Bangladeshi public health expert Dr. Nazneen Anwar has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organisation to the Maldives. She is the first Bangladeshi woman to be awarded this post by the World Health Organization.
Dr. Nazneen Anwar was nominated to represent the WHO in the Maldives on April 8, 2021. In addition to the postgraduate degree in public health and a certificate in public health research by Harvard University. Dr. Nazneen Anwar has more than 35 years of professional experience in public health.
Apart from this, Dr. Naznnen Anwar has professional experiences that include mental health, health policy, planning and capacity development, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, vaccine preventable diseases, disability prevention, health research, and development, etc. She has worked successfully in different capacities for the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Southeast Asia, WHO Country Office in Bangladesh, and the Ministry of Health government of Bangladesh.