Sabina Faiz Rashid

Sabina Faiz Rashid

Dean, School of Public Health, BRAC University

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Sabina Faiz Rashid is a researcher and advocate, specializing in gender, sexual and reproductive health, sexuality, poverty and the rights of marginalised populations in Bangladesh. She started her career as a researcher with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) and in 2004 joined the James P Grant School of Public Health, at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she has been dean since 2013. She helped establish the Centre of Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the school and, in 2013, co-founded the Centre on Urban Equity and Health, which generates research to influence policy and build awareness on urban issues.

Dr. Rashid is a member of several international and national organizations including the Coalition for Bodily and Sexual Rights (since 2007), and the Academic Advisory Group of Sexuality and Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK (since 2010). She has been serving as an International member of the WHO Secretariat - Health Systems and Policy Analysis, World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland from 2014 and was also invited the same year to become an Advisory Member on the annual Abortion Panels –IUSSP, organized by the Guttmacher Institute, New York. She is also a member of the National Working Group - Bangladesh Health Watch, a multi-stakeholder civil society advocacy and monitoring network established in 2009 and dedicated to improving the health system in Bangladesh.

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