The James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University (JPGSPH) celebrated its 10 year anniversary this week.
Since its inception, JPGSPH has strived towards becoming a leading public health teaching and research institute in Bangladesh over the last decade, committed to training the next generation of public health specialists.
The celebrations commenced on 2 August at the main JPGSPH campus in Mohakhaliwith a cultural programme performed by the current batch of students undertaking the Masters of Public Health at the School. This was followed by a concert by popular Bengali band Shunno.
The festivities continued with a formal reception held on 4 August at BRAC Centre. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (Founder & Chairperson, BRAC), Professor Syed SaadAndaleeb, (Vice Chancellor, BRAC University), Dr John Clemens, (Executive Director, icddr,b) shared the vision behind establishing JPGSPH, the School’s contribution to public health education and research in Bangladesh and the future of public health education in Bangladesh.
The event was attended by Md. Abdul Aziz, Director (Admin), NIPORT; Edouard Beigbeder, Country Representative, UNICEF; Timothy Evans, Senior Director (Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice), World Bank Group; Carol Henry, Assistant Dean (Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Saskatchewan; SaleemulHuq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development; Ian Lapp, Associate Dean (Strategic Educational Initiatives), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; QuaziSuraiya Sultana, Executive Director, RHSTEP; as well as other noted dignitaries from government and international organizations.
JPGSPH is currently accepting applications for its 12 batch of the Masters of Public Health programme, to begin in January 2016.