BMANA

BANGLADESH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
OF NORTH AMERICA (BMANA)

ABOUT BMANA

BMANA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational and charitable organization of medical professionals of Bangladeshi descent. BMANA was incorporated in Michigan in 1981. Since then 18 chapters of BMANA have been established across the United States.

In addition to educational, cultural and charitable events organized by the individual chapters, BMANA sponsors a national convention annually. 37 national conventions have been held in a variety of North American cities. The conventions feature a unique blend of educational, cultural, social and humanitarian activities.

BMANA currently produces one publication, the BMANA Newsletter. Plans for a journal that will cover a broad range of association events and educational and cultural topics is in development. BMANA Newsletter currently focuses on association news and members.

The BMANA Disaster Fund, established in the mid 1990’s, is the main component of the charitable and humanitarian arm of the association. The association’s various committees may request grants from the fund to facilitate projects that are consistent with the association’s guidelines for educational and humanitarian medical projects.

The BMANA Alliance committee encourages charitable, educational and cultural enrichment and assists in enhancing local and national programs. Membership is open to the spouses of members of BMANA.

OUR MISSION

BMANA aims to advance the professional, educational, cultural, and humanitarian interests of Bangladeshi descent medical professionals in North America.

Professional and Educational

  • To enhance the medical knowledge of the members of BMANA, to contribute to the medical profession, and to support continuing medical education and research.
  • To promote professional relationships among members and organizations of the medical profession in North America and Bangladesh.
  • To create friendly relationships among healthcare professionals who share a common background and wish to celebrate their heritage.

Charitable and Humanitarian

  • To support professional and educational activities aimed at health education and disease prevention in cooperation with community-based organizations and to support general humanitarian activities.
  • To provide and to coordinate routine and emergency medical care in support of those in need in Bangladesh.
  • To serve as a resource for medical students and post-graduate trainees of Bangladeshi descent in healthcare fields.
  • To sponsor speakers, grants, textbooks and other learning materials for medical schools in Bangladesh.

Cultural Enhancement for Members and their Families

  • To highlight Bangladeshi heritage and foster a community spirit among youth.
  • To provide role models in the health care profession who can help inspire and guide interested youth.
  • To promote Bangladeshi artistic efforts and endeavors.

Establishment of Affiliated Chapters

When requested, to aid in the establishment of chapters in various states. The chapters must subscribe to the highest ethical standards and principles advocated by BMANA and the medical profession.

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