DEPARTMENT OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Department of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) is one of the departments under the faculty of Public Health in BUHS which was established under BIHS in 2007. Formally the department was running under the guidance of scientist and founder Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Prof (Dr.) MSA Mansur Ahmed. From 2015 Department of Noncommunicable Diseases is a separate entity under the leadership of Prof Liaquat Ali, Vice Chancellor, BUHS.
At present, under this department one postgraduate program (MPH in Noncommunicable Diseases) is ongoing and MPH in Diabetology is supposed to launch hereafter. Initially this department started its journey under BIHS with two programs namely 1 year Master of Public Health in Noncommunicable Diseases and 2-years Master of Philosophy in Noncommunicable Diseases with the affiliation of University of Dhaka from 2007 to 2009 with the support of University of Oslo, Norway. From July 2010 to July 2012 session same programs were offered with the affiliation of BSMMU under this department with the same facility support. At present this department is involved with four types of activities, namely Academic/ teaching, Research, Training and Short Courses. This department is most renowned in this university due to its competent teaching and various research activities with the support of different funding organization including Directorate General of Health Services, Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC), Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Center for Communication Program (BCCP).
Many national and international (India, Nepal and Pakistan) students completed their MPH and MPhil degree successfully from this department. Now graduate from this department are working in various reputed national and international organizations, including WHO and ICDDR,B.
The Department of NCD of BUHS is ready to welcome all the national and international students for building up their glorious carrier in Public Health.