Hyder used to coordinate the Public Health Nutrition Research Unit at BRAC
for over 10 years. BRAC, one of the largest indigenous NGOs in the world, works
on poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, education, environment, nutrition
and public health issues (www.brac.net). He also worked with the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to implement the Food Insecurity
and Vulnerability Information and Mapping Systems (FIVIMS) in the South and
South-East Asian Region (www.fivims.net). By training he is a Medical Doctor with
Masters in Food and Nutrition Planning and PhD in Epidemiology and Public
Health. His main areas of work started
in research and program development in areas related to food security and applied
nutrition and then gradually moved into issues of micronutrient deficiencies in
women and children. He is now working at
the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to scale up the micronutrient Sprinkles intervention (www.supplefer.com) in a number of Asian,
African and Latin American countries, while continuing his interest in poverty
and multiple micronutrient deficiencies in women and children in general. He
has great interest in advocacy related activities including organizing meetings
and workshops. His particular interests
are in epidemiology, management and evaluation of integrated development interventions
in areas of food security and nutrition.
He has experience to work in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan and USA. He has published over 12
scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and written numerous reports.
Hyder SMZ, Chowdhury J, Haseen F, Khan MA, Mehansho H, Schaetzel T,
Lönnerdal B. A multiple micronutrient beverage treats anemia and iron
deficiency and prevents further fall in haemoglobin and serum ferritin
concentrations among adolescent girls in Bangladesh. The FASEB Journal 2004; 343.3.
Hyder SMZ, Persson LA, Chowdhury AMR, Lonnerdal B, Ekstrom E-C. Anaemia and
iron deficiency during pregnancy. normal;”>Public Health Nutrition. In press.
Hyder SMZ, Persson LA, Chowdhury AMR, Lonnerdal B, Ekstrom E-C. Impact of
daily and weekly iron supplementation to women in pregnancy and puerperium on
haemoglobin and iron status six weeks postpartum: results from a
community-based study in Bangladesh. Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition 2003; 47: 19-25.
Hyder SMZ, Habicht J-P, Lonnerdal B, Chowdhury AMR, Chowdhury S, Persson
LA. Efficacy and trial effectiveness of weekly and daily iron supplementation
among pregnant women in rural Bangladesh: Disentangling the issues.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002;76:1392-1400.
Hyder SMZ, Chowdhury AMR, Persson LA, Ekström E-C. Do side effects reduce
compliance to iron supplementation? A study of daily and weekly dose regimens
in pregnancy. Journal of Health, Population and
Hyder SMZ. Anaemia and iron deficiency in women: impact of iron
supplementation during pregnancy in rural Bangladesh. PhD dissertation published from Umeå University, 2002.
Lynoe N, Hyder
SMZ, Chowdhury AMR, Ekstrom E-C Obtaining informed consent in Bangladesh. New England Journal of Medicine 2001;344:460-461.
Hyder SMZ, Chowdhury AMR, Persson LA, Ekstrom E-C Anaemia among
non-pregnant women in rural Bangladesh. normal;”>Public Health Nutrition 2001;4:79-83.
Hyder SMZ and Chowdhury AMR. The
prevalence of anaemia among males and females in rural Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Nutrition
Hyder SMZ, Malek MA, Chowdhury AMR. Nutrition Situation of Bangladesh During Bangla Fourteenth Century, Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition 1994 June; vol. 7.
Hyder SMZ, Huq N. Nutritional Status of Children in Rural Bangladesh: Facts from BRAC’s Growth Monitoring Program. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition 1994; 7(2).
Hyder SMZ, Huq N. Health Seeking Behaviour and Nutritional Status of
Adolescent Girls in the Rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition 1994.