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BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
April - June 2022 | Issue 2
| Creating leaders for the 21st century
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme at BRAC JPGSPH is a one-year full-time international programme that offers transformative public health learning to develop next-generation public health leaders for 21st century public health challenges. The locus of the MPH programme is its experiential community immersive teaching through rigorous urban and rural fieldwork.
Graduates from 34 Countries Since 2005
Experiential Urban and Rural Field Sites in 13 Districts including sites of BRAC, GoB, Damien Foundation, and Wateraid
International Visiting Faculty
National Faculty and Practitioners
The 18th cohort with 32 national and international students from 10 countries around the world is currently completing their MPH programme. To facilitate learning in the post COVID-19 era, in May the School launched a blended teaching and learning platform by adopting advanced technological infrastructure for the MPH programme. The main goal is to strengthen both offline and online communication between faculty and students. To make the classroom more interactive and engaging, the School ensured strong video communication between faculty, students and the course teaching team through cutting-edge video and audio recording and broadcasting system.
MBBS, MPH, PhD
Senior Lecturer and NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Clinical Medicine, UNSW Medicine & Health, Randwick Clinical Campus, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health
Respiratory Researcher, Sydney Children’s Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health.
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Associate Dean for Global Health Research, Stanford University, USA and Adjunct Faculty, BRAC JPGSPH
Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh
Technical Officer, WHO
For applicants based on academic merit and public health experience in neglected tropical disease from low-and-middle income countries in WHO Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Regions.
For national applicants only.
For meritorious and socio-economically disadvantaged national female applicants only.
Diploma in Midwifery Programme (DMP), funded by DFID, is a 3-year diploma in midwifery with the objective to reduce maternal-neonatal mortality and morbidity in Bangladesh. Currently, 317 students from the 7th and 8th batches of DMP are continuing studying, doing clinical practices at the health facilities and attending exams at the academic site. Besides, 195 graduate Midwives of 6th batch acquired their formal licenses to become registered midwives and are now doing internships for six months. 180 midwives from our alumni are serving at the Rohingya Refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
Students Enrolled in the Midwifery Programme since inception
Graduates in Midwifery Professions since inception
Students received Financial Aid to attend Midwifery Education
Midwives successfully graduated from the 6th batch in January 2022
| Centre for Professional Skills Development in Public Health (CPSD)
The School’s international training hub established in 2007, Centre for Professional Skills Development in Public Health (CPSD) strengthens and upgrades the requisite professional skills utilised by practitioners, policymakers, development partners, government officials, public advocates, faculty, researchers and frontline health workers.
Skills Building Seminars and Workshops since inception
Global Facilitators since inception
Professionals Trained since inception
15 Skills building training and workshops have been conducted. Some key updates -
| Bringing Evidence to Practice
The School's Five Centres of Excellence and a Humanitarian Research Hub (2018) aim to investigate pressing and emerging public health issues to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged populations.
Research Projects since 2005
COVID-19 Research Projects since 2020
Peer-Reviewed Publications since inception
Global and Local Partners and Networks
36 Research projects conduced by the 5 Research Centres of Excellence and a Humanitarian Hub. Some key updates -
19 peer-reviewed articles, authored and co-authored by researchers at the School, have been published in international journals. Some key updates -
| To Influence Programmes and Policies
BRAC JPGSPH believes in advocating to impact programme design and policies, closely engaging with government, key stakeholders (i.e., non-government organisations, international agencies), civil society and donors to push agendas of national and global importance. All research evidence undertaken by the School have to influence policy and programmes as part of their key mandate.
Advocacy-based Events with Multi-Stakeholder Engagements since inception
Webinars since 2020
News Articles and 32 New Blogs Posted since April 2020
Over 50 Active engagements to influence policy and programme. Some key updates -
Established in 2006, Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW), a multi-stakeholder civil society advocacy and monitoring network is dedicated to improving the health system in Bangladesh through a critical review of policies, programmes and recommendation of appropriate actions for change. BRAC JPGSPH serves as the Secretariat for BHW, since its inception.
Activities to Create Awareness between April-June 2022