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Muhammad Ruhul Quddus

Muhammad Ruhul Quddus is the Bangladesh Country Lead for our Cardiovascular Health and Drowning Prevention program. He provides strategic and technical support to partners advocating for the elimination of industrially produced trans-fat from Bangladesh’s food supply as well as the adoption and expansion of a national drowning prevention program. Prior to joining the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, Ruhul Quddus worked for the Bangladesh Civil Service for more than three decades. During stints with the Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Labour and Employment, he helped to draft policies on water and labour issues. As joint secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and coordinator of the government’s National Tobacco Control Cell, he coordinated governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control activities to reduce tobacco use. His responsibilities as an additional secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare included, among others, drafting laws, rules and policies relating to health.He holds an MA in History from the University of Rajshahi, an MPA in International Economic Relations from the University of Dhaka and an MPH in Health Management and Development from the North South University in Bangladesh. He also did his first LLB in Bangladeshi Laws from the National University in Bangladesh, and second LLB in British Laws from the University of London in United Kingdom.