Bangladesh Institute of Health Science (BIHS)
Bangladesh Diabetic Somity (BADAS) has gained international reputation for its diabetes health care model termed as Ibrahim Model. It has also emerged as a major general health care provider all over Bangladesh. BADAS is contributing, to a large extent, in both undergraduate and postgraduate manpower development in Bangladesh through formal and informal educational and training programs. Its widely known institute BIRDEM is now offering 14 Postgraduate Courses/Diplomas in basic to clinical disciplines and it has also become a leading research institute in biomedical sciences with recognition by WHO as the Regional Collaborating Centre on Research in the Prevention and Control of Diabetes. Ibrahim Medical College (IMC), attached to BIRDEM Hospital, has already emerged as a leading college in the country for providing graduate medical education.
The efforts of DAB have recently made a quantum jump through the initiation of a large scale project for general health care delivery (the Health Care Development Project, HCDP) supported by the Govt of Bangladesh, Dutch Govt and a Consortium of local Banks. The overall goal of this organization is to provide quality indoor & outdoor patient care and diagnostic services at a reasonable cost. To extend Diabetes & General health care service to different areas inside & out side Dhaka, this organization presently successfully running eight Health Care Centres and two Hospitals. The Apex institute of HCDP, BIHS General Hospital is situated in Darus Salam, Mirpur-1 and the UHC Centres are situated in Savar, Gulshan, Uttara, Mohammadpur, Bashabo, Jurain, Keranigong & Tongi.
Journey starts with Public Health
The journey of BIHS for developing postgraduate health manpower is starting with its MPhil and MPH programs in Public Health. This is in recognition of the great need of qualified and trained manpower in this area all over the world. At the start courses will be opened in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Community Nutrition, Health Education & Health Promotion and Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD). In near future courses will also be opened in other disciplines like Preventive & Social Medicine, Health Informatics, Health Economics, Community Ophthalmology and Pubic Health Dentistry.
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