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.


Visiting & Mailing Address

Department of Noncommunicable Diseases
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
Room No: H-9, 125/1, Darus Salam
Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Phone: [880] 2-8055312, 9010654, Ext: 1332
Fax: [880] 2-8055312


Visiting Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

Head of the Department

Dr. Mithila Faruque

Head, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases

Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)

125/1, Darus Salam, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216


Telephone: 8035501-6,Ext: 1332

Mobile No:+880 1673637393


Visiting Hours: 10.00 AM-5.00 PM

Faculty Members

Honorary Advisor

Prof AK Azad Khan
Prof Hajera Mahtab

Asso. Prof. SM Saidur Rahman Mashreky

Head of the Dept
Dr Mithila Faruque
Visiting Professor
Professor Akhtar Hussain (Norway)
Professor Graham Hitman (UK)
Professor Abdul Basit (Pakistan)
Professor Anup Mishra (India)
Professor Ali Ahmed (USA)
Professor Bhatta Rai (Nepal)
Honorary Professor
Professor Zafar Ahmed Latif (BIRDEM)
Professor Faruq Pathan (BIRDEM)
Professor Tofail Ahmed (BIRDEM)
Adjunct Professor
Dr. M Mostafa Zaman
National Professional Officer for NCD in WHO Bangladesh
Full-time Faculties
Assistant Professor

Dr Mithila Faruque

Palash Chandra Banik

Sr Lecturer
Sharmin Sultana
Guest Faculties
Dr Firoz Amin
Associate Professor
Dept of Endocrinology & Diabetology, BIRDEM
Dr SM Ashrafuzzaman
Associate Professor
Dept of Endocrinology & Diabetology, BIRDEM
Dr Sultana Marufa Shefin
Junior Consultant
Dept of Endocrinology & Diabetology, BIRDEM
Dr Tareen Ahmed
Deputy Director
Health Education Dept, BIRDEM
Prof Kamal.U.A.Chowdhury
Dept. of Clinical Psychology
Dhaka University
Prof Sohel Reza Choudhury
Head, Dept. of Epidemiology & Research
National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute
Prof Anisur Rahman
Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, NIPSOM
Nahid Akhter Jahan
Associate Professor
Institute of Health Economics
University of Dhaka
Dr. Quamrun Nahar
Associate Professor James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
Dr. Zahidur Rahman
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Public Health & Hospital administration, NIPSOM
Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan
National Consultant
Dr. Talat Islam
Associate Professor Epidemiology, Asian University for Women
Visiting Professor
Prof Sk Akhter Ahmed
Prof MSA Mansur Ahmed
Prof Abdul Khaleque Akhand
Dr Asirul Hoque
Prof Fazlur Rahman
Dr Nazrul Haider
Dr Pradip Kumar Sen Gupta
Dr Shahnaz Chowdhury
Dr Mahmuda Anasari

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