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Bushra Alam, Senior Health Specialist on Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, World Bank, Bangladesh

Bushra Alam

Bushra Alam, has been leading the health sector program of the World Bank in Bangladesh since 2009. She has also led WB’s health program in Tamil Nadu.

Dr. Alam is a medical graduate with an MSc from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, along with an M.Phil. She has 25 years of experience working for the Government as well as several international organizations including UNFPA and DfID. 

At DfID, she provided support to the Urban Primary Health Care Project. She is involved in the World Bank’s analytical work on urban health titled “Health and Nutrition Outcomes and Determinants in Urban Bangladesh”. She spoke at various national and international conferences on urban health, including at ICUH 2015 on "Implications of Quality and Efficiency in Urban Health Care". She was a panelist at the International Conference on Urban Poverty 2016. She is actively involved in policy dialogues organized on urban health and contemporary issues.

Dr. Alam was involved with the design of two health sector programs in Bangladesh. She designed the UN-MNH (maternal and neonatal health program), implemented in Bangladesh jointly by three UN agencies. She also supported the finalization of the Joint-UN Maternal and Neonatal Health Program in the Philippines.

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