Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry in National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Dhaka, Bangladesh, He is the Secretary General of BACAMH, Bangladesh. He is a psychiatrist and have graduated on 1999 from Chittagong Medical College and completed MD (Psychiatry) on 2011 from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka. Received fellowship training on Child Psychiatry from ‘Fondazione Child’, Italy and trained on ‘Autism and Neurodevelopmental disabilities’ from South Korea. He also received fellowship from Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN-Fellow) on 2010, Indo-Global Psychiatric Initiative fellowship (IGPI Fellow) on 2011 and ‘Y-Mind Fellowship’ from Sao Paulo-Brazil on 2013. He has 45 publications as author or co-author and presented 11 scientific papers in international conferences held in Bangladesh, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Italy and Spain. In 2013 he received “Prof. Hidayetul Islam Gold Medal Award” for research contribution and devotion in Psychiatry as a young psychiatrist of Bangladesh.
Mohammad Imam Hossain Chowdhury is a Social Worker and Chief Executive of NOWZUWAN(NGO) from 1999. He passed B. Com (Honors), M. Com (Management) from National University. He is working on Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. His interests are Networking and Voluntarism. He is a Ph.D. Research Fellow: Role of Networking and Voluntarism for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh by CBOs: An Overview Under the American World University, California, USA. He got Youth Development Award by the Department of Youth Development of the Ministry of Youth & Sports of The Govt. of the Peoples Republics of Bangladesh, Dated: May 22, 2001. Mr. Chowdhury is the Editor & Publisher: WEEKLY NOWZUWAN.