UCEP Bangladesh expresses deep condolence on the sad demise of Prof. Hafizul Islam. He was associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1972 and longstanding member of the UCEP Association. He was a man of great intellect, vision and courage who contributed immensely from the beginning journey of UCEP Bangladesh.

He passed away on 23 January 2023 at the Dhaka United Hospital in the capital’s Gulshan. His funeral prayers were held at noon in Azad Masjid, Gulshan and then another round of prayers at Social Welfare and Research Institute, Dhaka University premises.

Prof. Islam was the Director and Faculty member of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka. He was awarded a fellowship from the United Nations and did his MSW degree from Michigan University, USA. Subsequently underwent higher training in Social Administration and Social Research under the Health Education Welfare Department of Washington DC, USA. He had carried out various research studies on family planning, nutrition, female enrolment and dropout in primary school, disabled children in Dhaka city.

The members of the Association, Staff and thousands of Underpriviledged children of UCEP Bangladesh remember him with sincere gratitude for his unfettered contribution to UCEP Bangladesh. We pray for his departed soul and the feelings of great loss at this moment of deep sorrow.

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