Director, RCH Department

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Halim

Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Halim currently holds the position of Director at the Reproductive & Child Health Unit of CIPRB. With an extensive professional background spanning over thirty years, he has gained diverse exposure in reproductive health, encompassing clinical, programmatic, and research aspects. His broad expertise extends to the design, implementation, supervision, monitoring, and evaluation of integrated healthcare and population programs. Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim possesses specialized knowledge in areas such as Safe Motherhood, Sexual and Reproductive Health, including skilled attendance, Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC), Family Planning, and management of Reproductive Tract Infections (RTI), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and HIV/AIDS. His proficiency extends to public health, policy and strategy development, planning, financing, and he boasts a substantial background in training health professionals and other service providers. Professor Dr. MA Halim obtained a PhD from Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine, Japan, an MPH from Karolinska Institute, Sweden, FCPS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (clinical degree) from BCPS, Dhaka, Bangladesh, an MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (clinical & research) from IPGM&R, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and an MBBS in Medical Science.

Research field of Interest: Maternal and neonatal Health, Reproductive health

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1.    Director, RCH, CIPRB (2010 to continue) 
2.    As Technical staff of WHO Bangladesh: 
       i)     National Consultant – Skilled Birth Attendant Training Coordination, [Nov 02- Dec 05] 
       ii)     National Professional Officer [Making Pregnancy Safer] at NOC level [Jan 06-Jun 07] performed are as follows: 

3.    As OGSB Consultant or Free-lance Consultant 
4.    As an Academician, Clinician or Health Manger 

Maternal and neonatal Health, Reproductive health

  1. M A Halim, Maheen Hamid, and Satyawati Hanna, Skilled Birth Attendance: Review of Evidences in Bangladesh, WHO BAN Publication 2004
  2. Halim-A; Kanayama-N; el-Maradny-E; Maehara-K; Bhuiyan-AB; Terao-T. Correlated plasma elastase and sera cytotoxicity in eclampsia: a possible role of endothelin-1 induced neutrophil activation in preeclampsia-eclampsia. Am-J-Hypertension. 1996 Jan; 9(1); 33-8
  3. Halim-A; Kanayama-N; el-Maradny-E; Maehara-K; Takahashi-A; Nosaka-K; Fukuo-S; Amayama-A; Kobayashi-T; Terao-T. Immunohistological study in cases of HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Gynecol-Obstet-Invest. 1996; 41(2): 106-12

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