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Sojib Bin Zaman

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Sojib Bin Zaman

Sojib Bin Zaman, MBBS, MDS
Medical Officer, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
MPH Candidate, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

I am 28 years old and currently pursuing MPH at Charite: Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany as DAAD scholarship holder. I got my graduation, MBBS from a medical institute of Bangladesh “Dhaka Medical College” in 2010. Subsequently, I completed one year residential training in all the discipline of medicine, surgery and gynecology. I also took my post graduation in Masters in Development Studies (MDS) from the University of Dhaka.

I have concentrated on building my career in public health and have been working with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), a premier public health research institute in this region of the world. In nearly four years of my professional life, I worked in both urban slums and in rural areas, where I focused my attention on child and maternal health issues with a stated goal to achieve MGDs 4 & 5. Presently, I am implementing a DFATD funded project entitled “Interrupting pathways to the Maternal, Newborn and Early Childhood Sepsis Initiative (IPSI)” in two rural and hard-to-reach sub-districts of Bangladesh, in collaboration with Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and University of British Columbia (UBC).

As a physician, I also organized blood donation programme (2004-2011), free health service campaign (2011-2014) and voluntarily participated in many social events by raising fund during the national crisis moment like cyclone Sidr (2007), cyclone Aila (2009), coastal flooding (2007 and 2010), building collapse (Rana plaza tragedy 2013) and so on.

I believe, in order for me to become a better researcher and a more effective public health professional, I need to know and apply the theoretical aspects into what I do. I am hoping that studying the Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research organized by the GFMER would extend exactly that support to me.