Over The Counter Drugs/Medicines (OTC Drugs)
Topics for this course
Over-the-Counter Drugs/Medicines (OTC Drugs)
It means the medicines/drugs which can be dispensed from a pharmacy by a pharmacist without a valid prescription.
Over-the-Counter (OTP) Medicines/Drugs of Bangladesh
About the instructor
প্রিন্সিপ্যাল টেকনিক্যাল এডভাইজার, বিএইচবি, এমএইচএস
DR. MD. IFTAKHAR HASSAN KHAN MBBS, MPH, FCGP, CCD Contact Address: Flat #2B, House # 54, Road # 11, Sector # 6, Uttara, Dhaka-1230. Contact Telephone No.: (M) +880-1714033013, +880-1948522337, (Res) +880-2-8931118. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Skype: mihkhan1966 Father’s Name: Dr. Altaf Hossain Khan. Date of Birth: 31 December, 1966. Marital Status: Married. BMDC Registration No.: A 20199. Nationality: Bangladeshi by birth. Permanent Address: ‘Jumanah’, Flat # 2B, House # 54, Road # 11, Sector # 6, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230. Expertise: 1. Coordinating and technical assistance to health program. 2. Capacity building, BCC material development. 3. AFP, EPI Diseases (measles, NT) and AEFI Surveillance. 4. Managerial Job. 5. Supervision & Monitoring. 6. Designing and implementing community healthcare program/project. 7. Advocacy. 8. Facilitating Training and Workshop. 9. Quality assurance of health program. 10. Evaluating quality of ESP services. 11. Developing research proposal. 12. Financial management. 13. Designing research project. 14. Preparing report related to research, proceedings, meeting etc. 15. Analyzing data by computer using SPSS software. 16. Presenting research findings before audience. 17. Teaching community medicine. 18. Diagnosing disease(s) and treating patient(s). 19. Excellent command over Bangla & English (Good score in TOEFL & GRE). 20. Using latest MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel & PowerPoint). 21. Family Medicine & Diabetes. Academic Background: Sl. No. Degree Univ/Board School/lCollege Graduation Year Result 1 CCD (Certificate Course in Diabetology) Diabetic Association of Bangladesh Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS)/BIRDEM 2010 Passed 2 FCGP (Fellow of College of General Practitioners) Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Association Bangladesh College of General Practitioners (BCGP), Dhaka 2009 Passed 3 MPH University of South Carolina, SC, USA School of Public Health (one of the accredited schools of public health in USA) 1995 GPA: 3.52 (in 4.0 scale) 4 MBBS University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Mymensingh Medical College 1990 Passed Regularly 5 HSC Dhaka Board Government Titumir College, Dhaka 1983 First Division 6 SSC Dhaka Board SM Model Govt. High School, Gopalganj 1981 First Division Academic Awards: (1) Graduate Assistantship during the period of MPH program. (2) Scholarship from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare during the period of MBBS course. Details of Work-Experience: (1) 13 Sep 2018 to Present: Institution: Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Designation: Principal Technical Advisor (Regulation & Accreditation) Duties: Implement MOHFW-approved standards of Model Pharmacy and Model Medicine shops in different areas of Bangladesh. Arrange and facilitate advocacy meetings and workshops. Arrange, manage and facilitate TOT and Training of medicine dispensers. Lead Asset Management System (AMS) of four District General Hospitals and five Upazila Health Complexes (UHCs). Mange 22 procured Technical Assistances (TAs) for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW, TA to 4th HPNSP). The value of this project is USD 4.5 million. Supervise subordinates. Present Better Health in Bangladesh project in different fora. Contribute in project work-plan, monitoring and budget preparation. Lead quarterly and annual reporting to the donor, UKaid. Lead procurement of goods, firms, and consultants. Liaison with DGDA, PCB, BCDS, BAPI, DGHS, DGFP etc. Manage COVID-19 response for DGHS of worth USD 3 million value. (2) 03 March 2018 to 30 June 2018: Institution: Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Designation: Immunization Coordinator Duties: Support routine immunization and special vaccination campaigns meant for the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) i.e. Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar district. Work closely with UH&FPO, WHO and UNICEF on Rohingya vaccination issues. (3) 01 November 2015 to 31 December 2017: Institution: Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Designation: Acting Project Director cum Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Duties: Contribute in Bangladesh Pharmacy Model Initiative (BPMI)/Accredited Drug Seller (ADS) project supported by JDTAF (UKaid) in designing to reform retail pharmacy sector in Bangladesh in terms of developing standards for pharmacies, drafting rules/regulations for piloting, mapping retail pharmacies in seven districts & one thana of Dhaka City, and developing strategies for training, incentive, technology, consumer advocacy & marketing, and inspection & monitoring for piloting. Work closely with Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) and Bangladesh Chemist and Druggist Samity (BCDS). Organize high level meetings/workshop/training in MoHFW, DGDA, PCB, BAPI including national level workshop/meetings. Lead the baseline assessment of SMC’s Blue Star drug outlets, sensitization meeting and training of 71 C-grade pharmacists in order to upgrade their skills and premises status. Also lead the periodic administrative and financial reporting of SMC-MSH Collaboration Project. (4) 1 February 2015 to 30 Oct 2015: Institution: KC Hospital & Diagnostic Centre, Dhaka Designation: Consultant Duties: Support immunization, medical check-up, family medicine and diabetes unit. (5) 20 January 2013 to 19 January 2015: Institution: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Designation: Project Manager, Large Scale Food Fortification Program, Bangladesh Duties: Design the project titled ‘Fortification of Edible Oil in Bangladesh Phase-II’, write and submit TAPP (Technical Assistance Project Proposal) to Ministry of Industries (MoI) and Cooperation Agreement (CA) and Project Document (ProDoc) to External Resource Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance (MoF), provide technical support and maintain liaison with MoI, Bangladesh, arrange/manage workshop/high profile meeting, handle financial matter, contribute in passing mandatory edible oil fortification law, update and coordinate with GAIN Head Quarter regularly about project designing phase, liaison with Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) of DGHS and UNICEF, and support other project staff at MoI,.Manage this Phase II project and support Universal Salt Iodization Program, Bangladesh. Contribute in concept note/project proposal writing for donor funding. Assist policy advocacy in passing mandatory oil fortification law. (6) 01 December 2011 to 31 August 2012: Institution: Plan International-Bangladesh Designation: Advisor-CMHP (Community Managed Health Program) Duties: Provide technical leadership and support to Plan BD’s community managed health program and projects like maintain quality, reaching strategic objectives, support evaluation and operations research, coordinate health interventions like Community Clinic, ARH, MNCH and Nutrition. Maintain national level liaison and do advocacy. Arrange and facilitate workshop and dissemination event. Write concept note and project proposal. Do networking with GoB, INGOs and NNGOs. Identify and plan yearly activities and estimate budget. Support in developing IEC/BCC materials. Contribute in MoHFW agenda. Arrange and participate in Round Table Meeting. Participate in GO-NGO-DP arranged meeting, seminar, workshop and training. Supervise a number of specialists. (7) 05 December 2006 to 30 November 2011: Institution: World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) Designation: National Coordinator –Health (HIV/MCH) Duties: Coordinate different health activities of area offices [65 Area Development Programs (ADPs) & 5 HIV-AIDS special projects]. Develop health strategy. Provide input while developing project proposal, preparing TOR to conduct survey, preparing reports for baseline survey, mid-term evaluation and phase-end evaluation, and developing BCC materials in the field of HIV and AIDS. Provide support how to address transgenders, residence-based sex workers, transport workers, factory workers floating sex workers, and drug users in order to reduce the vulnerability of High-Risk Behavior (HRB) groups to HIV-AIDS and STIs. Provide support to projects how to serve the needs of VCT and STI patients. Facilitate in designing ADPs 5-year health activity programming and mainstreaming HIV-AIDS and STI interventions. Provide technical assistance in the field of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH), Nutrition (when needed), Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and Disability. Networking with GoB/NGOs. Have introduced and implemented IMCI approach particularly Community-IMCI in WVB. Designed Child Health Improvement Project (CHIP) and acted as Project Manager of CHIP including technical and managerial support to CHIP baseline survey using novel mobile technology. Write project proposal and facilitate its implementation. Develop capacity of WVB staff. Develop BCC materials of Community-IMCI. Develop Program Implementation guidelines (PIG) of Community-IMCI and HIV-AIDS interventions. Design and establish Community-based Monitoring System of Community-IMCI. Provide input to the national Monitoring & Evaluation Reports of HIV-AIDS Special Projects and MCHN. Facilitate training and workshop. Support operations research. Arrange and facilitate coordination meetings. Provide assistance in safe blood transfusion awareness campaign like BCC Program, organize blood donation camp and observe World Blood Transfusion Day. (8) 02 June 2002 to 02 December 2006: Institution: World Health Organization (WHO) Designation: Surveillance Medical Officer Duties: Overall management of Polio Eradication Program in Naogaon & Joypurhat/Nawabganj/Dinajpur districts. The other areas of activities include AFP, EPI Diseases (Measles & NT) & AEFI Surveillance, monitoring, evaluating & supporting Routine EPI, conduct training for different focal groups, presentation of NIDs findings (national & local), advocacy in DDCC & UDCC forums, press briefing, deliver speech in different meetings, coordinate GoB & NGOs officials, and financial management of field office. Conducted measles mortality survey in different districts. Conducted EPI Coverage Evaluation Survey in different districts. Conduct measles outbreak study, analyze data, and prepare report. (9) 16 October 2001 to 31 May 2002: Institution: Paricharja Designation: Program Manager Duties: Overall management of program (STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities in Garments Factories) activities (planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision, evaluation, documentation, personnel management, and financial management), Conduct training & research survey, Advocacy with BGMEA and owners of garments factories, Develop training materials/guidelines like peer educator module & IEC materials like preparing slides for projectors and designing posters, Publish newsletter, Provide technical assistance & necessary support to the partner NGOs, and Maintain liaison with donor agency. Hold regular coordination and management meeting. (10) 01 March to 15 October 2001: Institution: World Vision Bangladesh/Quality Improvement Partnership Designation: Quality Assurance Facilitator Duties: Conduct 'Quality Assurance Visits' to the USAID supported clinics in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh, managed by Urban Family Health Partnership (UFHP) and Rural Service Delivery Partnership (RSDP) through different local NGOs, Evaluate & Ensure quality of those clinics, On-site coaching to the clinic-staff, Arrange & Conduct training & workshop for ESP service providers of the clinics, Prepare periodic and annual reports, Attend training & workshops, Collaborate with ICDDR,B to conduct research project, Performing any other duties assigned time to time etc. (11) 12 to 28 February 2001: Institution: Research Evaluation Associates for Development (READ). Designation: Associate Director (Medical). Duties: Assist to develop project proposal, like research and program, supervise design of allied data collection instruments, participate in data analysis, and write report. (12) 11 June to 11 December, 2000: Institution: Bangladesh Institute of Research for Promotion of Essential & Reproductive Health and Technologies (BIRPERHT) Designation: Research Associate Duties : Contribute in developing research proposal development for a nation-wide survey on anemia and nutrition including budget-estimate. Design other research project, supervise data collection & data processing, analyze data, prepare report, present research findings before audience, participate in seminars & workshops, and collaborate with IPHN (GoB), UNICEF & other NGOs etc. Contributed in writing an internationally recognized publication on anemia as a principal author in “News AND Views”. (13) 15 July 1999 to 31 May 2000: Institution: Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) Designation: Medical Officer (Research) Duties: Develop research proposal including budget-estimate, supervise data collection in the field & data processing, analyze data, prepare research report as a key author, present research findings before audience, participate in seminars & workshops, attend regional meetings, present findings of the latest development in field of research and development etc. (14) 01 August 1996 to 11,July 1999: Institution: Z. H. Sikder Women's Medical College, Dhaka Designation: Lecturer, Community Medicine Duties: Teach students about communicable diseases, epidemiology, biostatistics, hygiene, social medicine, sanitation, behavioral science, health education, primary health care, environment (water, air etc.) & health, MCH & FP, nutrition etc. Guide students to carry out mini research projects, a curricular requirement for the 4th. Year MBBS students, which includes questionnaire preparation & data collection on various public health concerns (hygiene, MCH & FP etc.), data processing & analysis, and preparing report. (15) August 1993 to April 1994: Institution: University of South Carolina, USA Designation: Graduate Assistant Duties: Instruct graduate students of School of Public Health on computer application of SAS software and solving problems while dealing it. (16) September 1991 to May 1992: Institution: General Hospital, Narayanganj Designation: Honorary Medical Officer Duties: Manage medical emergencies, indoor, and outdoor patients. (17) September 1990 to September 1991: Institution: Mymensingh Medical College Hospital Designation: Internee Doctor Duties: Manage medical & surgical emergencies, both outdoor & indoor patients of medicine, surgery, eye, ENT, pediatrics, orthopedics, and infectious diseases, conduct delivery etc. Training Received: 1. Training workshop on Rational Drug Use (RDU), arranged by Engender Health. 2. 'Performance Based On-Site Teaching Methodology', conducted by British Council, Bangladesh and sponsored by Engender Health, Bangladesh. 3. 'Training Course on Epidemiological Approach to Reproductive Health', jointly arranged by BIRPERHT & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh. 4. Training course on Disability Program Design, Implementation and Management. (PDIM) by Center for disability in Development (CDD). 5. Training course on Training and Facilitation Skill Development (TFSD) by Continuing Education Centre (CEC), Dhaka, Bangladesh. 6. Master Trainer of Community-IMCI, World Vision Bangladesh. 7. Basic Training on EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization), 28-31 March 2018, by EPI-DGHS national trainers Scientific Publications: (1) Safe Motherhood in the Context of Primary Health Care, Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Journal, Vol. 7, Number 2, July 2001, ISSN 1017-4338. (2) A Field Study on Illness and Health Care in Rural Area of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Journal, Vol. 7, Number 1, January 2001, ISSN 1017-4338. (3) ANEMIA, News AND Views, Vol. 7, Number I, March 2001, Published by Bangladesh, Institute of Research for Promotion of Essential & Reproductive Health and Technologies (BIRPERHT), ISSN 1021-2183. (4) Effects of Adolescent Family Life Education in Improving Adolescents' Reproductive Health Knowledge and Attitude, Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Journal, Vol. 9, Number 2, July 2003, ISSN 1017-4338, Principal Investigator and Principal Author. (5) Injury Pattern of the Patients Attending the Emergency Department in Manikganj General Hospital, Journal of Medical Science & Research, Vol. 1, Number 1, July 2003. (6) The Current Nutritional Status of Under-five Children of Haluaghat and Jhinaigati Area, Journal of Uttara Adhunik Medical College, Vol. 03, No. 01, January 2013, ISSN 2222-1476, Principal Investigator & Principal Author. Other Research Works: 1. Feasibility of Counselling Adolescents from the Union Health and Family Welfare Centres (UH&FWCs). 2. Study on Parenting Practices related to addressing Reproductive Health Issues of Adolescents. 3. Indigenous Knowledge & Practice (IKP) on Early Childhood Care (ECC) at Plan Bangladesh. 4. Title: “Nutritional Status of Under-Five Patients Presented with Pneumonia in an NGO Primary Health Care Set-up”: Dissertation of my FCGP Course, 2009. 5. Conducted measles outbreak study in Manda subdistrict of Naogaon district with study report. 6. Title: “Strengthening Health and Nutrition Service Delivery System of World Vision Bangladesh”: An operations research done by ICDDR,B, August 2008. 7. Title:” Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Growing Nosocomial Problem”: A metanalysis done to fulfill the practicum requirement of my MPH Course in the University of South Carolina, USA, 1995. Linkage with GoB and other NGOs: 1. Being an active member of 'Shandhani' (a voluntary organization), I have learnt how to deal with the people from all walks of life. I actively participated in relief works during natural disasters and also motivated people for blood and posthumous eye donation. As an Assistant Director of 'Shandhani Drug Bank', I managed the drug collection and their distribution to the poor hospitalized patients. 2. As a Research Associate of BIRPERHT, I participated in decision making process with UNICEF & IPHN for conducting nation-wide survey on prevalence of anemia and malnutrition among children, preadolescents, adolescents, and adults. 3. As a Quality Assurance Facilitator of QIP/World Vision Bangladesh, I worked with Engender Health, CWFD, ICDDR,B, Different UFHP/RSDP Clinics, Pathfinder International, and USAID. 4. As a Program Manager of PARICHARJA, I had working relationship with ActionAid Bangladesh, CARE Bangladesh, UTPS, MAMATA, and National STD/HIV/AIDS Network. 5. As a Surveillance Medical Officer-WHO, I have coordinated different activities (like NIDs/Measles Catch-up Campaign) with GoB & NGO officials. 6. Being a Health Coordinator of WVB, I have become a member of National IMCI National Working Team, White Ribbon Alliance, NASP, and National STI/HIV/AIDS Network of Bangladesh. 7. As Health Advisor of Plan Bangladesh, I did liaison and coordination with Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Family Planning. 8. As Project Manager, LSFFP, GAIN, I did partnership management with Ministry of Industries, ERD, Planning Commission, IMED and UNICEF, and did liaison with Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN). Professional Affiliation: 1. Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) 2. Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) 3. Public Health Association of Bangladesh (PHAB) 4. Doctors for Health and Environment (DHEN) 5. Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Association (BPMPA) Computer Skill: 1. MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel & PowerPoint). 2. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 3. Internet & E-mail. Language Skill: Type Read Written Understood Spoken Bangla Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent English Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent