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Jena Derakhshani Hamadani

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Dr. Jena Derakhshani Hamadani graduated from Rajshahi Medical College in 1983 and completed her Diploma in Child Health with distinction in 1996. In 2004 she received her Ph.D. in child development from the Institute of Child Health at the University College London. She is currently a scientist at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) and is Head of its Child Development Unit. Hamadani won the first position of Bangla speech competition for the foreign nationals in Bangladesh in 2006. She has conducted several projects on child development in Bangladesh and has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted free medical camps for poor patients in disaster areas and emote villages. She also worked voluntarily at a free clinic of the Rotary Club in Dhaka and was awarded by the then President of the Country in 1986.