BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University was founded in 2004 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to address the unmet public health challenges particular to Asia, Africa and South America. The School's Institutional partners are, BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, reaching over 100 million people in Bangladesh and working in 11 countries in Africa and Asia; icddr,b, a leading international health research institute, which fosters innovation in the development and delivery of global life-saving solutions. The School is at BRAC University, a premier higher education and development research institution.
The School draws from Bangladesh’s remarkable public health achievements as well as BRAC Health’s nationwide services and BRAC International’s Health programmes in South Asia and Africa. BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University therefore offers unparalleled real-life, community-centric teaching, learning and research experiences on critical and emerging national and global public health challenges. The School applies an interdisciplinary integration of Education, Training, Research and Advocacy to diverse health challenges such as, Maternal and Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Gender Equity, Sanitation, Non-communicable Diseases, Urbanisation and Climate Change. Thereby positioning BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University to lead and innovate public health learning, investigation, policy and implementation.
The School builds capacity and contributes to Public Health by preparing individuals to become public health leaders, practitioners, critical thinkers, researchers, advocates, and stewards in order to enable concrete changes to improve the lives of disadvantaged populations locally, regionally and internationally.