DR. KAOSAR AFSANA, Director, BRAC Health Programme, James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

Prof Dr. Kaosar Afsana is Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Programme at BRAC in Bangladesh. She has been with BRAC since 1992. She is a faculty member at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and an MD with MPH from Harvard University, USA and PhD from Edith Cowan University, Australia. Her portfolio within BRAC covers a wider spectrum of health, nutrition and population sectors reaching 120 million people through community reach. She plays a critical role in policy-making/planning and programme design/implementation, particularly in reproductive and sexual health, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition and m-Health at organization, national and global levels. Prof Afsana authored two books, is published widely, and has been awarded with many prestigious awards. She represents BRAC as a member of various national and international bodies.