What others say about Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim...

Last updated: 10 October 2017 From the section Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim

Those of us who know him personally, would not have met a man of his metor. Simple and humble but philanthropic and most indulgent to the care of underprivileged diabetics. Vocational rehabilitation of diabetes in rural Bangladesh was his exemplary contribution in the third world.

He persistently endeavoured to change the educational pattern and concept of medical practice from episodic to an anticipatory and comprehensive one, from clinical to preventive and promotive so as to meet the challenge of modern times with contemporary technology through example rather than precept.

We pray for a restful abode for him and his life to be a continuing inspiration for those who work for diabetics in the underprivileged social order.


Dr. Ibrahim was a dynamic leader. He was very firm about what he wanted to achieve - and would go ahead and do it. He was firm, he might appear frightening but when you knew him well you would see he was at heart a very gentle man. I will always remember him for his contribution to women's development in Bangladesh. He took a very bold step in 1976 by appointing 13,000 women to work in village family planning programmes. Due to some bureaucratic procedures, the appointment could not take place for a long time. But Professor Ibrahim gave orders to complete the appointment by 31 March 1976. To do this in 1976, when only 6% of the women of Bangladesh were literate, was a miracle.

Mahnur Rahman, former Director of Training at the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT) in Bangladesh

National Professor Mohammad Ibrahim was a celebrated physician, a gifted teacher, a talented organiser and a great reformer. His contributions in the field of medicine in general and diabetes in particular have been nothing less than phenomenal.