Bangladeshi doctor made WHO representative in Maldives

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:46, May 03,2021 | Updated: 22:13, May 03,2021


Nazneen Anwar

Bangladeshi public health expert Nazneen Anwar has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organisation to the Maldives.

The expert with more than 35 years of professional experience was appointed on April 8, said a handout on Monday.

Nazneen Anwar presented her letter of credence to the foreign minister of the Maldives Abdulla Shahid on April 18.

She is the first Bangladeshi woman to be awarded this post by the organisation.

Apart from holding a Master’s degree in public health and a certificate in public health research at Harvard University, Nazneen Anwar has garnered more than 35 years of professional hands-on experience in multiple fields, including mental health, health policy, planning, and capacity development, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, vaccine-preventable diseases, disability prevention, health research, and development.

She has worked in different capacities for the WHO regional office for South-East Asia, WHO country office Bangladesh, and Ministry of Health, Government of Bangladesh.



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