Dr. Kibria, a licensed physician in Bangladesh, has over 12 years of experience in managing emergency health care, research and development projects in Asia and East Africa. He contributed to rebuilding health systems disrupted by man made and natural disasters in Myanmar, South Sudan and Sudan from 2007 to 2013.
Among his various roles, Dr. Kibria served as the country director of Sightsavers in Bangladesh (2013-2015); Country Health Director of Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) in Sudan (2009-2013); Senior Health Coordinator of Merlin in South Sudan (2008-2009); Project Health Coordinator of Merlin in Myanmar (2007-2008); and Research Physician of Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Cambodia (2007). Dr Kibria also adapted the WHO training module on ‘analyzing disrupted health system in countries in crisis’ and facilitated training for senior ministry of health staff in Sudan in collaboration with WHO-EMRO and WHO-Geneva in 2011.
Dr. Kibria holds a medical degree from Chittagong Medical College (2001) and a Masters in public health (MPH) from North South University, Bangladesh (2008), where he also taught a graduate-level epidemiology course as an adjunct faculty during January-May 2015.
Dr. Kibria joined the Forum’s Impact Lab as a research assistant in July 2015 and started his PhD in health policy in September 2015 under the supervision of Professor John Lavis. He will explore ways of making health policies evidence-based, inclusive and people-oriented.