Moazzem Hossain

Prof. Dr. Moazzem Hossain

Prof. of MicrobiologyDirector (Disease Control), CDC

Prof. Dr. Moazzem Hossain is the Director of Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the People's of Bangladesh. He has worked at DGHS on control of various communicable diseases including Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for 11 years and has been involved with planning, project development, program management, research, and as a liaison with NGOs and donors. Professor Hossain is also a professor of Medical Microbiology and WHO fellow in Immunology, Vaccinology & Biotechnology. Prior to his work at DGHS, he worked for 17 years in both undergraduate medical school & post-graduate medical research institutes in Bangladesh and served as an engaged teacher to both undergraduate & post-graduate medical students. He was also a visiting professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan and worked for environmental changes and infectious diseases in tropical Asia. Professor Hossain also has five years experience serving in rural public health services in Bangladesh. As a member of the Regional Program Review Group (RPRG) for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in South East Asia Region, his dedication to mitigating the disease led to the founding of the first and only Filaria Hosiptal in existence. Professor Hossain is also the founder of the NGO, “Institute of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of Bangladesh (IACIB).”