Bridge of community development foundation

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

Recent Information

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”.

 

Vision

  • Undertake and strengthen research in global health and progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Facilitate dissemination of information and innovation on global health solutions in developing nations
  • Provide education and training to the scientific community and other scientific, academic, and policy stakeholders on public health research and practice tools
  • Build and enhance capacities through training so as to contribute in solving global health issues
  • Promote networking among research institutions in developed and developing nations
  • Generate strategies for the prevention and management of chronic health conditions
  • Enhance efficiency, quality, access, and equity in the delivery of healthcare services.

 

Mission

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.

 

Our Values

  • Bridge: BCDF has dreams to bridge gaps between urban and rural areas where development may not yet be mutually provided and assure that health care access, support for the community and opportunities are equal for all.
  • Development: The BCDF team seeks to benefit all sectors of the community by contributing to their development and sustainability.
  • Integrity: BCDF values transparency and accountability in all our professional work. With clear policies and procedures, we display the highest level of honesty in our financial dealings. We hold these to be the most essential elements of our work ethic.
  • Inclusiveness: BCDF is committed to engaging, supporting, and recognizing the value of all members of society, regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, physical or mental ability, socioeconomic status, or geography.
  • Effectiveness: BCDF also values efficiency and excellence in all our work. We constantly challenge ourselves to perform better, meet, and exceed programme targets, and to improve and deepen the impact of our interventions.

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mahmuda Mutahara

Ms Mahmuda Mutahara

MSc (BUET), PhD Candidate of WUR, Netherlands 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. MD. Mosiur Rahman

Dr. Md. Mosiur Rahman

MSc, MHSc, PhD Vice-President, 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. Mohammad Hasan Shahriar

Dr. Mohammad Hasan Shahriar

MBBS, MPH Scientific Advisor (General Secretary), BCDF

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.

Prof. Sakisaka Kayako

Prof. Sakisaka Kayako

MSc, MHSc, PhD Associate Prof. Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health International Director, BCDF

Dr. Sanzida Mubassara

Dr. Sanzida Mubassara

MSc, PhD Department of Botany, Faculty of Biological Sciences Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh

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.

Dr. Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah

Dr. Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah

MSc, PhD Training Coordinator, BCDF

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, 125/1, Darus Salam, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216.

Imrul Hasan Khan

Imrul Hasan Khan

MSS, MSc (Geography and Env.) Chief Technical Officer, BCDF

More than 19 years of professional experiences mostly in executive and strategic or leadership positions, including 13 years in senior management level of which served 6 years for South Asia region. Lead Bangladesh Country Office of an international organization for 2 and half years as Interim Country Head. More than one and half decades of experience in coordinating and conducting researches, studies and situation assessments. Lead participated and conducted numbers of baseline survey, midterm and evaluations and end line surveys. As a consultant conducted Impact Assessment Study of “Capacity Building Initiative” a 14 years long program of DFID, Bangladesh to support the National NGOs working in the health (Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, and essential service delivery). Most successful in result based advocacy, policy influencing and resource mobilization, at central and local levels involving government, NGO and private sectors. Well experienced in maintaining forums and networks. Conducted round table conference, media briefing, meeting, workshop, seminar/ symposium at national, regional and international levels. Have in depth experience in Public Private Partnership (PPP) with NGOs, government, bilateral, multilateral, academic and private sector organizations from partner assessment, contracts and outcome management to audit level. Managed partnerships with all types of organizations, donors and development partners. Worked with some ministries, including Health & Family Welfare, Local Government, Education, Social Welfare, Women and Children Affairs; their directorates, bureaus and departments in joint programs and collaborative initiatives and events. Had been members of the Ministry level National Steering and other Committees, chaired by the ministers and secretaries. Experienced of working in the key development issues like health, nutrition, gender, SRHR, education, good governance and approaches like rights based approach, equity, sustainability, institution building, etc. Well able in relating different issues and approaches with each other strategically. Mr. Khan had his first Bachelor (Hons.) and Masters of Science degree in Geography and Environment, then had the second Master degree in Development Studies. He also completed a six months Fellowship in Research from NIPSOM (National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh) and worked in the National Medical Capacity Assessment and Projection Project (BAN OSD001), NIPSOM/ WHO.

Muhammad Sohel Rana

Muhammad Sohel Rana

MSc, MPH Program Head, BCDF

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.

Abul Kashem

Abul Kashem

BBA IT Coordinator, BCDF

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.

ADVISORY TEAM

Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque

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

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

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

Prof. Rifat Akhter

MSSS, MSMD, PhD Advisor, BCDF

Associate Professor 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

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.

Salah Uddin Ahmed

Salah Uddin Ahmed

MSc, MSc, PhD Advisor, BCDF

Associate Professor, University College of Southeast, Norway Research Interests: Information technology of reserach activities globally.

Bridge of Community Development Foundation (BCDF) is a not-for-profit organization established under Act XXI of 1860, Govt. of Bangladesh.

Address :

98/2 Lake Circus Kalabagan (Ground Floor), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205

Phone :

+88-01712047987

+88-01980941565

Email :

info@bcdf.org emdad91@gmail.com mahmuda.ruma@gmail.com

Bridge of community development foundation

Mahmuda Mutahara
Dr. MD. Mosiur Rahman
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Shahriar
Prof. Sakisaka Kayako
Dr. Sanzida Mubassara
Dr. Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah
Imrul Hasan Khan
Muhammad Sohel Rana
Abul Kashem
Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque
Prof. Shafi Bhuiyan
Dr. Ruoyan Gai
Prof. Rifat Akhter
Mostafa A. M. Shaikh
Salah Uddin Ahmed