Aminur Rahman, MD, MME, PhD – Bangladesh

Dr. Aminur Rahman is a renowned child drowning prevention expert nationally and internationally. Currently he has been working as Director, International Drowning Research Centre-Bangladesh (IDRC-B)  which is part of the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB).

After graduating in medicine from Dhaka University in 1986, Dr. Rahman completed his Diploma in Community Medicine in 1991 from Dhaka University. He completed Masters in Medical Education in 1997 from Dundee University, UK. In 2010 he completed his PhD from Public Health Science Department of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

He has developed and implemented childhood drowning prevention program for rural Bangladesh as his PhD work. Dr. Rahman was the co-principal investigator of the ground breaking research “Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey” which identified that drowning is the leading killer of children under 18 after infancy. He was also the co-principal investigator of the largest community based quasi-experimental study “PRESICE: Prevention of Child Injuries through Social-intervention and Education”. At the moment he is engaged in various child drowning prevention research activities. He has published about 70 articles in peer reviewed journals. He co-authored “World Report on Child Injury Prevention” (WHO, UNICEF 2008) and “Drowning – Prevention, Rescue, treatment (2nd Ed, 2014)” and was one of the editors of the “Global Report on Drowning – preventing a leading killer” (WHO, 2014). He is also a reviewer of number of reputed peer reviewed journals. Dr. Rahman is a member of the Drowning Research Committee of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS).

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