Prof. Shah Monir Hossain has Joined BTCRN as the Advisor
Prof. Shah Monir Hossain, former Director General, Directorate General of Health Services has joined with the Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) as the Advisor.
Prof. Hossain has 33 years experiences working in different positions of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He was retired from the Government services in 2010 as the Director General of Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, he also worked as the Additional Director General and Director, Medical Education and Health Manpower Development of the Directorate General of Health Services. Prof. Hossain also worked as the Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of different Medical Colleges, Government of Bangladesh.
In the field of Tobacco Control, he was involved in the research studies on Tobacco cessation within TB programmes: A ‘real world’ solution for countries with dual burden of disease; Communicable Disease-Health Service Delivery Research Program Consortium; and Children Learning about Second-hand Smoke: A pilot cluster randomized controlled trial as the Co-Principal Investigators. The studies were conducted in collaboration with the University of York, UK and ARK Foundation, Bangladesh. He was also involved in conducting a study on Reducing dietary related risks associated with Non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh as the Co-Principal Investigator.
After his retirement from the Government of Bangladesh, he worked with different national and international organizations including USAID, Johns Hopkins University, Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF, World Health Organization as Advisors/National Consultants. Currently, he is teaching at the Department of Public Health in North South University (NSU) and Institute of Public Health, Government of Bangladesh as the Visiting Professor.