Prof. Begum Rowshan Ara

Prof Begum Rowshan Ara, presently the Professor and Head of Reproductive and Child Health in the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), is a leading Public health specialist in the country with particular expertise in Reproductive and Child Health (RCH). She has a strong academic and public health background with tertiary level of education in public health from home and abroad. She has awarded full scholarship from AusAID of the Australian Government for a Master degree course. She also awarded full scholarship from the Government of Netherlands for attending a short term training course in the University of Philippines. She has been awarded a fellowship of SIDA International Training Program. 

She has a long clinical and teaching experience in various public institute of Bangladesh and she has also provided consultancy services in a number of important organizations including JPGSPH, BRAC University, WHO and CARE. Prior to joining at BUHS, Prof Rowshan had served under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the MOH&FW, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in different capacities. She had also worked with UNFPA as a full time consultant and has contributed to develop training and guidelines/manuals at national level and had working relationships with various national & international NGOs including ICDDR,B, BBF. She is an enlisted guest speaker of BPATC (Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre) for foundation training of BCS officers and Advanced Training for Administrative Cadres.
Prof Rowshan has successfully completed number of research projects as Principal Investigator in collaboration with international and national organizations. She is managing a project as team leader funded by World Diabetes Foundation (WDF). Moreover, so far she has supervised fifteen MPH/M-Phil student’s research. She has ten full scientific publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She has also participated in several national and international public health training, workshops, seminars and conferences and presented 12 scientific papers. She has participated in Southeast Asian and All India Public Health Congress as an invited speaker in a plenary session organized by WHO. She is associated with various national levels professional organizations and communities (mostly related to mother and child health and nutrition).

Visiting & Mailing Address

Department of Reproductive Child Health
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
Room No: 0000, 125/1, Darus Salam
Mirpur-1,Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Phone: [880] 2-8055312, 9010654
Fax: [880] 2-8055312


Visiting Hours: 10AM - 4PM

Head of the Department

Prof. Begum Rowshan Ara
Contact No: [880]-2-8035501, Ext. 1321
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faculty Members

Honorary/Adjunct Faculties

Adjunct Professor
Dr. Mahbubur Rahman
Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Iqbal Kabir
Dr Rukhsana Haider

Full-Time Faculties

Prof. Begum Rowshan Ara
Assistant Professor
Dr. Nasreen Nahar

Dr. Rabeya Sultana

Part-Time Faculties

Prof. (Dr) Syeda Afroza
Dr. Afroza Begum
Dr. Fariha Haseen