Shamim Hayder Talukder, President of International Society of Urban Health; Founder and CEO of Eminence Associates for Social Development, Bangladesh
Shamim Hayder Talukder has been leading the non-government organization Eminence Associates for Social Development (www.eminence-bd.org) since it’s inception in August 2003. His experience and leadership place the organization to act as secretariat of four national civil society organizations named “Bangladesh Urban Health Network”, “Non-Communicable Diseases Forum”, “Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition” and “Global Citizen Forum for Sustainable Development Goals”. As a dynamic leader he extended his current position at global level as the President of the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH). Under his headship, Eminence recognized itself as an affiliated member of the several international association such as “International Diabetes Federation”, “World Heart Federation”, “Union for International Cancer Control”, “International Epidemiological Association”, and “Population and Sustainable Development Alliance” etc.
Academically Dr. Md. Talukder completed his medical graduation (MBBS) from Bangladesh followed by his Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) degree in International Community Health from Oslo University, Norway. Public health and clinical research are the key concern areas of his activities. He also has keen interest in implementing community-based program through different innovative ideas and approaches. Dr. Talukder is running a number of development related philosophical global campaigns on community business model for ensuring the utmost ethics in business for development. To ensure the global peace and enhancing the positive deviance of human relationships, no more five, the human basic needs should include ‘information technology’ as its sixth need and education should be the key independent indicator for measuring the human development and wealth quintiles.
Dr. Md. Talukder is implementing several integrated urban community based model such as ‘SHOSTI’ (Securing Health Through Safe Treatment and Other Interventions) for health services, ‘SSD’ (School for Sustainable Development) for building technical and vocational capacity of the professionals including general education for underprivileged children by cross financing and sponsorship model. He initiated an urban community based surveillance system using mobile and Internet technology as well as geographical information System (GIS) for mapping urban expanses of Bangladesh.
Dr. Md. Shamim Talukder is highly professional in accommodating any innovative ideas for partnerships, sharing the organizational platform for any research and program. He always encourages the involvement for student, volunteer, donor, academician, journalist and political leader to add value on the global development arena.
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