03 May 2009, Dhaka. An Inaugural Ceremony Executive Certificate course in Public Health Management was held at BRAC Centre on May 2, 2009 from 5-6.30pm that was attended by Professor Dr. Syed Modasser Ali, Advisor on Health to the Prime Minister, as the Chief Guest,
In his speech Professor Dr. Syed Modasser Ali, summarized some of the outstanding successes as well as the challenges faced by Bangladesh in enhancing and institutionalizing good management in health services. He also reiterated the need of a sustainable quality management in health system with optimum utilization of available limited resources, technical, financial and human.
Prof. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury Vice Chancellor, BRAC University welcomed all at the session. Mr Mahboob Hossain Executive Director BRAC Chaired the inaugural ceremony. Prof. Anwar Islam, Director gave an overview of the course.
His Excellency Honorable Mr Justin Lee, High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, Dhaka, attended as the special guest and in his brief speech emphasized the need for supporting capacity building and health services development.
The James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in collaboration with AusAid is offering the Executive Certificate in Public Health Management tailored for participants from the public Sector health professionals working at upazilla level. It is a seven week course starting from 3rd May till June 18th, 2009.
The overarching goal of the course is to provide health professionals with the knowledge, tools and skills essential for effective and efficient management.
Under the overall leadership of Dr. Anwar Islam, Professor and Director, James P. Grant School of Public Health, the course brings together highly trained teachers/experts from the NIPSOM, NIPORT, BRAC and other institutes of higher learning.