Mushtaque Chowdhury | The Daily Star
  • Mushtaque Chowdhury

  • Don’t let a ‘good crisis’ go to waste

    The year 2020 was like no other in recent history. It saw, in the words of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom, a “once-in-a-century health crisis”, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to rage across the world.
  • World Population Day 2020: Stalled progress, Covid-19 and the road to SDG

    In 1989, the United Nations decided to observe July 11 as World Population Day every year in the wake of the world population reaching five billion.
  • Coronavirus Test

    More money, thanks. But what’s next?

    Never in the history of budget placement in this country has there been so much of excitement and interest.
  • Covid-19 silver lining: Prime Minister’s Suborna Sheba for all?

    The coronavirus rage is showing early signs of slowdown in most parts of Europe and South East Asia. Strict regimes of social distancing are being eased with reopening of schools and selected businesses, not without controversy though. But it is still advancing in the rest of the world and until an effective vaccine is universally available, it remains a threat to us all.
  • Covid-19 and the missing data conundrum

    The recent outbreak of Covid-19 is unprecedented. Given the novelty and the rapidly evolving contexts, data gathered from the field is the only path to attaining the true picture of the disease’s progress.