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Sharmina Rahman

Developing Midwives Project, James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sharmina Rahman

Sharmina Rahman, MBBS, Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management Systems (MHM)
Technical Expert, Developing Midwives Project, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University, Bangladesh

I was born on the 17th of August 1972. I completed Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management Systems (MHM) major in Public Health from Bangladesh. I obtained a certificate for facilitation skill on “Advocacy & Policy dialogue” - organized by International HIV & AIDS Alliance, Brighton, UK, 2014. An accomplished senior management professional with more than 15 years of experience in Health (Maternal & New-born Health, Family Planning, Midwifery, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, TB,HIV), Health System Strengthening, data-driven and results-based management, Budget management, Community Mobilization, Planning Monitoring & Evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research and familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming.

I gathered lost experience of working with Government of Bangladesh, DFID, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) BRAC University, HLSP-UK, Save The Children (Global Fund), Plan International, HIV/AIDS & STD Alliance Bangladesh.

Followings are my key achievements in the career path:

  • Working as Technical expert in Developing Midwives Project, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University to adhere to the International Confederation of Midwives standards and follow the government approved 3 year ‘diploma in midwifery’ program with a view to have parity in the future workforce. Providing support in national policy and advocacy to establish midwifery as a recognized autonomous profession in Bangladesh.
  • Worked as Technical expert in Health System Strengthening, DFID-MOHFW in National Tuberculosis Control Program- to support Ministry of Health and Family Affair (MOHFW) in data-driven and results-based management. Responsibility included for system development, develop M&E framework and data quality assurance tools. Providing support in Data collection; Data quality assurance and HMIS.
  • Worked as Technical expert- Health System Strengthening, DFID-MOHFW in Community Based Health Care (CBHC) program to provide support in improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, qualitative Primary Health Care services to the community people particularly to the poor, marginalized & vulnerable group of people.
  • Provided support in the area of community mobilization and engagement that been recognized by WHO as best practice.
  • Coordinated international Sexual Reproductive Health/HIV projects with multiple sources of funding (managed budget portfolios of maximum $20 million) including Europe Aid and Dutch foreign ministry Fund (BUZA).
  • Supported in Branding Link Up –Bangladesh (Dutch Foreign Ministry Funded Project) that is Better Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights for Young People Affected by HIV and to address GBV.
  • Worked with UNFPA Bangladesh Country Office to design an evidence-based adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence prevention project with an initial five year action plan.
  • In UNICEF Bangladesh developed Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) proposal, National guidelines, training manuals/modules, communication materials and initiated treatment facility of HIV positive mother and children in Government setup.
  • Provided support in establishing a continuum of care and support project for poor PLHA in resource limited setting.