The Global Health Network (TGHN) Bangladesh was officially launched following a signing ceremony between icddr,b and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on November 16th, 2023, at the Vice-chancellor conference room in BSMMU, Dhaka. The honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, opened the session with his inaugural speech. Pro-Vice chancellor research Professor Dr. Md. Moniruzzaman Khan; Respected deans of different faculties; and other academic council members were also present. From TGHN Asia, Dr. Aliya Naheed, lead of TGHN Asia and scientist, icddr,b, and other team members attended the event. The honorable VC, Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, expressed his support for the launch of TGHN Bangladesh and highlighted the importance of collaboration in addressing the health challenges faced by Bangladesh.

                                Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmad and Dr. Aliya Naheed signed and exchanged the agreement documents..                       

Dr. Naheed followed the VC's opening remarks with an overview and the goals of TGHN Bangladesh where she emphasized the importance of the agreement between icddr,b, and BSMMU in establishing TGHN Bangladesh and the potential benefits of the network for the Bangladeshi health research community.TGHN Bangladesh is a country-level hub of TGHN Asia, which will work to bring together researchers, clinicians, and public health professionals from across Bangladesh to collaborate with health research institutes. Activities will include developing training programs on health research and data science, supporting the development of research proposals, facilitating collaboration between researchers from Bangladesh and other countries, promoting the dissemination of research findings, organizing supported learning sessions, webinars, and workshops, etc.