Nahid Akhter Jahan
Institute of Health Economics University of Dhaka
Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh
Tel: 880 2 9661920-59, ext. 8645 (Office)
880 2 8715283 (Residence)
880 1716444593 (Cellular)
Nahid Akhter Jahan
Nahid Akhter Jahan is a Health Economist with 18 years experience in teaching, research and consultancy. She joined the Institute as a Lecturer in 1999 and became an Associate Professor of the Institute in 2010. She was the Director of the Institute of Health Economics from May 2013 to May 2016. Ms. Jahan completed her B.S.S. (Hons.) and M.S.S. degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka in 1993 and 1994 respectively obtaining first class in both. She did a second masters’ degree, M. Sc. in Health Economics, from the University of York, UK, in the year 2001, with distinction.
Teaching and research:
Ms. Jahan has been teaching Health Economics, Health Care Financing, Economic Evaluation of Health Care, and Management Decision Analysis at M. Phil, Post Graduate, and Under Graduate level in the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka. Most of her research and consultancy relates to health care financing and costing of health services. Her fields of interest include household healthcare expenditure, budgeting, user fees, health insurance, health systems, pro-poor strategies and quality of health care.
She has been working as the principal investigator of the project titled “Analysis of Investment Case, Use of Pool Fund and Current Local Level Planning for Improvement of Maternal and Child Health Care in Bangladesh” since September 2014 under a program cooperation agreement between UNICEF, Dhaka and Institute of Health Economics. The assignment included Investment Case Analysis using Marginal Budgeting for Bottlenecks (MBB) tool in two selected districts and evaluation of district evidence based planning and budgeting in three districts. She also worked as a consultant in preparation of the Implementation Plan of the first Health Care Financing Strategy of Bangladesh during April-July 2013. She was the Focal Point of the Resource Mobilization Task Group formed in developing the Health Care Financing Strategy of the country, “Expanding Social Protection for Health: Towards Universal Coverage, Health Care Financing Strategy 2012-2032”of MoHFW. She was the consultant/costing expert and estimated the budget of the Health Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme (HPNSDP), 2011-2016. Ms. Jahan held the position of social development analyst in the study titled “Millennium Development Goals Needs Assessment and Costing, 2009-2015, Bangladesh” during April-October 2008. In this study she conducted the analysis using the Integrated Health Model of the UN Millennium Project.
N. A. Jahan, S R Howlader, S Ahmad, S M Bhuiyan, N Sultana, S Karim, and M U Ahmed, “Challenges and Prospects of implementing Local Level Planning to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Bangladesh: Evidence from selected Upazilas”, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part–D], Vol. 33, No. 1, June 2016.
N. A. Jahan, “Health Care Seeking Behaviour of Patients and Cost Recovery by User Fees in Upazila Health Complexes in Bangladesh”, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 70, No. 2, December 2013.
N. A. Jahan and I. J. Kakoly, “The Determinants of Incidence of Poverty in Bangladesh: Regional Dimensions”, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 70, No. 1, June 2013.
N. A. Jahan, S R Howlader, N Sultana, F Ishaq, M Z H Sikder, and T Rahman, “Health Care Seeking Behavior of Slum-Dwellers in Dhaka City”, World Health Organization, SEARO, June 2016 www.searo.who.int/bangladesh/publications/health_care_seeking_slum_dwellers.pdf
N. A. Jahan, “The Inequity in and Determinants of Maternal and Child Health Status in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Millennium Development Goals”, Empowerment, 2011, Vol. 18, p 01-20.
S M Bhuiyan and N. A. Jahan, “Practice of Informal Payments in the Public Healthcare Sector”, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka Volume 26, Number 2, December 2009.
N. A. Jahan and S M Bhuiyan, “Demand for Family Planning Methods: Evidence from Developing Countries”, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka Volume 25, Number 1, June 2008.
N. A. Jahan and N. Sultana, “Health Insurance Schemes for the Development of Women’s Health Status in Bangladesh”, Empowerment, Vol 14, p. 75-90, 2007.
N. A. Jahan, S.M.S.U. Eskander and Sakib-Bin-Amin, “Poverty, Ill Health and Health Care Expenditure: An Analytical Exercise”, Stamford Journal of Business Studies, Vol 2, Jan-Jun, 2007.
N. A. Jahan and S.M.S.U. Eskander, “Relationship between Health, Poverty and Economic Development: A Review of Recent Studies”, The Dhaka University Studies, June, 2006.
N. A. Jahan and N. Sultana, “Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases: Gender Differential in Pattern and Causes”, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka Volume 23, Number 2, 2006.
N. A. Jahan, R. Haque, and I.Hossain, “Effect of Introduction of User Charges on Health Care in the Public Facilities: Evidence from Some Selected Countries Including Bangladesh”, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS),Volume 3, Number 2, 2005.
R. Haque, N. A.Jahan, and K M Istiak, “Contracting Out Health Services to NGOs: Key Policy Measures”, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka Volume 22, Number 2, 2005.
S. A. Hamid and N. A. Jahan, “Linkages between Improved Health and Reduction of Poverty: Policy Implications for Bangladesh Health and Population Sector”, Social Science Review,Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Volume 19, Number 1, 2002.