Colonel Dr. Nazma Begum, a woman leads the UN peace keeping mission for the first time of the history of Bangladesh Army
Bangladesh is one among the most progressive country of the world where women are leading from the front in different sectors of the country. Bangladesh Army is one of the true examples where progressive women proved themselves to take the leadership.
Dr. Nazma Begum (Bengali: কর্নেল ডা. নাজমা বেগম) is the first ever female who leads the United Nations (UN) Peace Keeping contingent mission for the first time of the history of the brave Bangladesh Army. She led a 56-member’s medical contingent which was sent to Ivory Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The team left Bangladesh on 27th Februray, 2016. They are providing treatment facilities in the Level-2 hospital of Ivory Cost. This team has 6 women out of the total 56 members.
However, Colonel Nazma was the first female commander of 21 Field Ambulance in the history of Bangladesh Army. She also served as Assistant Director of Medical Services at the 11th Infantry Division of Bagura Cantonment. Apart from this, Nazma is also a renowned author who has written 26 books. Bangladesh Army has been serving in Ivory Coast since 2004 under the UN Peace Keeping programme.
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