Strengthening Global Health Systems: Lessons and Insights from Bangladesh


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Book Launch and Panel Discussion featuring visiting scholar, Mushtaque R. Chowdhury

Join the Eck Institute for Global Health  and the Pulte Institute for Global Development for a book launch and panel discussion featuring Mushtaque Chowdhury, visiting scholar at University of Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development and Eck Institute for Global Health.

Chowdhury's book, "50 years of Bangladesh: Advances in Health," explores the positive and measurable progress in the health sector in post-independence Bangladesh. Chowdhury will discuss the current and future challenges that still exist in Bangladesh, and offer his personal reflections from his years of experience as Vice Chair of the globally-renowned organization Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).

Invited Panel Discussion guests include:

All are welcome to attend a reception following the book launch and panel discussion in the Jenkins Nanovic Forum.

About Mushtaque Chowdhury:

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Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury is the former Vice Chair of BRAC, the largest and among the most celebrated non-governmental organizations globally. Previously, he was its Executive Director, founding Director of the Research and Evaluation Division, and founding Dean of the BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health.

Chowdhury is also a Population and Family Health Professor at Columbia University, making him the first Bangladeshi to hold a professorial position in an Ivy League university. He also served as the Senior Advisor and acting Managing Director for the Rockefeller Foundation and as a Research Fellow at Harvard University.

While serving as a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute and Eck Institute for Global Health from September 2023 to February 2024, Chowdhury will work to forge links between Notre Dame and Bangladeshi institutions, write policy papers on the function and sustainability of NGOs in the Global South, complete the English version of his BRAC memoir, and promote his latest book, 50 Years of Bangladesh: Advances in Health.

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