Any professional who has the undergraduate degree (Bachelor/Honors) and postgraduate degree in public health will be eligible to become a member of the PHAB. In addition, background of working in Public Health, or has directly or indirectly contributed to the cause of Public Health, or in a position to contribute to the cause of Public Health will be eligible to become a member provided his/her application for membership is accepted by the ExecutiveCommittee.
There shall be following categories ofmembers:-
i. Fellows of Association: Any person of high professional attainment who has rendered meritorious services to further the cause of health, in line with the aims and objectives of the Association may be nominated a Fellow of the Association provided s/he is a life-member of theAssociation.
ii. Founder Member: All person who were present in the first meeting held on Wednesday, the 16th January 1980, when the Association was formed, would be designated as Founder Members of the Association, provided they have paid necessarysubscription.
iii. Life Member: Any person who is eligible as per clause ‘3.1’ of the article 3 of the constitution can become a ‘Life Member’ of the Association by providing subscription of Tk. 5000.00 to the Association.
iv. General Member: Any person who is eligible as per clause ‘3.1’ of the article 3 of the Constitution can become a member of the Association by paying subscription of Tk. 500.00 for two years or term to the association. A general member can eitherbe a) a direct member of the Association, or b) a Branch Member when s/he resides within the jurisdiction of a branch. So, when a new branch is formed all direct members residing within the jurisdiction of that branch shall ordinarily become members of thatbranch.
v. Affiliated Member: Any person who is doing his/her bachelor study from science, engineering or technology background will be eligible to become an affiliated member of the Association by paying subscription of Tk. 200.00 for two years or term to the association 3.3
The Executive Committee shall have the right to alter the fees if and when necessary
Right and privileges of the Members:
The different categories or members shall enjoy the following rights andprivileges:
i. Right to vote. All members described under sub-clause i-iv clause B shall have the right to vote in the elections of theAssociation.
ii. Eligibility for Election. All members described under sub-clauses ii-iv of clause B shall be eligible for election to any office of theAssociation.
iii. Eligibility for Nomination. All members shall be eligible for nomination as members of any sub-committee of theAssociation.
iv. All members shall be supplied with copies of all publications of the Association free of cost or at such rates as the Executive Committee may fix from time totime and shall have the right to access with all the information.
v. All members shall have the right to attend and take part in all non- executive meetings, lectures, demonstrations and conferences organized by the Association.
vi. Life members shall enjoy privileges of membership of the Branch within which jurisdiction they may happen to reside at any time of his/her membership.
vii. All members shall enjoy any other privileges that may hereafter be conferred by the GeneralCouncil.
Obligations of the Members to the cause of theAssociation:
i. All members shall subscribe to the aims and objectives of the Association.
ii. All members shall abide by the rules and regulations of the Association as laid down in theConstitution.
Memberships may terminate in the following ways:
a. By resignation— A member may at any time resign from membership by giving 30 days’ notice in writing to the Secretary General of the Association in case s/he is a direct member and to the Branch Secretary in case s/he is a Branch member. Before the resignation of the member is accepted by the Executive Committee s/he shall pay up all outstanding dues remaining against him/her, and for this purpose the Secretary General of the Executive Committee (in case of direct member) or Branch Secretary (in case of Branch member) shall put up a statement of such dues and claims in respect of the resigning member.
b. By removal of name from the Membership Register for non-payment of subscription, but before such removal a final notification will be given to the respective member.
c. By removal of name from Membership Register due to misconduct. If any member does any misconduct which is deemed to be pre-judicial to the interest of the Association or is likely to bring Public Health profession into disrepute the said member shall be liable to explain for such conduct. In the event of the explanation being found unsatisfactory, Executive Committee or the Branch Committee as the case may be depending on the gravity of the case will give the member an opportunity to apologize or refer the case to the General Council for necessary action. The General Council again, depending on the gravity of the case, shall either give the member an opportunity to apologies, or decide to terminate his/her membership by a resolution of the General Council passed by 2/3 majority of the voters present, provided such proposal has been duly included in the circulated agenda of themeeting.
This sub-clause iii of clause E is not applicable to Fellows of the Association.
d. In the event of death of any member the membership shall automaticallyterminate.