01 March 2011, Dhaka. Dr. Kaosar Afsana, Associate Director of BRAC Health Programme, has received the " Woman of Distinction Award 2011" from the NGO Committee of the Status of Women, New York in recognition of her leadership in developing countries for empowering women through education, training, science and technology. This event took place in New York on February 22, 2011. Dr. Afsana was invited as a guest speaker to deliver a speech on using mobile technology for empowering women on February 21, 2011 on Consultation Day at the NGO CSW, New York.
Dr. Afsana speaking on Consultation Day at the NGO CSW, New York
Dr. Afsana has been working at BRAC for over 18 years. She is an MD with MPH from Harvard and PhD from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Currently, she is heading two significant projects of BRAC on maternal, newborn and child health in urban slums and rural districts of Bangladesh and involved in many different activities with BRAC including strategic directions, policy-making and programmatic decisions.