Public Health Specialist Dr Nizam Uddin Ahmed has been elected as a member of the CSO Constituency Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI).
He will hold this position for the next three years from June 1, 2021. He is the Executive Director of the Shastho Shurokkha Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer of Synesis Health.
He also assists in the development of national public health issues, according to a press release.
Renowned public specialist Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed has been working in the national and international arena for the development of public health for more than 30 years.
He has been responsible for policy-making, programme management and coordination at the field level through harmonisation between government and non-government organisations and CSOs at the national and international level on child immunisation programmes, prevention of infant and maternal mortality, HIV / AIDS, adolescent health and nutrition and corona prevention and many more.
He is currently playing a key role in corona prevention by coordinating with government, non-government organisations and CSOs and collaborating with many public health organisations.
His appointment to the CSO Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI) will contribute to public health and vaccine development in Bangladesh and South Asia.
With the overall support of GAVI, the international organisation, The Vaccine Alliance, contributes to the vaccination of developing countries through a combination of government, non-government organisations and CSOs.
Dr Ahmed said, “I would like to thank and express my utmost gratitude to this international organisation for electing me as a member of the CSO Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI). I hope that by being included in this committee, I will try to contribute to the development of public health in Bangladesh and the coordination and ensuring of fair vaccination.”