Institute of Health Economics
Nasrin Sultana is a Professor of Health Economics and currently serving as the Director at the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka. She is experienced in teaching and research in Economics and Health Economics related issues in more than 20 years. She has conducted research on several issues including Maternal, neonatal and child health, reproductive health, estimation of health care cost, health care financing, quality of health care, local level planning, fiscal space assessment of Health, Nutrition and Population sector, health insurance scheme for the garment workers, micro health insurance scheme for delivery of health care, family planning spending assessment in Bangladesh, health and productivity of SME workers, feasibility study, costed implementation plan for family planning, family planning spending assessment in Bangladesh, ensuring healthy environment for RMG workers during COVID-19 pandemic etc. She has extensive research experience in working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, local NGOs and international development partners including UNFPA; WHO; UNICEF; DFID; SNV Netherlands; Christian Aid; Pathfinder International; Thinkwell LLC; Avenir Health, USA since 2000.Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Health Economics||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2014|
|Masters||Social Science||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2002|
|Bachelor||Social Science||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2001|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Professor||Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Nov 2019||Currently Working|
|Director||Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||26, May 2019||Currently Working|
|Associate Professor||Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Oct 2014||30-11-2019|
|Assistant Professor||Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Jun 2006||01-10-2014|
|House Tutor||Shamsunnahar Hall, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||20, Mar 2003||20-02-2013|
|Lecturer||Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Dec 2002||01-06-2006|
|Research Associate||Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP)||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Nov 2001||01-09-2002|
|Research Associate||Palli-Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSS)||Bangladesh||01, Nov 2001||01-09-2002|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Reproductive Health and Nutrition Services|
|Public Expenditure Review|
|National Health Accounts|
|Feasibility Study of Health Projects|
|Food Security and Nutrition|
|Family Planning Issues|
|Equity in Health Care|
|Budgeting and Planning of Local Level|
|Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Care|
|Evaluation of Health Care|
|Costing and Efficiency|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|No project/research supervision is found|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Family Planning||Family Planning Spending Assessment (FPSA) in Bangladesh for FY 2020-2021||Avenir Health, USA||01-08-2021||12-09-2021||N/A|
|Feasibility Study||Feasibility Study for Establishment of 19 Hostels in 10 Medical Colleges||Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-05-2021||30-06-2021||N/A|
|Reproductive Health and Nutrition Services||Determine the Role of Local Government in Facilitating Reproductive Health and Nutrition Services in Bangladesh||National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-03-2021||12-09-2021||N/A|
|Primary Health Care||Developing Detail Implementation Design and Operational Plan of the Urban Primary Health Care (PHC) for the Period of October to December 2020||UNICEF||26-11-2020||04-04-2021||N/A|
|Primary Health Care||PHC Service Delivery Operational Measures: Country Data Collection||Thinkwell LLC||01-09-2020||31-10-2020||N/A|
|Universal Health Coverage||Enhancing Essential Services Provision for Universal Health Coverage (EESPUHC), in the context of COVID-19||Thinkwell LLC||01-09-2020||12-09-2021||N/A|
|Family Planning||Family Planning Spending Assessment (FPSA) for FY 2019-2020 in Bangladesh||Avenir Health, USA||01-07-2020||12-09-2021||N/A|
|Healthcare Seeking Behavior||Healthcare Seeking Behavior of SSK Card Holders||Health Economics Unit, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-07-2020||30-06-2021||N/A|
|Healthcare Costing||Costing of OPD Benefit Package for SSK Cardholders||Health Economics Unit, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-07-2020||30-06-2020||N/A|
|Health Insurance||Ensuring a healthy environment for workers’ safety amid Covid-19: A model for RMG sector||Shojag Coalition (Naripokkho, BLAST, SNV Netherlands, Christian Aid)||01-05-2020||31-07-2020||N/A|
|Feasibility Study||Feasibility Study for Establishment of Three Medical Universities and Two Nursing Colleges||Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-05-2020||30-06-2021||N/A|
|Family Planning||Family Planning Spending Assessment (FPSA) for FY 2018-2019 in Bangladesh||Avenir Health, USA||01-01-2020||31-03-2020||N/A|
|Feasibility Study||Feasibility Study for Establishment of Six Medical College and Hospitals||Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||01-01-2020||31-12-2020||N/A|
|Family Planning||Costed Implemented Plan (CIP) for family planning program in Bangladesh||DGFP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and UNFPA and Pathfinder International||01-10-2019||31-03-2020||N/A|
|Reproductive Health||Endline Survey in Project Areas in Five Districts for the Project on ‘Improving Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights Including Maternal and Newborn Health in Bangladesh||UNICEF||01-06-2019||12-09-2021||N/A|
|Family Planning||Family Planning Spending Assessment (FPSA) for FY 2015-2016||Avenir Health, USA||01-01-2018||01-03-2018||N/A|
|Reproductive Health||Baseline Survey in Project Areas in Five Districts for the Project on ‘Improving Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights Including Maternal and Newborn Health in Bangladesh||UNICEF||01-01-2017||31-12-2020||N/A|
|Local Level Planning||Effects of Implementing UNICEF-Supported Local Level Planning for Improvement of MNCH Services in Bangladesh: Baseline Assessment in Selected Upazilas||UNICEF||01-03-2015||31-12-2016||N/A|
|Local Level Planning||Analysis of Investment Case, Use of Pool Fund and Current Local Level Planning for Improvement of Maternal and Child Health Care in Bangladesh||UNICEF||01-09-2014||28-02-2015||N/A|
|Health Economics||A comparison between public and private hospitals from the provider side, and some reflections on patients’ expectations from these facilities in relation to charges and fees||WHO||01-01-2011||30-11-2010||N/A|
|Health, Nutrition and Population Sector||Fiscal space Assessment of Health, Nutrition and Population sector in Bangladesh||WHO||10-01-2010||30-11-2010||N/A|
|Health Insurance||Delivery of Health Care through Micro Health Insurance Scheme: An Assessment of the Health Programme||Grameen Kalyan||01-04-2005||30-06-2005||N/A|
|Reproductive Health||Strengthening Reproductive Health Services for the Urban Poor||UNFPA||01-11-2004||30-09-2005||N/A|
|Health Insurance||Introduction of Health Insurance Scheme for the Improvement of Health Status of the Garment workers in Bangladesh: A study of some Selected Garment Factories||DFID||01-01-2003||31-05-2003||N/A|
|No invited talk is found|
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||Dhaka University Health Economics Alumni Association (DUHEAA)||General Member||2020||Life Time|
|2||Dhaka University Economics Department Alumni Association (DUEDAA)||General Member||2020||Life Time|
|3||Health Economic Association of Bangladesh (HEAB)||General Member||2020||Life Time|
|4||Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA)||General Member||2020||Life Time|
Jahan, N. A., Howlader, S. R., Sultana, N., Ishaq, F., Sikder, Z. H. and Rahman, T. Health Care Seeking Behavior of Slum-Dwellers in Dhaka City: Results of a Household Survey. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Health Economics Unit (HEU), MoHFW; World Health Organization (WHO), 2015 .
Hamid, S. A., Bhuiyan, S. M. and Sultana, N. Delivery of Health Care through Micro Health Insurance Scheme: An Assessment of the Health Programme of Grameen Kalyan. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Grameen Kalyan, 2005 .
Bhuiyan, S. M. and Sultana, N. : Efficiency across Hospitals in Bangladesh: Results from Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Social Sciences Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D] , vol.37 , no.2 , 2020 .
Sultana, N. : Influence of working Environment on Health of Small and Medium Industrial Enterprise (SMIE) workers in Bangladesh, Jagannath University Journal of Arts , vol.8 , no.2 , 2019 .
Jahan, N., Howlader, S. R., Ahmad, S., Bhuiyan, S. M., Sultana, N., Karim, S. and Ahmed, M.U. : Challenges and Prospects of Implementing Local Level Planning to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Bangladesh: Evidence from Selected Upazilas, Journal of Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D] , vol.33 , no.1 , 2016 .
Rahman, T., Bhuiyan, S. M. and Sultana, N. : Gaps in achieving Maternal Health related MDG in Bangladesh compared to some neighboring countries: will the past trend converge maternal mortality ratio to SDG target?, The journal of Social Development , vol.28 , no.1 , 2016 .
Jahan, N., Sultana, N., Bhuiyan, S. M. and Ishaq, F. : Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects, Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences , vol.4 , no.1 , 2015 .
Sultana, N. : Diseases Pattern and Health Care Seeking Behavior of Small and Medium Industrial Enterprise (SMIE) Workers in Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.70 , no.2 , 2015 .
Bhuiyan, S. M., Sultana, N., Piu, Z. A. and Khanam, M. : Regional Differences and the Determinants of Caesarean Delivery in Bangladesh: An Analysis Using BDHS Data, Journal of Oriental Geographer , vol.59 , no.1&2 , 2015 .
Sultana, N. : Trends and Patterns of Health Expenditures and Health Outcomes in Bangladesh vis- a – vis other South Asian Countries, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.71 , no.1 , 2014 .
Sultana, N. and Bhuiyan S. M. : A Comparison of Costs at Different Tiers in Public and Private Hospitals for Inpatients of Some Selected Health Facilities in Dhaka, The Dhaka University Studies (Journal of Faculty of Arts) , vol.70 , no.1 , 2013 .
Sultana, N. and Bhuiyan, S. M. : Woman Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Studies (Journal of Faculty of Arts) , vol.69 , no.1 , 2012 .
Sultana, N. and Islam, S. : Industrial Relations System in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Journal of Management , vol.2 , no.1 , 2010 .
Sultana, N. : Defining and Measuring Health, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.65 , no.2 , 2008 .
Jahan, N. A. and Sultana, N. : Health Insurance Schemes for the Development of Women Health Status in Bangladesh, Journal of Empowerment, a Journal of Women for Women , vol.14 , no.1 , 2007 .
Sultana, N. and Bhuiyan, S. M. : Governance and Corruption in Public health Care System: Experiences of some Developing countries including Bangladesh, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.64 , no.2 , 2007 .
Begum, H. A., Bhuiyan, S. M., Sultana, N. and Molla, A. A. : Malaria All over the World: As a Disease Burden, The Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine , vol.25 , no.2 , 2006 .
Jahan, N. A. and Sultana, N. : Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases: Gender Differentials in Pattern and Causes, Journal of Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D] , vol.23 , no.2 , 2006 .
Sultana, N. and et al. : Level of Gender Inequality in Health, Nutrition and Educational Status in Bangladesh, Journal of Pakistan Journal of Social Science , vol.13 , no.2 , 2005 .
Hamid, S. A., Hossain, I., Sultana, N., Molla, A. A. and Hoque, M. M. : Choice of Delivery Care in the Urban Slums, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.61 , no.1 , 2004 .
Sultana, N. and Haque R. : Key Policy Issues for Effective Health Sector Decentralization, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.61 , no.1 , 2004 .
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