BRAC Vice-Chair Dr Mushataque Chowdhury has been elected as the new chair of the Asia-Pacific Alliance for Human Resources for Health (AAAH) for 2017-2018.
The announcement was made at the ninth conference of the alliance in Colombo recently, said a BRAC press release yesterday.
A professor at Columbia University in USA, Dr Chowdhury is the first Bangladeshi to hold this position.
AAAH is a response to international recognition of the need for global and regional action to strengthen country planning and action on health workforce system. Established in 2005, it has 17 members including Bangladesh.