Monzur is a public health professional with 12 years of professional experience. As a Senior Programme Manager at BRAC, he has led several large-scale projects involving COVID-19 response, maternal and child health, and digitalization of training for community health workers (CHWs). Monzur represents Bangladesh on global platforms such as ParisWHO, Global Leadership Forum and HPAIR Harvard Conference. Monzur completed graduation from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Global Health at Emory University.
Community health workers need to adapt to new platforms to effectively minimise the spread of COVID-19. App-based training could be key to rapidly equip them with necessary training during lockdowns and social distancing.
According to Small Business Association, nearly one-third of all new businesses crash and burn within the first two years. The number one culprit is the lack of business acumen and market insight. The cycle continues when many become afraid to start their own ventures, after seeing so many fail around them.
Asma Jannat and Munni Aktar, two classmates from Cox’s Bazaar, had to drop out of school when they were in class 8. Their families could no longer afford to keep them in school. What they faced later is a story that is all too common in South Asia - the pressure to get married.