This formal National Advisory Committee – known as the NAC is consisting of 11 Members. The NAC guides the organization for making its Strategic Direction and can advise, suggest, and support the organization to achieve the stated vision, mission, and goal of the organization. The NAC shall have definite Terms of Reference, and it functions based on that ToR for the period of 24 months. More information on the committee and its members can be found in the following section.

National Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Shahla Khatun

Prof. Dr. Shahla Khatun is a Bangladeshi physician (gynecologist) and a National Professor. She has served as a professor and head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. She was inducted as a National Professor by the government of Bangladesh in 2011. Shahla Khatun is acting as the Honorary President of the Governing Body of Bangladesh Institute of Child Health. She is also an Honorary Executive Director of the London Times News. During the caretaker government in Bangladesh in 2007, she provide medical care to the quarantined national politicians. She continues to serve patients equally, as well as speaking at various medical seminars and symposiums in the country and abroad. He is also involved in various social services and humanitarian activities.

Aktari Mamtaz

Aktari Mamtaz is working a the Secretary at Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Before this position, she was the Additional Secretary at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Later on she was at the position of Additional Secretary at Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. She has done her graduation from University of Dhaka. Aktari Mamataz has been involved with many social development activities in Bangladesh. With vast working experience in the public development field, she is also working as an advisor for some national and international organizations.

Ashok Madhdeb Roy

Ashok Madhdeb Roy is the Ex-Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh. He has been involved in the research and Social development sector for a long period of time.

Prof. Dr. Rashid-E-Mahbub

Prof. Dr. Rashid-E-Mahbub is the chairman of the National Committee on Health Rights Movement. He is a former President of the Bangladesh Medical Association(BMA). He has been working to enhance the overall health condition of the people of Bangladesh by establishing their Health Rights. Has been engaged with many Civil Society Organizations and working for the sake of the Health rights of mass people in Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Md. Aminul Haque Bhuyan

Prof. Dr. Md. Aminul Haque Bhuyan is a Bangladeshi academic. He was the 9th Vice-chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. He is the former Vice-Chancellor (Acting) of Z.H. Sikder University of Science & Technology, Shariatpur, Bangladesh, and also the former faculty member of the University of Dhaka at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science. Prof. Bhuyan completed his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Dhaka. He earned the MCN (Master of Community Nutrition ) degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. As a researcher, he has vast experience in Food and Nutrition ground.

Prof. Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah

Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah is the Vice-Chancellor of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, and a prominent geopolitical analyst. He is also a professor of Public Administration at the University of Dhaka and the former Pro-vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). Prof. Kalimullah completed B. S S in 1980 and M.S.S in 1981 from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. Under Commonwealth Scholarship, he completed M. Soc. Sc in 1985 and obtained Ph. D in Development Administration in 1980 from the University of Birmingham. Prof. Kalimullah is the founder & Chairman of JANIPOP -Jatiya Nirbachon Parjobekkhon Parishad (National Election Observation Council). He is a globally and nationally recognized civil society member of Bangladesh.

Prof. Ava Hossain

Prof. Ava Hossain is a reputed Ophthalmologist of Bangladesh and the Asia Pacific Region. Prof. Hossain is now working as Director Cum Chief Consultant, OSB Eye Hospital, Dhaka. Her contribution to overcoming the challenges in preventing blindness is well recorded. She graduated from Dhaka University in 1976. She did her Fellowship in January 1985. She had her higher training from Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and also from the Institute of Clinical Ophthalmology, Japan. She is interested to work in the field of Cataract, Glaucoma, Vitreo-Retinal, and Ocular Trauma. She is a member of the Bangladesh National Council for Blind (BNCB). She is actively involved in the blindness prevention program both Nationally & Internationally.

Prof. Dr. ABM Abdullah

Prof. Dr. ABM Abdullah is a Bangladeshi physician, academic, and the personal physician of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. In 1978 he got the MBBS degree from Dhaka Medical College. He got the MRCP degree from Royal College of Physicians in London. After obtaining MBBS, he joined as a doctor in Dhaka Medical College. Later on, After serving as the Professor at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, he was appointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Personal Physician. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016 by the Government of Bangladesh. He was given the Bangla Academy Honorary Fellowship.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin is a Professior at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST). He is a former Professor at the Department of Management, University of Dhaka. Dr. Mohiuddin completed his M.Com and Ph. D degrees from University of Dhaka. He completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC). He has been involved in the teaching and Entrepreneurship Development area for many years. His major interest areas are; Management, Human Resource Management (HRM). Entrepreneurship Development and SME Management, etc. His contributions to the management of people and organizations along with the organizational training and teaching have made him an excellent Management professional.

Prof. Dr. Soofia Khatoon

Prof. Dr. Soofia Khatoon is a Professor Paediatrics at Centre for Woman and Child Health – CWCH. She is the former Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital. Prof. Soofia has Studied at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and got her MBBS in 1980. She got the FCPS degree from Bangladesh College of Physician & Surgeon in 1988. She got the Fellowship in Neonatology from Hospital for Sick Children, University of Edinburgh, U.K. 1991. She obtained her MHPEd (Master of Health Personnel Education) degree from University of New South Wales, Australia 2000. Besides her many publications and She has a vast working experience as a Pediatrics Doctor and also as a trainer.

Dr. Munir Ahmed

Dr. Munir Ahmed is the Country Director of Orbis International Bangladesh. As a doctor with further training in tropical medicine and hygiene, management of public health, and social development, Munir began his career with a great launchpad from which to tackle health concerns. Having previously worked with UN agencies, local governments, and non-governmental organizations across Bangladesh and Afghanistan, in 2012, Munir directed his expertise towards fighting avoidable blindness. He has also been successful in influencing policy at the government level, advocating for the inclusion of childhood blindness, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vision Centers, and Human Resources for Eye Health within the country’s National Eye Care Plan.

Dr. Rasheduzzaman Shah

Dr. Rasheduzzaman Shah is working as a Child Health Advisor at the Department of Health and Nutrition, Save the Children – USA. His career goal is to improve program coverage and quality of health service delivery for comprehensive and sustainable improvement of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) initiatives. His interests also are focused to develop national, regional, and global public health and research capacity as well as help translating research results into action and thus leading to facilitate policy advocacy. He has a wide range of working experience in the Maternal and Child-health area. His active and willing association gives an important contribution to the health and development sphere.

Dr. Mahfuzar Rahman

Dr. Mahfuzar Rahman is working as WASH Consultant at UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also appointed as Strategic Advisor at CIPRB (Centre for Injury Prevention and Research in Bangladesh). He is an established epidemiologist with a record of research extending over the last 20 years. Throughout his extensive public health career in the national and international arena, He has gathered substantial experience in designing, coordinating, and conducting large surveys, evaluating health and development programs, as well as monitoring outcomes employing longitudinal surveillance systems while focusing on equity. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 16 book chapters, served as an associate editor Section Editor of BMC Public Health.

Dr. Abu Jamil Faisel

Dr. Abu Jamil Faisel is a public health physician with more than 33 years of diverse experience with family planning, reproductive health, Essential Services Package delivery program, and improving quality of services in Bangladesh. Currently, he is working as the Country Representative of EngenderHealth Bangladesh. He also works as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Population Sciences Department of the Dhaka University. He is a medical graduate with Masters in Public Health and a Diploma in Personnel Management. With his excellent leadership, he is now the President of the Public Health Association of Bangladesh, and a Member of three national-level technical committees constituted by MOHFW.

Dr. Farhad Ali Khan

Dr. Farhad Ali Khan is working as an Epidemiology Director at AstraZeneca, Sweden. He achieved his MBBS from Dhaka Medical College. Later he obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Umeå University, Sweden, Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology from Erasmus University, Netherland, and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Lund University, Sweden. Besides he got training in advanced epidemiology and pharmacovigilance from Harvard School of Public Health. For more than 20 years, he developed courses and taught Public Health and Epidemiology at different universities and worked as a Researcher at Lund University, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and other academic institutions globally. Besides he worked in international organizations as an Epidemiology specialist.