Dr. Bushra Binte Alam is currently working as the Senior Health Specialist for the Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank. She leads the Health and Gender Support Project supporting the Bangladesh government for the Displaced Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar. Dr. Bushra co-leads the implementation of one of the largest health sector programs in Bangladesh besides providing cross support to the Social Protection Program. Alongside, she also provides her expertise to other health projects across different countries such as India, South Sudan, and Sri Lanka.
She has more than 30 years of experience of leading project management, implementation and policy dialogue with governments and partners. Her work spans a wide range of themes, including maternal and child health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases, health service delivery, systems development, and emergency response services.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Bushra worked for the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities and in various international organizations including the UNFPA and DFID. She co-authored the "Bangladesh Health System Review: Health Systems in Transition (HiT)," in 2015, profiling the country's systems and policy initiatives. Dr Bushra has represented the World Bank as a speaker and participant at numerous national and international forums.
Dr. Bushra is a medical graduate with post-graduate degree in Virology, from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an M.Phil in Preventive and Social Medicine.