Key organisations in the Bangladesh Anthrax Project

The key organisations involved in this project are the Institute of Public Health Nutrition and the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research within the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry for Family Health and Welfare, and the Department of Livestock Services under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. There is also active involvement from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (Bangladesh), Shahid Shourawardy Medical College and the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.


People involved in the study

Principal Investigator

Dr Mir Mobarak Hossain   Deputy Program Manager       Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Dhaka


Dr Md Munir    Senior Scientific Officer    Institute of Epidemiology and Disease Control Research, Dhaka
Dr Dilip Ghosh   Upazilla Livestock Officer   Department of Livestock Services, Dhaka
Dr Abdul Masud Nurul Karim   Assistant Professor   Shahid Shourawardy Medical College, Dhaka 
Dr Md Ahasanul Hoque    Professor & Epidemiologist   Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
Dr Md Ruhul Furkan Siddique   Assistant Director   Directorate General Health Services, Dhaka

Project Facilitators

Prof Mahmudur Rahman   Director   IEDCR & National Influenza Centre (NIC), Dhaka
Prof Nitish Debnath   National Consultant   Food and Agriculture Organisation, Dhaka


Dr Abu Hannan    Upazilla Livestock Officer   Department of Livestock Services, Dhaka
Dr Ahmed Nawsher Alam    Virologist    Institute of Public Health, Dhaka
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Taslim   Assistant Chief   Directorate General of Drug Administration, Dhaka
Dr Enayet Hossain       Livestock Research Institute, Dhaka
Dr Md Hedayatullah   Veterinary Surgeon   Upazilla Livestock Office, Moulvibazar
Dr Md Aziul Islam   Upazilla Livestock Officer   Department of Livestock Services, Dhaka
Dr Md Shahid Atahar Hossain   Upazilla Livestock Officer   Central Veterinary Hospital, Dhaka
Dr Abul Kalam   Senior Scientific Officer   Livestock Research Institute, Dhaka

Project Mentors

Dr Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe   Consultant Medical Epidemiologist   Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
Dr Joanna McKenzie   Consultant Epidemiologist   Epicentre,Massey University

Project Activity Coordinator

Dr Joanna McKenzie   Consultant Epidemiologist   EpiCentre, Massey University