Monir Moniruzzaman Selected for WHO Task Force

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Monir Moniruzzaman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been selected by the World Health Organization to serve on the Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues.

As a member of the Task Force, Moniruzzaman will advise and assist the Word Health Organization in developing a sustainable transplant system in order to combat organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

Moniruzzaman’s specific task force includes 31 members from various countries, including experts in medicine, surgery, ethics, law, patients’ rights, public administration, and health systems.

Moniruzzaman was chosen for the task force because of his longstanding and renowned research on organ trafficking in Bangladesh.

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