The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships: Information Tailored for Bangladeshi Doctors

The Swedish government has announced the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for this year. In short, Bangladesh is in category 1 where total of 100 scholarships will be given. (Note that there are 18 countries including Bangladesh in this category). Details about this scholarship can be found in the following link: To aid applicants about... Continue Reading →


Public Health Pyramid

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Tom Frienden has recently published a special article in The New England journal of medicine entitled "The future of public health". In that article, he discussed about the public health pyramid. Public health pyramid consists of five levels as described in figure 1. At the bottom... Continue Reading →

My beautiful wife at Karolinska Global Masters Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015

Every year Karolinska Institute offers small number of scholarships for its various Global Masters Programs. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the deserving applicants which covers the university tuition fee. In the year 2015, 8 scholars were awarded out of 350 applicants with this prestigious award in 6 different masters programs at KI. My beautiful wife,... Continue Reading →

Was John Snow lucky?

John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, is a well-known figure to the public health practitioners, epidemiologists and students. In mid-19th Century he discovered that Cholera was caused by contaminated water. Shortly put, the story behind that discovery was - in 1854 there was a cholera outbreak in Broad Street area, London. Around 600 people died... Continue Reading →

The Art of Academic Essay Writing

Essay writings are a dime  and a dozen in  grad-students' lives. Almost in every course students have to submit a piece of essay as a part of their assignment. Specially writing thesis is a mandatory part of any graduate program. Still many of us don't know how to write a good essay; how to make... Continue Reading →

Use of antibiotics during infancy and risk of developing childhood obesity

Childhood overweight and obesity is becoming a major public health concern worldwide. An estimated 43 million pre-school children would develop overweight and obesity – a report from 2010 says. Alongside the developed countries, the prevalence of childhood obesity is alarmingly increasing in developing countries. Childhood obesity tends to be continued in adulthood and increases the... Continue Reading →

Self-Harm In Young People: Time For Action

Self-harm in young people is emerging as a major public health problem all over the world. Self-injury and/or self-poisoning regardless the motivation or intention is considered as self-harm. Most of the time self-harm is an expression of underlying mental health problem of an individual. Usually people from 10 years to 24 years are considered as... Continue Reading →

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