In Memory of Dr. Mahbubul Hoque: A Leader in the Bangladesh Veterinary and One Health Communities

The TEPHINET Secretariat is saddened to share the news that Dr. Mahbubul Hoque, a TEPHINET consultant and a leader in the veterinary and One Health communities in Bangladesh, recently passed away. 

Those who had the privilege of knowing Dr. Hoque knew of his dedication and contributions to One Health work in Bangladesh. He served as a TEPHINET consultant and lead point of contact for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) anthrax and rabies efforts.

Before his consultancy with TEPHINET began in 2017, he dedicated 30 years to a career at the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). During his time with DLS and FAO, he collaborated with national and international consultants and government officials to prepare standard operating procedures, avian influenza emergency preparedness plans, and operational manuals. After retiring from DLS, Dr. Hoque became a TEPHINET consultant and worked as a CDC One Health Focal Person. His work involved economic evaluations of rabies control activities and providing assistance to DLS in the prevention of anthrax and rabies in Bangladesh. 

Dr. Hoque is remembered by his colleagues as having a pleasant personality, being a true gentleman who was committed to his work, and being a loving husband and father. His innumerable contributions to public health will not be forgotten.