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Malaria Burden and Control in Bangladesh and Prospects for Elimination: An Epidemiological and Economic Assessment

March 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rutgers Global Health Institute is hosting a guest faculty seminar at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, as part of its Viewpoints in Global Health Research: Guest Faculty Seminar Series.

This online seminar will be presented by:photo of Ubydul Haque

Ubydul Haque
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Malaria Burden and Control in Bangladesh and Prospects for Elimination: An Epidemiological and Economic Assessment
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites. In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million cases, and 627,000 malaria deaths were reported from all over the world. In Bangladesh, 13 of 64 administrative districts have endemic malaria transmission. The prevalence of total malaria, severe malaria, and malaria-associated mortality declined in Bangladesh due to increased prevention and control measures. Bangladesh achieved high insecticide-treated net coverage compared with other endemic countries and maintained a cost-effective malaria control program. Now, consistent financing is necessary to avoid resurgence and ensure elimination. Long-term financial commitment should not be tied to the reduced malaria burden in Bangladesh.

About the Presenter
As an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ubydul Haque commits to diversity, volunteering, teaching, and research. Haque completed his undergraduate degree at Khulna University in Bangladesh with a major in urban planning. He received a master’s degree in geodesy and geoinformatics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Ph.D. in public health from Nagasaki University in Japan. He also was a guest Ph.D. student in Norway for a year before moving to Johns Hopkins University for his postdoctoral fellowship.

His global health research has focused on infectious disease epidemiology in different transmission settings and the relationship between climate change and deadly landslides all over the globe. He has published 87 articles in peer-reviewed journals and secured more than $1.3 million USD in research grants for his two research projects. He has been a reviewer for 40 scientific journals.

Online via Zoom

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March 18, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Online via Zoom


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