Bangladeshi doctor Professor Akhtar Hussain has been elected president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
The election was held at the IDF General Assembly in Busan, South Korea on December 2, according to a press release of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) yesterday.
Prof Akhtar is also the incumbent president of Diabetes Asia Study Group (DASG) and will take the global body’s office for two years from 2022, after the incumbent president of IDF Prof Andrew Boulton‘s tenure expires.
Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi doctor, Prof AK Azad Khan has been elected chairman of IDF’s South-east Asia region. Prof Khan is president of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh.