Dr. Md. Abdur rahman
Dr. Md. Abdur rahman Professor, Department of Public Health and Informatics

PROFILE


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Professor, Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, was born in Jamalpur District of Bangladesh on January 2, 1953. He passed his matriculation in 1968 from Bhatara High School in Sarishabari Upozila and Intermediate in Science, 1970 from Government Ashek Mahmud College, Jamalpur.
    
Dr. Rahman, a renowned public health professional of the country, obtained his MBBS degree in 1977 from Mymensingh Medical College under the University of Dhaka. He did his first postgraduate degree, Diploma in Maternal Child Health & Family Planning (DMCH&FP) in 1985 from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) under the same university, and in 1987he did his second postgraduate degree, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Administration from the College of Public Health, University of Philippines, Manila under the WHO Fellowship. Finally, he obtained his Ph.D. on Maternal and Child Health from the University of Dhaka in 2003 in collaboration with University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Berkeley (USA). The title of his Ph.D. thesis was “The study of the relationship between maternal size and nutritional status of children in rural Bangladesh.”

Dr. Rahman started his professional career as an Assistant Surgeon at the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in 1977. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Health) in the same year. He worked as the Medical Officer at Karimgonj and Goforgoan Upazillas of greater Mymensingh district from1978-82; Upazilla Health and Family Planning Officer at Sherpur Upazilla, Sherpur District, Narayangonj sadar Upozila during the years 1983-84.

In 1987, Dr. Rahman started his journey as an academician (Lecturer) at the Department of Community Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College. Later, in 1989, he joined at the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh as Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal & Child Health (MCH). From January 2, 1994 to June 30, 1995, he worked in the World Health Organization as the National Consultant of Bangladesh on lien. He was promoted as Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2000.  During 2000 to 2009 he was the Head of the Department of Maternal & Child Health In February 2009, Professor Rahman took the charge of Director of NIPSOM. This time he joined many international conference/meeting as WHO advisor in many countries i.e.; Switzerland   Argentina.From there he completed his Civil Service Job (Health Cadre) and retired on January 1, 2010. On the next month he started work with Centre for Woman and Child Health (CWCH), a philanthropic organization as Head of Research Division, Savar, Dhaka.
 
In June 2012, Dr. Rahman joined at the Department of Public Health and informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka as the Professor and took the charge of the Chairman and completed his tenure successfully in January 2016. At present, he is working as the senior Professor of the same department.  It's a rare opportunity that professor Rahman enjoyed in his life.


Prof. Rahman was receiving the Dr Kudrati Khuda Gold medal–2014

Prof. Rahman has been awarded a number of national and international awards/prizes in recognition of his excellent research works in public health sector and of his outstanding contribution to the progress in spreading public health knowledge in Bangladesh and in abroad through his research and teaching. Among these, the notable awards were College Scholar award –1987, during his MPH course from the University of Manila, Philippines, Dr Kudrati Khuda Gold medal – 2014 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award – 2016, etc. Besides, he earned a number of very prestigious national and international fellowships and honorary receptions.

Prof. Rahman was receiving the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award–2016


Prof. Rahman has published over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals as well as popular publications. He also presented a significant number of research findings in both national and international conference proceedings. For huge diverse expertise in public health arena, Prof. Rahman is inviting to talk or chair scientific sessions or to work as a member of the organizing committee or international advisor from many national and international organization. Thus, he is playing crucial contributions in advancing the new ideas in public health research. From the beginning of teaching career to till now, he supervised about 120 MS/MPH and M. Phil thesis works. Because of his strong commitment and determination to serve his motherland, as well as profound love for students, Prof. Rahman is still working hard for his students and country’s betterment.

RESEARCH INTEREST
Main Subject Area 1. Maternal Health 2. Reproductive and Child Health 3. Adolescent Health 4. Family Planning 5. Nutrition 6. Public Health Administration Special Interests 1. Public Health Research 2. Non-communicable Disease (NCD) 3. Gender Violence and Health 4. Elderly people/ senior citizen

Journal Paper

Important Publications in Scientific Journals

1. "Some Aspects of Proximate Determinants of Fertility in a Rural Areas of Bangladesh": Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 10 No. 2, pp 45-51, 1991 (with HTA Khan. MMS Rahman, HMR Khan).

2. "Change in Mother's knowledge on Nutrition through Nutrition Education": Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol.10, No.-2 pp.62-65, 1991 (with S Ahmed, M Rashid and MN Abdul).

3. " A survey on utilization of available Health Care Facilities at selected Areas of Mymensingh, Bangladesh" Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. Vol. 18, No. 2. PP. 72-76, 1992 (with MAK Bhuiya).

4. "Prevalence of Ascariasis in Rural Bangladesh": Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 11 No.12, PP. 13-16, 1992 (with AEMasum & Y Jahan).

5. "Practice of Breastfeeding Among Mothers Attending in a Maternity Centre, Dhaka" The Hygia, Vol.4.No. 4 (with ST Khanam).

6."A study on socio-economic and Intermediate Variables on Fertility". Med Today. 1993 Jan; 5(1):11-4. (with HT Khan, MB Billah and HM Khan).

7."Change in pattern of child Delivery practices, Breastfeeding Behaviour and other Related Variables" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 15 No.1&2, pp. 1-6, 1996(with ST Khanam, YH Ahmed).

8."Analysis of psychiatric Morbidity of outpatient Children in Mitford Hospital, Dhaka" Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 1997 Aug; 23(2):60-2. (with DA Rahim, SM Ali, MG Rabbani).

9."Return of menstruation and its relation with breastfeeding status" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM). Vol. 18 No.2, PP.40-46, 1999 (with SA Siddiqua).

10."Fertility profile of women from families in a selected sweeper colony under Dhaka City" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 21 supplement, pp. 1-6, 2001(with M Salim, R Begum).

11." Age of Menarche and its determinants among the urban and rural girls of Bangladesh" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine(JOPSOM), Vol. 21 supplement, pp. 33-38, 2001 (with DMN Begum)

12."Awareness and Utilization of MCH and FP facilities by the tribal communities in some selected areas of Rangamati Hill Districts" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine(JOPSOM), Vol. 22 supplement, pp. 19-23, 2001 (with S Chakma).

13. "Change of Menstrual Pattern among the Copper-T and Norplant Users" Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 21(1): pp. 75-85, 2002.

14. Adolescent Pregnancy: Is it a planned affair? Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 21(1): pp. 67-74, 2002.

15. Prevalence of selected reproductive tract infections among pregnant women attending an urban maternal and childcare unit in Dhaka, Bangladesh.J Health Popul Nutr. 2003 Jun; 21(2):112-6 (with A Begum, S Nilufar, K Akther, F Khatun, M Rahman).

16. Assessment of Knowledge on HIV/AIDS among Madrasa Teachers. Journal of Preventive & Social Medicine (JOPSOM), Vol. 24(2): pp. 64-72, December 2005.

17. Morbidity Pattern of Urban Slum Mothers with Special Reference to Reproductive Tract Infection - Presented at 9th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting, 9-12 February 2008, Dhaka (with SK Hossain)

18. Intervention to increase detection of childhood tuberculosis in Bangladesh. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Jan; 16(1):70-5. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.11.0060. (with K Talukder, MA Salim, I Jerin, F Sharmin, MQ Talukder, BJ Marais, P Nandi, E Cooreman).

19. Controlling scabies in madrasahs (Islamic religious schools) in Bangladesh. Public Health. 2013 Jan; 127(1):83-91. (with K.talukder , MQK Talukder, MG. Farukue et al).

20. Prevalence of tobacco smoking and factors associated with the initiation of smoking among university students in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Central Asian Journal of Global Health; 2017. Vol. 6, No. 1. doi:10.5195/cajgh.2017.244. (with S Hossain, S Hossain, F Ahmed, R Islam, T Sikder).

Popular Publications


1. “Pregnancy and drugs”. Published in the MCH Bulletin, first issue, August 1991.

2. “A simple chart for rhythm method users”. Published in the MCH Bulletin, second issue, August 1992.

3. “Rheumatic fever and heart diseases”. Bulletin of Bangladesh Heart Welfare Foundation and Hospital for the needy, 1993.

4. “Training of TBAs in Bangladesh”. Published in “DhatriKotha” first year first issue, September, 1994

5. “Maternal and Child Health: An over view”. Published in “DhatriKotha” second year second issue, March1995.

6. “Insufficient breast milk and its solution”. Published in the Daily Prothom Alo, &th August, 2001

7. “HIV/AIDS: Challenges for Bangladesh”. Published in “Stethoscope” Health and Medicine Journal of The Daily Independent, 24th Dec. 2004.

8. “HIV/AIDS: A potential threat to child survival”. Published in “Stethoscope” Health and Medicine Journal of the Daily Independent, 31st January 2005.

9. Maternal Health: An overview. ”. Published in “Stethoscope” Health and Medicine Journal of the Daily Independent, 7th June 2005.


Conference Paper

Conference Proceedings

1. Strategy for Maternal & Child Health, Bangladesh - Presented at National Seminar on Health for all in the new millennium from 24th - 26th February 2003 at New Delhi, India.

2. Domestic Violence among the Married Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Bangladesh: A Community Study, Presented at 2nd Asian Regional Conference on Safe Communities and 1st Bangladesh Conference on Injury Prevention, 15-17 February 2004, ICMH Matuail, Dhaka. (Shimul Koli Hossain, Afroza Begum and Minuara Begum)

3. Benefits of Breastfeeding Among Infants of Age 0-5 Months, Presented at 2nd National Conference on Breastfeeding & Complementary Feeding, 19-20 August 2006, ICMH, Dhaka. (with SK Hossain)

4. Slum Mothers: Their Fertility and morbidity Pattern (with SKHossain) - Presented in a National Seminar at Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka

5. Domestic Violence among the Married Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Bangladesh: A pilot study (with SK Hossain, H Uddin)-presented at The 16th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China.
6. Advocacy Workshop on Child Non-communicable diseases (NCD) was held on 17th November 2016 at DGHS (With Dr Khurshid  Talukder)


Other

Research Experience

Thesis paper during postgraduate study:

Diploma in Maternal Child Health & Family Planning Thesis: Breastfeeding and supplementation of feeding of infants in Relation to parity of Mothers and Birth Interval.

Ph.D. Thesis: The study of the relationship between maternal size and nutritional status of children in rural Bangladesh.

Research Project

1. Impact of lactaltional Amenorrhoea as a means of Natural Family Planning method.

2. The study on community Health in Ramu and Ukhiya Upazillas, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. As co-investigator. (Funded by International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO)).

3. Relationship of feeding pattern with the morbidity and mortality especially due to acute respiratory infection (ARI) in early infancy. (Funded by Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)).

4. Study the growth and development of a cohort of 700 children from 07-18 months in Relation to Feeding and disease patterns.

5. Return of menstruation and its relation with breastfeeding status in 516 recently delivered women. (Funded by BMRC).

6. The health status adolescent girls in the rural area of Bangladesh with special reference to Reproductive health. (Funded by WHO).

7. Study of the maternal morbidity in urban slums with special reference to reproductive health. (Funded by BMRC).

8. Violence against married women in rural Bangladesh. (Funded by WHO).

9. Study of the relationship between maternal size and nutritional status of children in rural Bangladesh. (Funded by UNFPA).

10. Domestic violence among female patients attending in the medical college hospital. (Funded by WHO).

11. Gender based violence at workplace: Causes and consequences- a pilot study. (Funded by Ministry of Planning).

12. Study of the knowledge and attitudes of adolescents regarding HIV/AIDS epidemic and its prevention.

13. Domestic Violence among the Married Women of Reproductive Age in rural Bangladesh: A Pilot Study. (Funded by BMRC).

14. Referral System & Maternal Health: Bangladesh Perspective. (Funded by DGHS).

15. Morbidity pattern of urban slum mothers with special Reference to Reproductive Tract Infection. (Funded by DGHS).

16. Development of effective referral system for improving Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH).

17. Study of the maternal morbidity and mortality due to unwanted pregnancy: Bangladesh perspective.

18. Life Style of Street Children with Special Reference to Health and Risk Behaviour.

The List of Dissertations/Theses Guided by Prof. Rahman:

1. Knowledge of infertility among the women attending the infertility clinic, Institute of post graduate and Medical Research, Dhaka.

2. Pattern of diseases among children attending at Savar Health Complex, Dhaka.

3. Reasons for discontinuation of injectable contraception among the clients at Sirajgonj Sadar Upzila, Sirajgonj 1985-88.

4. A study on Social problems and Medical Care seeking pattern of women suffering from vesico – vaginal fistula.

5. In corroboration between duration of amenorrhoea according to the stated last Menstrual period and abdominal examination findings in pregnant women.

6. A study on causes of rejection of clients attending for Tubectomy at BAVS, Dhaka Clinic during 1990.

7. A seasonal pattern of eclampsia admission in obstetric wards in District Medical College Hospital, Sirajgonj during 1991.

8. A study on obstetric emergencies admitted in Sadar Hospital, Sirajgonj during 1991.

9. A study on factors influencing non-acceptance of vasectomy by the couple the wife of which undergone tubectomy operation.

10. Reasons for adopting Non-scientific methods for termination of pregnancy by women.

11. A study on pre admission management of physiological neonatal Jaundice by mothers.

12. Age at the First dose of vaccination among children attending vaccination centre at the EPI Head Quarters, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

13. A study on obstetrical Emergency cases admitted in Joypur Hat Hospital during the years 1991 to 1992.

14. A study to see the relationship of Breastfeeding pattern of children suffering from ARI.

15. Pattern of breastfeeding among children of 6-24 months age attending Shishu Hospital with ARI.

16. Diarrhoeal episodes and use of ORs among the under – five children at Mohakhali.

17. Household crowding and episodes of acute respiratory infection among under two year children of employees of health institutions at Mohakhali.

18. Fertility profile of women from families in a selected sweeper colony under Dhaka City.

19. Age of Menarche and its determinants among the urban and rural girls of Bangladesh.

20. Awareness and Utilization of MCH and FP facilities by the tribal communities in some selected areas of Rangamati Hill Districts.

21. Pattern of expenditure on health care of slum dwellers with special reference to reproductive health.

22. Study Disease pattern and Health Care seeking behaviour of Garment workers during illness with RTIs in selected Garment Factories of Dhaka City.

23. Perception of Health workers regarding essential services package in the context of Reproductive Health of the women.

24. Pattern of expenditure on health care of slum dwellers with special reference to reproductive health.

25. Perception of the Dhaka University students on safe sex.

26. Fertility profile of child bearing age women of sweeper families in a selected sweeper colony under Dhaka City Corporation.

27. Violence against adolescent girls within family in a selected urban community.

28. Reproductive health seeking behaviour of female garment workers of reproductive age group in Dhaka city.

29. Involvement of female partner in decision making process & their satisfaction in family life.

30. Health and rehabilitation status of acid victims in Bangladesh.

31. A study of Anthropometric measurements of mother and their under 5 children.

32. Pattern of reproductive tract infections among the women of reproductive age: Their RTIs/STDs related knowledge and health care seeking pattern.

 33. Hygiene practices and problem faced by the physically challenged adolescent girl during menstruation.

34. Perception of the Dhaka University students on safe sex.

35. Fertility profile of child bearing age women of sweeper families in a selected sweeper colony under Dhaka City Corporation.

36. Violence against adolescent girls within family in a selected urban community.

37. Involvement of female partner in decision making process & their satisfaction in family life.

38. Health and rehabilitation status of acid victims in Bangladesh.

39. A study of Anthropometric measurements of mother and their under 5 children.

40. Domestic violence against urban working women.

41. Fertility pattern of women in relation to their age at first marriage in a selected rural area of Bangladesh.

42. Morbidity pattern and treatment seeking behaviour of adolescent mothers in slums of Dhaka City.

43. Knowledge of newly married couples on contraceptive methods and their use.

44. Unwanted pregnancy among garment workers of selected factories of Dhaka.

45. Feeding pattern of new-born babies delivered by caesarean section during hospital stay.

46. Pattern of utilization of reproductive health care and development of VVF.

47. Knowledge on HIV/AIDS among the Madrassa teachers.

48. Mother’s awareness on risk of HIV/AIDS and Mother to Child transmission.

49. Knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS among adolescent workers of garment factories.

50. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among working adolescents in Dhaka city.

51. Violence against female day labourer.

52. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS of adolescents among the school & college students.

53. Knowledge and attitude towards STDs and premarital sex among private university students.

54. Service rendered by CSBAs and their perceived barriers.

55. Marital Instability and its related factors among urban slum dwellers.

56. Utilization of PNC and its determinants.

57. Life style of street children and their risk behaviour.

58. Mother's awareness on reproductive health needs of their adolescent girls in selected schools of Dhaka city.

59. Determinants of unwanted pregnancy among the mothers of slums in Dhaka city and their future planning.

60. Attitude of adolescent children of commercial sex workers towards their mother's profession.

61. Health Hazards of the street children and their life style.

62. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among female floating sex workers in Dhaka city.

63. Reasons of relapse of drug dependency among the drug dependent individuals of rehabilitation centres.

64. Risk factors for bacterial vaginosis during first trimester of pregnancy in a selected union of Bangladesh.

65. Gender role on contraceptive use among affluent and poor society.

66. Assessment of nutritional status of primary school children at rural area comparing to urban area in Jamalpur district, Bangladesh

67. Eating behaviour and nutritional status of children with autism in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

68. Prevalence of overweight and obesity and its associated factors among school adolescent girls in Savar upazilla, Dhaka

69. Evaluation of urinary biomarker in the early recognition of diabetic nephropathy and its associated factors among Bangladeshi diabetic patients.

70. Knowledge, practice and barriers to family planning services among women living in a rural area of Bangladesh.

71. Impacts of Socio-cultural Environment on Lifestyle and Physical-psychological Health of the Students of the Only Fully Residential University in Bangladesh: A Follow-up Study

Along with these, another 50 thesis papers of MPH & M.Phil were guided by Prof. Rahman during last 25 Years those are not listed here.


Academic Info

Institute: Mymensingh Medical College, University of Dhaka.
Period: 1977

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Institute: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM)
Period: 1985

Diploma in Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning (DMCH&FP)

Institute: College of Public Health, University of Philippines
Period: 1987

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Administration

Institute: University of Dhaka
Period: 2003

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in MCH

Experience

Organization: Multiple
Position: Multiple
Period:

International Experience

1. Philippines (1986-87): WHO Fellowship

A) Obtained MPH Degree & worked as a Research Fellow in the College of Public Health, University of Philippines, Manila.

B) Worked in the community during field Practice.

C) Completed certificate course on postgraduate study on "Occupational Health & Safety" at University of Philippines, Manila.

2. Hong Kong (1987):
    As a tourist 

3. Saudi Arabia (1993):  Government delegate
Worked as Senior Medical Officer in the Pilgrimage once as Government representative. Second time again as pilgrimage with wife.

4. Thailand (1997): WHO Fellowship
Completed Software training on Stata & Epi Info at University of Prince of Sonkla, Thailand.

5. United Kingdom (1999): DfID Fellowship
Completed orientation course on "How to develop Course Curriculum on Reproductive Health" at University of Cambridge, and worked in the Research Division for the development of my PhD Protocol.

6. Mayanmar (1999): WHO Fellowship
Attended Workshop on "Epidemic Preparedness” in Yangoon, Mayanmar.

7. United States of America (2000): UNFPA Fellowship

A) Completed the Course on "Building & sustaining of Reproductive Health Services" at University of California, Santa Cruz.

B) Completed the Course on "Using quantitative data for MCH Planning: problem identification and analysis" at University of California, Berkeley.

C) Completed the Course on "Cost analysis and decision-making" at University of California Berkeley.

D) Analysing and Report writing of my PhD Thesis. 

8. Singapore (2000):
Education tour, site seeing etc.

9. India (2003): WHO Fellowship
A) Attended Certificate course on “WHO In-Country fellowship on Mother & Child Health" at National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

B) Presented a Paper on "Strategy for Maternal & Child Health, Bangladesh" - in National Seminar on Health for all in the new millennium from 24th - 26th February 2003 at National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

C) Completed Short Course on "Maternal & Child Health" at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.

10. Switzerland (2007): Sponsored by UNDO/UNFP/ WHO/World Bank
Attended 20th Meeting of the Policy & Coordination Committee (PCC) at Geneva as "WHO Temporary Advisor" on Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

11. Malaysia (2007): WHO Fellowship
Attended a Short Course on "Epidemiology & Research Methodology" at Institute of Population & Development, Open University of Malaysia.

12. Argentina (2008): Sponsored by UNDO/UNFP/ WHO/World Bank
Attended 21st Meeting of the Policy & Coordination Committee (PCC) at Bunenos Aires as "WHO Temporary Advisor" on Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

13. Thailand (2009): WHO Fellowship
Attended a Short Course on” HIV/AIDS prevention and Counselling” in the Dept. of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

14. Sri Lanka (2013): WHO Fellowship
8-10 October: WHO SEARO Regional Meeting and
11-12 October: SEAPHEIN Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka at Mount Lavinia Hotel

15. Kathmandu, Nepal (2014):
Personal visit from May 24--28 2014

16. Thailand (2014):
Attended the First UNESCO Conference on Ethics Education for All " Searching for a New Paradigm of learning to Live Together: Pacific -Asia from 27.11.2014 to 31.11.2014 held at Hilton Hua Hin Hotel, Petchburi, Thailand. Also presented a paper on" Family Behaviour with Elderly People: An ethical Concern.

17 Chennai, India (2015): UNESCO Fellowship
Attended “Ethics Teacher Training Course" held in Loyla College, Chennai. India from January 12-16, 2015
18.   Chaina: As visitors



Special Training International:

SL    Discipline    Institute/ Organization    Duration
1    Course on Building & sustaining of Reproductive Health Services :   University of California, Santa Cruz, USA     4 weeks
           
2    Course on using quantitative data for MCH Planning: problem identification and analysis:        University of California, Berkeley, USA    6 weeks
           
3    Course on cost analysis and decision-making:    University of California, Berkeley, USA    6 weeks
           
4    Orientation on how to develop Course Curriculum on Reproductive Health:    University of Cambridge, U.K.    2 weeks
           
5    Software training on Stata & Epi Info:    University of Princes of Sonkla, Thailand    12 weeks
           
6    Workshop on Epidemic Preparedness:     Mayanmar, Yangoon    2 weeks
           
7    Training on Research Methodology :   University of Princes of Sonkla, Thailand    12 weeks
           
8    Course on Occupational Health & Safety:                University of Philippines, Manila.                   2 weeks
           
9    Regional workshop on objective oriented Project Planning (ZOPP) :               BARD, Comilla, Bangladesh      2 weeks
           
10    5th Asia Regional Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs:       Dhaka, Bangladesh    2 weeks
           
11    Certificate Course on Gender based Violence:           AusAID, NIPSOM, Bangladesh            1 week
           
12    Certificate Course on Sexual & Reproductive Health counselling : USAID & Engender Health Rajendrapur, Bangladesh    1 week

National :
1    Foundation Training: PATC, Savar    2 months
           
2    Two courses on research methodology :       BMRC, Dhaka    Each of 2 weeks
           
3    Computer training on Dos, Word Perfect, Lotus, Windows, MS Word & SPPSS
.    Computer Communication (C&C), Gulshan, Dhaka    Various duration
           
4    Training on Mental Health: Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka.  Mental Hospital, Pabna    3 weeks
           
5    Malaria Education Training:    IEDCR, Mohakhali, Dhaka           1 week
           
6    Training on Preventive Ophthalmology :    National Institute of Ophthalmology, Dhaka    1 week
           
7    Short course on Gender Based Violence :   NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka    1 week

Activity

Organization: Multiple
Position: Multiple
Period:

1. Organization: Dept. of Public Health and informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka
Position: Professor
Period: June 2012- till date

2. Organization: Dept. of Public Health and informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka
Position: Chairman
Period: June 2012- January 2016  

3. Organization: Centre for Women and Child Health (CWCH), Beron, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka
Position: Consultant (Part-time)
Period: June 2012- 2017
Managing the TB epidemic in Ready Made Garment (RMG) factory workers in Bangladesh

4. Organization: Centre for Women and Child Health (CWCH); Beron, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka
Position: Head, Research Division
Period: February 2010- May 2012    

5. Organization: Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka
Position: Adjunct faculty
Period: 2005- 2010

6. Organization: Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Position: Adjunct faculty
Period: 2003- 2005.

7. Organization: Department of Public Health, Northern University, Dhaka
Position: Adjunct faculty
Period: 2007- 2009

8. Organization: Department of Public Health, University of South Asia, Gulshan, Dhaka
Position: Adjunct faculty
Period: 2012- 2014


9. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Ministry of           Health and Family Welfare, People's Republic of Bangladesh
Position: Director
Period: February 2009- December 2009.

10. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM)
Position: Professor and Head, Department of Maternal & Child Health
Period: January, 2000 – February, 2009

11. Organization: GFATM, round 6 Phase 1 Package # 913
Position: Project Director
Period: January 2008 - December 2010
Building and Strengthening the Technical and Institutional Capacities of Government, NGOs and Implementing Partners” by the Sub-Agreement between the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and the Department of Maternal and Child Health, NIPSOM.

12. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka
Position: Professor, Department of Maternal & Child Health and Project Co-ordinator, "Promotion of Rational Use of Drug" funded by Aus-Aid
Period: 1998-99

13. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM).
Position:  Professor, Department of Maternal & Child Health and Project Coordinator, "Strengthening Training on Reproductive Health through NIPSOM” funded by UNFPA.
Period: 1998-2001
14. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka.
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Maternal & Child Health
Period: May 1996 – January-2000

15. Organization: National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka,
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal & Child Health,
Period: August 1989- May 1996

16. Organization: WHO
Position: National Consultant, MCH Programme Coordination Cell, Ministry of       Health and Family Welfare, People's Republic of Bangladesh
Period: January 2, 1994 - June 30, 1995

17. Organization: Dept. of Community Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College
Position: Lecturer
Period: Aug. 1987 - Aug 1989

18. Organization: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Position: Medical officer (MST) (Narayangonj Sadar Upazilla)
Period: Sept. 1985 to Aug. 1987

19. Organization: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Position: Upazilla Health and Family Planning Officer (Sherpur)
Period: Sept. 1985 to Aug. 1987

20. Organization: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Position: Medical Officer (Karimgonj and Goforgoan Upazillas), Mymensingh
Period: Nov. 1978 to Aug. 83

21. Organization: Mymensingh Medical College Hospital
Position: Assistant Surgeon
Period: July, 1977 to Nov.78

Contact

Dr. Md. Abdur rahman

Professor
Department of Public Health and Informatics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: arahmanphiju@juniv.edu , arahmanphiju@gmail.com