Bangladesh Paediatric Association (BPA) is an organization of fifteen hundred Pediatricians which was established in the year 1972 soon after the Independence of the country by a few Pediatricians. The founder President of BPA is teacher of all teachers in Paediatrics, National Prof. Dr. M.R. Khan. Since inception BPA has been working towards improving the health of the children in Bangladesh and looking after the welfare of Paediatricians of this country. By now 43 years have been passed and this professional body has gained optimum momentum and has got importance in home and abroad.
BPA has been working with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) in all the policy making issues of child health eg. Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI), Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Essential Newborn Care (ENC), Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), TB Care in Children, Breastfeeding Movement & Breast Milk Substitute Code (BMS Code), National Nutrition services etc.
BPA has become an active partner in various national programmes & projects under taken by Development Partners like Saving Newborn Life, Save the Children, USAID, alive & thrive, NGOs like BRAC, International Agencies like icddr’b, WHO, Unicef.
BPA is looking forward to improving health situation and ensure wellbeing of the children of Bangladesh and beyond, that is of the countries in South Asian Region.