BCDF signed a project with National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), a National Research and Development Agency supervised by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. This 3 years project will be implemented in Lohagora of Narail and Dhamrai Upazila of Dhaka district in Bangladesh. About 3,000 mothers will be the participants for this research project.
Vice-President of BCDF, Dr. Mosiur Rahman’s project is selected for the Joint TDR/World Health Organization South-East Asia Region Small Grants Scheme. The project goal is to strengthen local health systems. The title of the project is “A multi-component intervention to reduce infectious disease and improve hygiene and well-being among primary school children in Bangladesh: a randomized controlled trial”.
Bridge of Community Development Foundation (BCDF) is a not-for-profit organization established under Act XXI of 1860, Govt. of Bangladesh. BCDF conducts public health research and related training for the capacity development and service activities in Bangladesh in order to improve the community and further its sustainability. BCDF believes in international collaboration and seeks to contribute to global development
BCDF exists to conduct research and provide information for capacity development to stakeholders on health and social issues, illiteracy, and disease prevention and management. The foundation contributes to academic research, strengthening policy makers’ competency to improve the community and sustain continued development.
Dr. Ms Mahmuda Mutahara, MSc (BUET), PhD
Chief Executive Officer (Interim), BCDF
Ms Mahmuda is an environmental scientist who is working last 10 years in this sector with Government, Academia, National institute, NGOs, and other stakeholders. She has started her career with Khulna University as Lecturer and before higher study she was working with Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), a public trust under the ministry of water resources in Bangladesh. Her expertise focuses on environmental problem, flood management, community-based research using quantitative and qualitative data from the country.
Dr. Sanzida Mubassara, MSc, PhD
Department of Botany, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
Muhammad Sohel Rana, MSc, MPH
Program Head, BCDF
Abul Kashem, BBA
IT Coordinator, BCDF
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Shahriar, MBBS, MPH
Scientific Advisor (General Secretary), BCDF
Dr. Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah,
MSc, PhD Training Coordinator, BCDF
Dr. Md. Mosiur Rahman, MSc, MHSc, PhD
Prof. Sakisaka Kayako, MSc, MHSc, PhD
Associate Prof. Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health
International Director, BCDF
Dr. Rahman is Associate Prof. of Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan. He has a long career on research and published 67 peer-reviewed articles. He teaches statistical course in BCDF using SPSS and STATA Software for the analysis. He is expert on demography and surveillance and his scientific output supports a lot for the academicians and policy makers.
Dr. Shahriar is General Secretary of BCDF and leads scientific issue in the different projects. He received his MBBS degree from Chittagong Medical College and completed Post-graduate (MPH) from State University in Bangladesh. He has vast working experiences in public health research focusing on environmental exposure and health effects, and adolescent’s health in Bangladesh and beyond. For the last 12 years and more, he published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented in the international conferences. He is an active member in several organizations globally.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, 125/1, Darus Salam, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216.
Dr. Sanzida is Professor of Botany Department of Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh. She focused her researches on agricultural and environmental microbiology, microbial biotechnology, food chemistry, and bioactive natural products. She published and presented several articles in the journal and conferences. Her interests are on food safety, mushroom cultivation, and food and nutrition.
Muhammad Sohel supports BCDF as Consultant. He has a good academic background in Anthropology and Public Health. He obtained his Master of Social Science in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University and MPH (Int’l Health) from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Mr. Sohel’s research interests focuses on Health System, Non Communicable Diseases, Behavioral science, & health promotion, Universal health Coverage. He has vast knowledge on qualitative research.
Mr. Abul Kashem is an IT expert experience on web design and development, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Muse, Adobe Dreamweaver and Wordpress. He also is coordinating the field activities in Narail as Office in Charge from the day one works in the field. He has experiences on data collection and computering several years with different organizations.
Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque, MSc, MHSc, PhD
Chief Advisor, BCDF
Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque leads BCDF as Chief Consultant. He has been working last 19 years on global health research focusing in the developing countries. He obtained his MHSc and PhD from Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He worked with the University of Chicago and Columbia University project quite a long time. He also works with United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia as Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2015. Dr. Haque’s research interests focuses on Non Communicable Diseases, mental health, health promotion in the community, and migration and health. Dr. Haque published 21 peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter.
Prof. Shafi Bhuiyan, MD, MPH, MBA, PhD
International Advisor of BCDF
Prof. Bhuiyan is a core-faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/bhuiyan-shafi/) and adjunct professor at the Faculty of community services, Ryerson; Co-founding and program lead for internationally trained medical doctors bridging program (http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx?id=3607 ). Prof. Bhuiyan is a global health educator, researcher; capacity building co-chair and board of director of Canadian coalition for global health research ( http://ccghr.ca/uac/liaison-persons/shafi-bhuiyan/). He has worked extensively for nearly two decades with universities, government, NGOs, and international development partners globally. Prof. Bhuiyan is a founding scientific board member of international committee on MCH handbook (http://www.mchbook.org/) , founding principle investigator of MCH handbook development in Bangladesh, institutional (U of T and Ryerson) liaison of CAN-MCH (http://www.can-mnch.ca/ ) and also contributing several international peer reviewed journal editorial board, scientific reviewer, led numerous conferences in global health and also published over 30 peer reviewed papers.
Dr. Ruoyan Gai, MHSc, PhD
International Adviser, BCDF
Dr. Ruoyan Gai is Chief of Division of Policy Evaluation, National Center for Child and Development of Japan and Guest Professor of Research Institute of Global Health, Wuhan University in China. She received her MHSc and PhD from the University of Tokyo, JAPAN. Her research interest focuses on maternal and child health, health economics, and health technology assessment globally. Dr. Gai published several articles in peer-reviewed journal and presented her work in the different parts of the world.
Prof. Rifat Akhter, MSSS, MSMD, PhD
Department of Sociology, University of Central Arkansas, USA
Research Interests: Population Studies, Gender, Globalization, Development, and Intimate Partner Violence and Crime
Mostafa A. M. Shaikh, MSc, PhD
Data Scientist, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr. Mostafa A. M. Shaikh is currently working as a Data Scientist in the Office of Provost (Education) of University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Previously he worked in the Management Development Unit of the NSW Health as a Senior Program Officer. Before migrating to Australia he worked as the Chief Technology Officer for more than 5 years with a Tokyo based web Development Company, ITA Inc, Japan. He has a "research focused mind" with sound knowledge of teaching computer science subjects like object oriented programming, web technology, data mining, and human computer interaction. His excellent academic credentials with an expertise in artificial intelligence (natural language processing); and clear understanding of modern software development tools and methodologies with industrial experience of managing several projects both onshore and offshore based development have made him a forward thinker. He has completed M.Sc. in computing science degree from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and PhD in Information Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Associate Prof. Salah Uddin Ahmed, MSc, MSc, PhD
University College of Southeast, Norway
Research Interests: Information technology of reserach activities globally.
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