American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) organized a full day workshop on “Bioethics and Global Public Health” in joint collaboration with American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN) on December 02, 2017. The workshop was held at the AIUB auditorium at Banani.
“Bioethics is the indispensable part of Global Public Health. i. e. nexus of all virtues and love of life,” Said, Prof. Darryl.
Beginning with the welcome speech, Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AIUB inaugurated the workshop and shared his valuable remarks for the success of the workshop. He also congratulated the students and faculties for being parts of MPH which was recently rated as “Excellent” by a very competent External Peer Review team consisting members from American University of Sovereign Nations, USA, one Professor from Dhaka School of Economics, and one Professor from NIPSOM. Followed by his remarks, Prof. Dr. Darryl R. J. Macer, President of American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN) was welcomed and introduced as a key trainer of the workshop. Prof. Dr. Tazul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, AIUB shared his valuable remarks for further success of the workshop learning even after the workshop in everyday lives. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Neaz, Advisor of MPH Program, AIUB added that Bioethics is very crucial to Public Health, and it will be an opportunity to all the participants to learn more values and ethical aspects to link in Public Health practices in their professional life.
Prof. Dr. Darryl delivered his training session on the topic of Bioethics and Global Public Health. He initiated a presentation with a question, what Bioethics means to the participants and facilitated the session with participatory approach. “Bioethics is the indispensable part of Global Public Health. i. e. nexus of all virtues,” Said, Prof. Darryl. He explained the different aspects of Bioethics and its linkages with everyday aspects of people, how culture and growing is affecting ethical practices, how to promote the bioethical practices on Global Public Health, etc. Similarly, some concerns were raised during the sessions such as Work with Empathy? or, Content? or, Action?, What could be the ethical practices which are based on value guided action? What could be our roles for enriching the Globe with justice? These concerns were further clarified by Prof. Dr. Neaz during his presentation following by Prof. Darryl. In addition, two more sessions by two PhD Fellows in AUSN were conducted in Ethical practices on PLHIV in Bangladesh and Ethics on Palliative Care in Bangladesh.
Finally, the workshop concluded with the participants’ reflections on the event followed by a certificate distribution ceremony. The MPH department gratefully acknowledges the generous support of AIUB management in making the program a grand success.